How can I get unrelated (neutered/spayed) cats to accept each other and get along?
- JerryLv 78 months ago
Keep them separated, in separate rooms where they can't see each other. At least twice a day, put them where they can see each other. And give them treats. Keep them so busy enjoying treats that they don't have time to hiss and yammer at each other. Then get them back where they can't see each other.
What this teaches the cats is "No matter how much I hate that little stinker, whenever he/she is around, wonderful things happen."
Gradually you increase the length of time they can see each other, bring them physically closer together.
Any two cats are probably going to slap and snarl at each other sometimes. You can't make them be little sweethearts, just get them to tolerate being in the same room together.
- Anonymous8 months ago
You cannot force them to get along. Either they want to or they don't get along. Cats are like people. They get along with individuals that are nice to them. When a mother cat wants to wean her kitties, for example, she growls and keeps her kittens from even getting close to her by striking them with her paws. The kittens soon learn that they are not wanted and become independent or play with their siblings instead.
- PRLv 78 months ago
Introduce, slowly. One should be in the bathroom or other small room near the main living area (preferably the newcomer) for a few weeks. Give them time in this manner and they will get used to one another. If you push it, they will resent one another for a long time.