When we were deciding if we were going to get a second cat for our newly adopted cat Ariel, we thought a kitten might be easier all around. I wanted to experience life with a little kitten again, coming off losing my 16-year old-cats and then adopting 3-year-old Ariel. I forgot how much fun it was to watch kittens to play and how sweet it is to watch them grow.
I was also hoping that a kitten would be exactly what Ariel needed – someone who wasn’t going to be too territorial, since this was her space first. A cat who has a lot of energy to encourage her to get moving more, and someone she could really grow to love and cuddle with, and a kitten is where we would find that.
The local Humane Society gave us some wonderful tips on how to make the transition for both cats easier. Gmork, our new kitten, has been in our house for almost three weeks now and the two cats, while not cuddling together yet, are playing together and sharing sleeping and eating space. It’s been a process, but there are some tips from the experts on how to introduce a new kitten to the resident cat (which would work well for two older cats as well).
Click through to read 5 tips on how to safely introduce your new kitten to your older resident cat:
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!