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Gullivers Keeper

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So we will be introducing kitty # 4 into the house, (sphynx #2) We have 1 girl tortie with an attitude shes 6, one black and white boy who's 11 and our baby Gulliver who is 16 months. We've introduced cat's before obviously, but there is always ways to do things better, any suggestions are welcome. The new sphynx boy is 7 months old.
 

Mews2much

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I would go slowly.
I put my new kittens in the carrier first and let the other cats smell the new one.
Then I let them smell the blanket the new one has been on.
The only cats that his are my sphynx my other cats love the new kitten when they first meet.
Also you need to keep the new kitten separate for 7-10 days just in case someone has germs.
Then when they meet let them sniff him and make sure you watch them in case.


 

MissMySphynxBoys

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In the past I have introduced new pets(cats/dogs) rather quickly and within a close age rang. But this time I decided to take it slow with Gleek since we have cats who are 8, 7, 5, and 3 and dogs who are 9 and 6. I attempted to keep Gleek secluded from the rest of our pets, but gave in to his cries after 6 days and let him out of our bedroom. Honestly, I had been worrying about my nasty 7 year old female DSH but I worried for nothing. It was the best pet integration we ever had. It was if the other pets thought Gleek was our old boy Tanker and just went with it.
 
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