Mario is getting aggressive over his food. He growls realt low and hisses when Zelda and Frosty come near his food when he's eating. It's annoying. He bats at Frosty, too. I've never known a cat with food aggression, but Mario is showing it. Is this normal? What do I do?
did your kitty come from a large litter? I have a new member in my home Tobi. he came from a large litter and was an aggresive kitty cat when it came to food. we just feed Tobi seperatly. it seems to be working fine. no more growling or pawing for now....... :) the reason I asked if he came from a big litter is because the fight began over mommies milk and just probaly your kitten feels as though he still has to have a go at it.
I got him maybe two weeks before Frosty, and I got Frosty over two moths ago. He's been here about three months, then. He isn't as bad with Zelda, they eat together, out of different dshes. But when he's eating, even out of Frosty's dish, if Frosty comes near, he gets really angry.
My cat does the same thing. It seems that he does this more when the dogs are constantly smelling and trying to eat his food. And then he starts to eat their dog food. He will hiss at them when he sees them coming close, and usually that is enough warning for the dogs not to eat his food. YOur cat is just warning Frosty. I think it is normal and i do not think your cat feels uncomfortable in his own home.
I just looked at your pets pics. first let me say ADORABLE!!!! 2nd since your mario has been there a year I would say yes he's comfy in his new home.so,now all I can say is my tobi was like that with his food now, he's alot better but, I had to seperate him for a while. so give that a shot. maybe it will work for you too....:)
let me make a correction I was not suggesting the cat was not comfy in his home. but, if he was new that could have been an idea espcially being a stray. I just talked to my friend her cat brighton has been in her home for 3 years and he does all of those things too. Tobi I got as soon as he was weened and that was what I did it worked for me. hopefully something will come through for you :)