A Kitten's Search for a Best Friend
Charlie Hernan, from Devon, southwest England, reveals in the viral TikTok film that one of her cats died, so she got a new kitten to keep her other cat company.
The video begins with the owner petting the ginger-and-white kitten. While meeting the new family member, a bigger tabby retreats and hisses.
The cat shaking next to a plant pot is really moving. Hernan said the kitten had been starved by his former owners.
Video caption: "We acquired a kitten to give our cat a buddy after she died. Our cat disliked him. Over a week he growled at him.
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Owners should feed their new cat whatever the existing cat has lay on and vice versa to assist them get acquainted to each other's smell.
Charity added: "Your resident cat may linger outside the new cat's chamber and sniff beneath the door. Curiosity may make the cats' initial meeting a relief."
After a day, wedge the room door open so the cats can see each other.
After settling, allow the new cat out to explore. Keep the cats apart.
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Introduce people thereafter. Charity said: "If feasible, introduce your new cat in a spacious enclosure. If not, have a friend or family member assist.
While you're with your current cat, your companion should open your new cat's chamber. Reward calm kitties with a treat.
Each cat will acclimatise over time. Forcing or hurrying will make the situation more stressful and delay the settling-in process.
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