Hello I have a question to ask about my cats.About 4 days ago both my cats (chloe-female and wrigley-male) were attacked by a stray. My male was very badly injured but my female just had a hurt paw. well we took them to the vet and seperated them for 3 days so that their injurses could heal more. Well today we tried to re-introduce them. At first the female was scared but then after a little while we let her go and Wrigley was acting weird around her. Like he was herding her..Wherever she went he was and was always staring at her and had to have her in his sight. He has never acted like this. So we seperated them again. Because at the moment we dont trust them alone. The female is spayed and the Male is not. Do you think that has anything to do with it? They are 1 year old raised together their has never been a problem with them getting along until now! What do you think is the problem and what is going on? and what can i do to change it!
okay thats good to know. do you think that maybe we would attack her? i just want to be safe. This stray has come to my house twice since the attack. And I have been told that this stray will not stop coming to my home until he KILLS wrigley!! is this true!?!?
Wrigley will probably not attack Chloe, but just keep an eye on them just to be on the safe side. Keep them indoors for now, but if you really want them to go outside, keep an eye on them while they are outside, and let them back in when you cannot watch them, because the stray will fight with your male, and yes he could possibly kill him (sorry, but it can be true). Male cats are very territorial, especially when not neutered. Do you plan on getting him altered? I would reccomend it because you will have a problem with spraying in the house as well as the agression.
okay! and yes! we do plan on altering him, we always have, but have not gotten around to it. We have been trying to trap the stray and take it to the animal shelter or somthing like that so that we can let our cats outside again. One of the reason for letting them outside was because of Wrigley spraying! But when they were outside they would never leave our garden, and we would crack the garage so that they could come in whenever they pleased. It was working before the fight. haha..
have you maybe thought it could be over mating reasons. the stray posibly could have been fighting for matinh rites and and your male cat is not going to stand for it so he's whatching her close to insure himself domint male.