New Kitten, And Two Cats Already At The House. Will There Be A Problem?

I have a 6 year old male cat and a 4 month old male kitten at my house and we bought a new female kitten that's 2 months old. Will the older ones hurt or harm the female kitten, because I'm afraid if they ever stay home alone for a few hours something will happen.



Reply from Liz (Editor): It's exceptionally rare for an adult cat to deliberately harm a kitten - he may give the kitten a bop on the nose if she's getting a bit boisterous, but it would be highly unlikely that it would be done deliberately.

By introducing the cats to each other in a controlled way, it will help to settle the new one in more quickly. This page gives further information:

Introducing a New Kitten to a Resident Cat

What I normally do for a week or so after getting a new kitten is to keep him / her separate from the other cats when I'm out - i.e. I'll just shut the kitten in a room with food, water, litter, bed etc. I'll let them out so they're all together only when I'm in. Once I'm happy that they are all getting along reasonably well I'll leave them all out together at that stage.

Good luck and thank you for your question.

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