- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
I adopted by boy cat at around one year of age, and had him for a year before getting my girl cat (she was also about a year old). My integration of them was not what I would think is super typical, it went very smoothly.
When I brought her home I took her right to the bathroom and he hissed at the carrier. She was in the bathroom and I would go in, pet her, and then come out and pet him. He got fed in front of the bedroom door. Whenever I went in and out, he would hiss at her if he saw her through the door. On the second day, he started rolling around and rubbing himself all over the door. I thought it was crazy but went ahead with introducing them. I didn’t have a way to separate them while they could still each other so I put my boy cat on a harness and leash. He charged at her once, but she just jumped on the bed like “whatever, I live here now”. They have been madly in love with each other ever since.
For the first two weeks I did separate them when I wasn’t home, but it was mostly because my girl cat was underweight and not a great eater. Plus she had just been spayed so didn’t want any issue with her incision if they were running around during the day.