Without looking back at previous posts (sorry about that) but are you using Cat Music? Music For Cats is often suggested. Also you might want to consider over-the-counter calming products.but Kai swatted Maya at the litter box for no reason a couple of days ago.
We have 2 Feliway plug ins in the area the cats spend the most time. We decided to not isolate the kitten because she screams bloody murder when she’s locked up, she’s too little to be left alone so much (12 weeks). She’s on oral meds, topical meds and everyone is getting a medicated shampoo bath tomorrow, plus I’m cleaning like crazy.Without looking back at previous posts (sorry about that) but are you using Cat Music? Music For Cats is often suggested. Also you might want to consider over-the-counter calming products.
You need to separate her anyway now, correct? Hang in there with that
How did you introduce them in the first place? Is there a big age difference? Thank you!I would honestly do a reintroduction again. It is VERY important to not rush intros. Believe me, it doesn't get better (my boys still chase or are too rough with my girl almost 3 years later). Check out this website for a lot of tips on how to do reintros
When she attacks, does she hurt them? or just swatting them? Thanks!I may be out of the norm here but I have a resident cat that’s never really accepted new kittens and it’s been about 8 months. I tend to keep them in separate areas of my house, separated by a gate so they can still see and smell each other. The kittens love her and want to be near her, she just wants nothing to do with them and will hiss, growl, and sometimes attack them.
if this is as good as it's going to get
Hi!she just wants nothing to do with them and will hiss, growl, and sometimes attack them.
It’s better but not great yet. The kitten chases Kai a lot and Kai hissed at her and runs away, but the kitten doesn’t get the message. For the most part they’re ok with each other, except when the kitten gets all hyper. Maya tolerates the kitten for the most part but will often corral her into a corner and sometimes chase her and swat her pretty intensely, no biting or hissing, just super fast swatting that scares the kitten so she starts hissing. We put Maya and Kai on fluoxetine 2 weeks ago, they’re calming down a little. So we’re in a wait and see mode. The kitten has already gotten spayed.
Here is a video from today. Maya (gray) is chasing and swatting Sitka the kitten (white). Does this look like aggression or something else? Maya didn't hiss, growl or bite. Sitka was hissing. You can see them on the bottom left corner, unfortunately the Nest camera angle wasn't great.