Cat fight for territory

by Roz

I have had my cat for 2 1/2 months now, and has had free access to the garden for the last 1 1/2 months. I have another cat in my area which 'owned' the street I live on. My cat has been fighting this cat to gain territory. The other cat is now coming into my garden to fight my cat. Does this mean that my cat has lost his fight and will be confined to only his area?

Answer by Kate
no cat territory changes all the time and the battles to win it are continuous until perhaps one cat decides to find another area.

My own cat often has other cast in her garden, she goes out and scents over there markings. It goes on and on.

Often cat territories over lap and it is in these overlaps where some of the fights occur. So your garden may be part of an over lap.

I wouldn't worry too much. territory fighting etc often looks and sounds much worse than it often is. generally it is not in a cats interest to risk serious injury and so there is often a lot of noise and bravado.

best wishes Kate

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