|09-19-2013 03:25 PM|
maybe thats why she was too hard on the ferrets she though they were wierd looking cats lol
she would sit on them and pick them up by their scruff, it seemed like mostly play but would turn serious so I gave them back. The dog lost her mind when she saw them.
|09-18-2013 02:02 PM|
|Galathiel||I can believe it. Cats are extremely territorial. While they can be gregarious depending on how they are raised, many are loners that don't want another cat in their territory.|
|09-18-2013 11:55 AM|
I found my calico to hard on the ferret but my cat was a farm cat, she would just always rake the ferret with claws, shes given it to my dog bad a few times, and in the past where i use to live was attacked by a coyotes while she hid under a chip wagon hunting rats. They tore her ligament but she survived by screaming and staying under there and clawing like a wild cat. We had no idea the first few times the vet thought she just fell out of a tree then the vet thought she had some kind of cancer or sickness after the attack, until we saw the camera we knew what did it, there was no blood she would just limp and refuse to eat for weeks. She never went outside there after that.
I think You should try another from a rescue get a baby.
My cat does good with some does horrible with others but the ragdolls I have met are more laid back than persians.
2 cats that dont like each other is almost as bad if not as bad as 2 dogs. But I feel you wont have that issue at all specially when you get a kitten. Try to get a long hair kitten.
A guy that worked in animal rescue in toronto said cats are worse than the dogs lol I am not sure if i Believe? lol
|09-18-2013 11:04 AM|
|pyratemom||I have two cats from a feral litter that was born under a dinghy in my yard. They have lived here all there lives and are now 14 years old. When they were kittens they loved each other and were together all the time. Now that they are grown one prefers to come in and sleep in the house all day and the other hates it in the house. Last hurricane season I brought the outdoor cat (Stacey) indoors during a storm and her sister (Kristy) and her did nothing but fight the whole time. We ended up tranquilizing Stacey so she would stay inside and put her in a big crate where Kristy couldn't bother her but she still was not happy. The mother cat passed away last spring - we never knew how old she was but after the kittens were born we had her and all the kittens neutered. She had a good life.|
|09-18-2013 10:51 AM|
|Galathiel||I have a female tortoiseshell Persian that loves to play and loves to harass my old dog. I thought she might like to have a friend too because she wants to play so badly but my dog is having none of it. A stray kitten came up and you should have heard the growling and wailing. Umm no... she's happy being queen with only dogs as subjects ... and she would really prefer I ditch the pup!|
|09-17-2013 11:50 PM|
oh man, oh man, do i know that feeling.
|09-17-2013 11:42 PM|
Some cats really do like the company of other cats. With some cats, however, it's the last thing they want! You never know how it's going to go until you try; compatibility is extremely important with cats, even more so than with dogs. If you want to get another cat, I'd suggest another Ragdoll. Their personalities should be reasonably similar.
In my multi-cat household, I've found that males seem to get along with each other the best. Females tend to be more territorial and more picky than males, in general. Since you already have a female, I wouldn't look for another female, but so much depends on the individual cat.
One thing I have to say: Get another cat only if YOU want one. I know so many people who got a second cat because they thought their first cat was "lonely", and the two ended up fighting tooth and nail, peeing everywhere, etc. These things can be mitigated if you're willing to do so, but if you didn't really want another cat in the first place, it would be a real pain in the butt to deal with it if they didn't get along.
|09-17-2013 10:42 PM|
|Gharrissc||We had our older cat Mitsey who is now 3 before I brought home Rico, who was 3 months at the time. At first Mitsey was pretty pissed at the new addition, but within a few days she loved him. I would personally bring in a kitten, versus another adult.|
|09-17-2013 09:36 PM|
Good suggestions, my wife is not sure about the idea, she said she would give it some thought though, she was surprised I mentioned it. My mother in law has her litter mate, do you think having her bring her over for a visit would give us some insight?
We have a shop cat at work, She came to us as a mouser from the shelter. I felt bad for her at first because she seemed like such a nice cat, really likes people and enjoys attention. I thought she would be great for some retired person who wanted company. The cat she replaced was a large orange male, he was ornery, tolerated us, but would swat at visitors, he did his job well though. When he passed, our payroll clerk, who volunteers at the shelter brought her in. We wanted an adult with little to no chance of getting adopted otherwise, but instead we got "Molly". Well she looks nice and is to people, but not to other cats, dogs, or any other living thing, she will attack anything that crosses her path, pittbull, marmot, doesn't matter, looks like we got the right cat after all.
|09-17-2013 09:10 PM|
I am sorry, I just reread my post and I sound like such a "Negative Nancy" I didn't mean for it to come off that way, let me try to tell you what I mean.
I thought my first cat, Chaos, was lonely and needed a friend so I brought home my 2nd cat, Wicked. Chaos hated her at first, she was so mad at me for bringing in this little puffball. She eventually got over it, but I strongly feel that she would prefer to be an only cat and sometimes I wish I would have just let her be that because she was here first.
I am only saying that maybe your cat liked your old cat but who knows if she'll accept a new cat into her house. Some cats click and some don't. I have 2 cats out of 4 that are truly cat friendly.
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