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We have a new kitty! His name is Angus, he's a Tuxedo Cat, 4 years old,
and he is a bruiser at 18 pounds. We adopted him from the Peninsula
Humane Society. He seems quite confident and affectionate. We've let him
sniff noses through the door with our resident cat, Biscuit, but we're
keeping them separated for the next few days.

Before we adopted him, I snapped a photo of him in his digs at the
humane society:

Despite my having a lot of experience with cats, this is the first time I've tried introducing two unrelated cats. There's a fair amount of contradictory advice on the web. Any advice (to-dos and to-don'ts) from folks who've been there?

Date: 12 May 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
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AWW!!!! So cute!

All of our experiences seem to start with us having great intentions, separate bowls, separate litterboxes, separate them for a few days at least, possibly a week or two, let them smell each other's scents but not confront each other right away. This usually ends within 16 hours, because one of the cats escapes and encounters the other cat IMMEDIATELY and they go through whatever degree of hostility they're going to right off the bat, and continue to attempt escape at every opportunity.

After a while they adjust on their own.


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