Can Neutered Males get along with Fixed Females?

by Paul
(Sherbrooke, PQ, CANADA)

First of all, I have a male cat that is neutered and declawed. He is 1.4 yrs old.

He has been with us since he was 7 months old.
Now my wife wanted another kitty, so we found someone who was giving away a fixed and declawed female cat. She is of the same age as our male cat.
I had to get her, her own litter box as she would not go into my male cats litter. It's been a couple of days now that she was brought into our family.

She was Hissing, growling at him, not us or my child. She is very friendly with us humans, but with our male cat, hiss and growl. Today I find they are able to get closer without her hissing/growling. Our male cat, at first was keeping his distance from her, but today has started chasing her, playing with her without him hissing at her, but she's on the defensive. I find there is some progress here though.

How long do you think it will take for them to be friendly with each other, accept each other?

Any other comments on the above would be appreciated.

Thank you.


Answer by Kate
When you introduce a new cat to an existing cat it is bets to use the safe method of introduction. it is designed to allow the cats to get to know each other without fear of attack etc. it does take a little time and effort but it does help the cats in the long run..

the process is described here

best wishes Kate

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