We have 6 cats total. One stays out. One stays in and 4 of them are both indorr/outdoor. They all get together fine except for two. A fixed male (about 10 years old) who moved here with my boyfriend last summer and a female (2 years old). When the male first moved in, the female would terrorize her a bit, then things calmed down. Now the male hunts her and goes after her every chance he gets, indoors or out. Does anyone have any insight into this? Is there anything we can do?
Most cats, with the exception of lions, aren't really social animals in the way that other animals like dogs are. It's possible that your house has reached 'critical mass'. The point at which the animals aren't comfortable with the inclusion of any more.
i have 3 cats and i had the same problem with my female tortieshell siamese and my Maine coon cat.when we brought Mr.Wuggles home the other cats just hated him eventully my male siamese Hops got used to him But my Felmale Tortieshell Siamese Rubezie still Hates him after 1 year!!i think the best solution is to just keep them seperated.because the spray bottle just makes them sacred of you.i read that you shouldnt use a spray bottle but insted make loud noise like clapping your hands,it works with my cats. i think each breed of cat is just like every breed of dog some get along better with other cats than others. i think siamese cats get along best with other siamese you should list what breed of cat they are
I think separation is in order, too. Maybe you could put your boyfriend's cat in a room with one of his favorites of your cats for a few days and then gradually re-introduce him to the household.
You might try Feliway at www.felineway.com. I used this product last year when I had temporary roommates with three cats. One of her cats was so stressed by the all animals we had in the house (five cats and two dogs) that she was licking herself raw. The Feliway DID help, but she didn't really imrove until they moved out.
It goes on here like that to.I have 3 cats ,2 females who have been here since I bought my house ,and a male who's been here about 8 months.Well the male loves to terrorize my Pandora but he leaves Heidi alone.I yell at him to stop with a loud voice and it does help.
Cats like dogs have a kind of ranking system. Probly the best way to ease things is to spread eachother scent on to each other. You can do this yourself over a 6 week period of rubbing each cat down with a towel and then wipeing down the other cat with it. Be sure to rub around areas like cheeks and tail and bum areas, onto the towel. These are the parts they mark their owners with.