Cats will compete for resources. What are resources? Resources
are anything the cat wants or needs such as food,
water, scratching posts, beds, litter boxes and human
attention. Therefore, the rule of thumb is to increase resources to lower
cat aggression in multiple cat households.
Cats fight among themselves for a variety of other
reasons such as territory or when a female is in heat.
Just like people, cats can also have personality conflicts. If
two cats simply don't get along, they may need to be separated
permanently. However, many households can restore feline harmony
with a veterinary behavior consultation and behavior
If your cats are not getting along, seek professional help
before making final decisions. Consider a Pet Behavior History
Analysis with Dr. Tripp to learn how reduce tension and raise
affinity in your multiple feline household.
Late Socialization: 9 to 16 weeks old
- Continues to learn
- Social play peaks.
- Social conflict over
status may emerge.
(2004). Feline Behavior Guidelines.