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I tried to switch Cola and Herbert so she could explore more

Discussion in 'Pets' started by skrinkle, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. skrinkle

    skrinkle Cat Mom Staff Member Mod Squad

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    And she loved it at first, but then she heard Herbert in her room (he was not happy and clawing at the door) and she growled at the door and then he growled and then I got scared and threw down treats and switched them back.

    The websites all warn that a little growling and hissing is to be expected but it scared me. I really want this to work so I can keep her :'(
     
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    skrinkle Cat Mom Staff Member Mod Squad

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    What do I do
     
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    I keep thinking that you should put them both in kennels and then put them close to one another like door to door for a while and then theyll sort out their issues, do you have two kennels?
     
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    I do have two kennels and I was going to do that but I can't get Herbert into his. He goes to the vet at minimum once a month because of his diabetes and he is traumatized by his crate at this point.
     
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    D'oh suck sandwich well maybe leave him out free and put her in the kennel? IDK just to have them meet...
     
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    idk
     
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    I was thinking of getting one of these so that they could both stay in their safe spaces while being able to see each other
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    I would just have to go to figure out how to put it up. James (bf) doesn't want me to nail the walls even though the landlord said we could put things up on them
     
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    if the landlord said its ok, get it in writing. But you don't need nails for a curtain rod
     
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    Do you think Herbert is strong enough to pull down a curtain rod tho?
     
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    you mean fat enough? I think if you screw it into place good enough no
     
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    It's been a week today and they aren't friends yet. They've seen each other tho
     
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    Slow progress is still progress. From what you've said it seems to be going pretty ok. No nasty growling at night at least?
     
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    No growling! Cola sometimes meows at night for me, but after I sit with her for a bit she goes to sleep. Herbert is a trouble maker tho and all night long he meows and scratches her door because he wants in for some reason. But if he sees her he hisses so idk why he wants to go in there so bad.
     
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    Cats are such maniacs :hilarious: He probably just wants to tell her not to touch his stuff.
     
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    He's playing hard to get. All the cool guys do that.
     
  17. skrinkle

    skrinkle Cat Mom Staff Member Mod Squad

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    Herbert is the coolest :cool: