Male kitten still terrorizing the other cats

by Brenda
(FLowood, MS)

I wrote a few weeks back about my male kitten jumping on my female cat who is 15 years old and since then I had him nutured, but it hasn't helped much. Although he is not quite as wild, he is still jumping my female and has driven my other male cat from the house. When he attacts, he jumps on their back and bits down on their neck or back. I can't tell if he is trying to be dominant or if he does it because they don't fight back. My other female cat will take nothing off him and he will not bother her, in fact, they do play together. Rascal still rough houses with the dogs and I think he believes the other cats should play like the dogs. What can I do to bring this house hold together? Sassy refuses to come in the house and is living next door with our neighbor but comes to the front door to come in on various occasions. If he even thinks Rascaal is around, he will turn around and run and we won't see him again for several days. We love him but it is not fair to our othe cats to live in fear of him. Should I consider giving Rascal to someone who only has dogs?

Answer from Kate
It can take some time after neutering for the hormone levels to drop, so the fact that he is still full of beans is not surprising. It also sounds like normal cat behavior to me. It is up to the other cats how they react to him, ie fight or play back or give him a wide berth. Again this is normal and nothing we can do can change how they chose to behave to him.

If he is still as rough in another few weeks you could speak to your vet to see if there is some medication which could calm him down for awhile to let the household settle again.

best wishes kate

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