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What can I do?

Asked by redsgirl4eva (262points) August 19th, 2008

I have two 8–9 week old female kittens and I just got an adult male cat that has known me and my b/f. Problem is whenever one of the kitten and the cat get close to each other one or the other or both will act strange what do I do? I know I have to give it time because the male just got here but inever seen this behavior before is it normal out of cat?

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tinyfaery's avatar

Look up how to introduce the two. A simple google search should do it.

trumi's avatar

They are probably just getting used to each other. Keep them relaxed and comfortable and they will sort it out themselves.

Totally normal.

augustlan's avatar

Not to get off topic, but are these cats spayed and/or neutered? If not, do so ASAP!

redsgirl4eva's avatar

not yet the kittens are to young and i just got the adult

jca's avatar

when they’re all spayed or neutered they will not look at each other as sex objects or competition, and so they may all get along better. meanwhile,cats usually take some time to get to know each other. in beginning is a lot of hissing and spitting and being territorial.

girlofscience's avatar

I thought your boyfriend left you?

susanc's avatar

I think he came to his senses later?

phred78's avatar

Give them all separate bowls for food and water and try to give the adult cat his own bed and litter. Try to remember that for cats, the house is theirs, not yours. And they will have a problem with new guys coming. In time they will get used to sharing.

scamp's avatar

It’s perfectly normal. Adult cats take some time to adjust to kittens. They seem to see them as an annoyance at first. Just keep a close eye on them so you can intervene if it looks like the older cat might hurt the kittens. They willl work it out in time, tho.

crisedwards's avatar

There is a long (maybe several months) acclimation process with any new cats. And, an older male will have a harder time getting used to young females (think of it in human terms, even). So, observation, action, separation: all necessary.

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