You are here:

Cats/New kitten meeting our 14 month old cat.

Advertisement


Question
Hello Kate,
Just want to find out something. We got our 14 month old male cat a little female kitten yesterday as we think he is lonely and that is why he wonders of during the day. anyway we are keeping the new kitten in our spare room for a few days on her own so she can get use to her new surroundings, how or when should we let the two meet each other I know when we stayed at our old place where there was also cats he always had friends he played with. So please help us make the meeting of our 2 cats go smoothly. thanks a lot.

Answer
Hi Hannes
well my best advice is to introduce them as soon as possible and for you to follow my procedure described on my website here

/introducing-cats.html


take the process slowly and calmly and they will build confidence in each other over the process. This is really the best way as it is a safe environement for them to get used to each others sight and smell etc.

best wishes Kate

Cats

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Kate Tilmouth

Expertise

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.

Experience

I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com 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.

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

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

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.