How to make cats get along?
October 25, 2005 9:21 PM Subscribe
Help us with our cat problem, please!
posted by starvingartist to Pets & Animals (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We have a 3-year old female cat. About three months ago we agreed to take in two more cats for an indefinite period of time. One is a girl and the other is a boy - both are fixed, as is our own cat. We introduced them gradually, gave them separate eating spaces, all the things you're supposed to do, but we are still having major problems.
Our cat, Sophie, is very high strung. We had an older cat who was her companion but she passed away several months ago, and Sophie has been our only cat since then. Since the two new arrivals, she hasn't come downstairs more than two or three times, she hisses and screams and hides whenever one of the other cats comes upstairs, and she's stopped using her litter box because the other cats have started using it. In the last two weeks she's even started peeing and pooping on the floor and in our clothes.
The other two cats aren't openly hostile to her, but they seem to want to antagonize her. They constantly go upstairs to chase her, especially when they hear her eating. It's getting very irritating, and we're tired of having to clean up cat poop, and we want our normal cat back.