brother sister cats

by Erin
(Litchfield, NH 03052)

i have two kittens who are about a month old. they are brother and sister. the male seems more dominant. when the girl goes to eat the boy will push her away. the boy (milo) is always attacking the girl (mia) and it almost seems like she cant fight back. let me know if this is normal and what i should do about this. thank you.

Answer by Kate
This is your male cat trying to become the dominant one and making sure that the female cat knows it. This is normal and as long as the female cat is getting something to eat and drink etc then they will just settle down into their positions within the family.

Keep an eye on the behavior, they are still very young and have a long way to go before all the battles will have been carried out. The female cat may be less aggresive now but things can change. As I say keep an eye on them but do not be surprised if the odd fight or hissing session goes on, this is normal cat behavior as they are not pack animlas like dogs and feel the need to be top cat as it were in their home.

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