We just brought a male kitten into our home that already had a spayed female…

We just brought a male kitten into our home that already had a spayed female kitten both are approx. the same age (6 mos). The male kitten is apparently terrified oft the female. The female exhibits a playful posture( no hissing or bristling, laying on her back). Is there something we can do to promote interaction and make the male less fearful?

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Krista Magnifico
6 years ago

Hello Greg, Let your new kitten acclimate to his new home before asking him to be buddies with your female. I usually suggest leaving the new cat in a large carrier with a litter box, and a hidey box so that he can retreat into a safe place. At some point he will be unafraid to come out of the box and play with your kitten. And I am sure that at some point soon they will be best buds. Imagine if someone scooped you up and dropped you in a foreign land with some pesky female? Most of us… Read more »