Behavior issue with cats

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That's really good progress. It's hard to see when you're living it every day.

Give it a couple more days of out together. Keep encouraging any positive interactions like nose bopping, sniffing, backing off after a hiss, playing in one another's presence, with words and/or affection. Tell them that you're going to leave the door open in X number of sleeps. Maybe this is placebo because it helps to calm the human but I do think this works.

Enjoy your semi-free time meanwhile. I would hate to see anything go wrong after you've had such successful situations this far, so just focus on setting up for success with overnight enrichment, cat calming music, etc.

Do know if there is a setback, that it's just that, a setback.
So I guess here’s my update; things have been OK. There was a teensy bit of an incident but that was normal? I think.
So we were all on the couch and I was really really happy for once because all of them were cuddling with me like they used to. The boys were laying super close to each, and of course Noel the white one whose been the bullied, decided to mess with his brother mid cuddle, after grooming him for a few minutes. A little fight broke out, but nothing like before just a howl and one ran away, the sister oddly enough in my lap charger her brother and not the white one which was odd.

but it calmed down again a minute later with no signs of tension of aggression, I was leaving anyway so I separated them.
Let them out most of the night together and it was normal; no hissing, lots of sniffing and he’s able to walk past them in confidence.
 

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Honestly, cats are weird. Cheetah decides Omypaw head is dirty, she cleans it and then slaps him and runs off while he either chases or looks stunned. Everything goes back to normal.

I think you are doing great and they are making great progress.
 

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What a cozy evening ❣ That sounds more like a play and less like agression to me. They're likely just testing the boundaries. Your other female didn't like them testing so she shut it down. And then they settled back in!

Every grooming session in this house ends in a swatting, wrestling play session.
 
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What a cozy evening ❣ That sounds more like a play and less like agression to me. They're likely just testing the boundaries. Your other female didn't like them testing so she shut it down. And then they settled back in!

Every grooming session in this house ends in a swatting, wrestling play session.
So here’s another update so far so good I haven’t had any fights breakout. They are eating together every meal they are eating getting treats together they are spending time together when I’m home and only separated when I’m not home or when I’m at work the white one gets really vocal when I separate him so and I don’t know if it was a one off or if he’s trying to tell me, he’s ready to be out, but I’m not comfortable with them being out on no real complaints I haven’t even heard hissing.

they more or less are ok as of this writing. It’s been a few days now where they are out together when I’m home still scared to move on to letting them out at night
 

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Wonderful ❣ oh I'm so happy to see them altogether.
I think they are really ready to be out at night together. But you should take it at your own pace. Perhaps pick a night when you have the next day off as you might stay up a bit later.
 
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