My unhappy cat
we have a eight year old male tabby cat a eight year old golden whom grew up together, a few weeks ago a white male kitten about 3 or 4 months old came walking in our yard, he was hungry and a little dirty , we gave him a bath and gave him food, we put it on the radio, called around looking for a home,nobody wanted this cute kitten, but my kids did,so we took him to the vet to got his shots and check him out, the problem is, my cat doesn't like him at all, the kitten trys to play with him, and he wants nothing to do with him, i'm scared that this kitten might take years off his life, and this kitten is very active and keeps my husband awake at night.we live in the country,and i want him like my other cat to be indoor outdoor cat, but everytime we try to take him out he runs in the woods and then my kids are trying to get him back, i guess the other question is is it to soon to let him outside?
Answer by Kate
Firstly yes it is too soon for you to let this kitten out. they need to me inside your home for at least four weeks for them to build any attachments to you and the home. that way when they do go out they will have a real bond with your home and return.
As for your other cats reaction, well this is common. the secret is in the way they are introduced to each other. this is a slow process but is worth it in the end. the introduction process is described here on my web site
best wishes Kate
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