You are here:



Dear Kate, i'm hoping you may be help me and give me some advice...
I adopted two 13 week old kittens 3 weeks ago, they were brother and sister and very close. Unfortunetly this weekend we had a terrible accident with the male kitten and he sadly passed away.

We are all devastated, but not as much as his sister. She is really pining for him and misses having another kitten to play with. I have reserved two boy kittens who are a couple of weeks younger than her to come and live with her and try and bring her out of her shell again (she has always been very timid).

I just want to make sure i am doing the right thing, and how i should go about introducing the new kittens to my existing one?

Many thanks

I am sorry to hear of your loss.

i can;t really tell you that getting another kitten is the right thing or the wrong thing as every cat reacts differently to different cats. But hopefully if you introduce them correctly they should at least be able to get along with each other well enough in the long run. I have written a web page about introducing cats to each other. i hope it will be able to help settle your new cats in. here is the link


best wishes


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


I run my own cat website at and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

©2017 All rights reserved.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]