Yeah, I do put Indy in the bathroom for a "time out" when he is wild for too long, and I think Duncan has had enough. I sure hope he settles down pretty soon. I'll have to go back to the office sometime in early next year, so I need them to be a well oiled machine by then!I have not quite the same, but had the same thoughts about my 2 residents I've had the longest when I brought 2 more adult cats in.
Ziggy is the most recent, and 14 years old. She can be out for some hours then gets an idea to chase and whap the others (I don't think it's play.) Not to hurt, not aggressive, but the others hiss, growl, crouch run a bit and hide in plain sight so I have Ziggy out for limited periods then back in her safe room 3-4 times throughout the day right now. The others immediately recover and are fine. They even know the noise of me putting Ziggy's gates back up at her room when they are in another part of the house . To have some separation for the others to have quiet time and eat and litter box.
I know Indy is young and energetic so not saying close him up in the bathroom but having some breaks for the others is what I do.
Ziggy's episodes are decreasing, have had her since March.
Indy will calm .
And for nighttime Waffles and Mooshoo will not share my bed with Gracie, and Gracie won't with them. So, every other night Waffles and Moo get to sleep with me and Gracie on the other nights. Sheesh enough already, can't you guys share a bed?
It's been a year for that.
I had to laugh at the night time antics. I can relate.
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Sometimes, I'll take naps on the weekends, and Indy and Duncan will both sleep on my bed. I'm hoping that will eventually translate into nighttime, but I guess we'll see.