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Old April 2nd, 2011, 05:53 AM
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*Sigh* Sweet Pea

As some of you know I do babysit my grandkitties every once in a while (krazy4kitten's kitties). They are wonderful, sweet kitties, who like 3 of my kitties wouldn't hurt a soul.

But then there is Sweet Pea, aka, Sour Pea, because she will tear after and fight Puddles and new kitties.

This week I have my grandkitties and as you can imagine having 6 kitties in the house that have different feeding requirements is hard enough, but to have one cat that is constantly beating up the others can add so much stress on my little grandkitties.

I am currently keeping Sweet Pea locked up all day in our bedroom (normal routine because Puddles gets run of the house all day and they switch at night), but we are able to supervise SP and Puddles when we are home, we can't supervise Sweet Pea and 3 cats though.

Any suggestions on how I can make this easier on the kitties, and please, honest opinions are appreciated.
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 06:11 AM
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I have the exact same issue when I watch DD's cat. I must keep them separated from her. For whatever reason Blu hates her and attacks her for no reason.
I would keep the visitors locked up together in a room and let SP out and about.
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 06:18 AM
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I have the exact same issue when I watch DD's cat. I must keep them separated from her. For whatever reason Blu hates her and attacks her for no reason.
I would keep the visitors locked up together in a room and let SP out and about.
That's what I am doing. When Puddles gets locked up, so do the grandkitties.

I have 5 cats here all living in harmony, but there is just that one evil one that makes it miserable for all. Jasper gets so stressed when Sweet Pea starts fights.
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Puddles RIP (1996-2014)
Snowball RIP (1991-2005)

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Old April 2nd, 2011, 06:29 AM
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I have 5 cats here all living in harmony, but there is just that one evil one that makes it miserable for all. Jasper gets so stressed when Sweet Pea starts fights.
Oh I can sooo relate!
Sorry I have no suggestions. Hopefully someone else with more experience can give you an idea.
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 07:41 AM
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Oh no,you cannot stress out sweet Jasper
I would do what you're doing,keeping the temporary kitties seperated in a room,but I know just the fact they are in the house can set off your own cat and she will go for the closest victim.

I had a stray once downstairs,but his meowing drove Rocky bonkers..
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 07:44 AM
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Oh no,you cannot stress out sweet Jasper
I would do what you're doing,keeping the temporary kitties seperated in a room,but I know just the fact they are in the house can set off your own cat and she will go for the closest victim.

I had a stray once downstairs,but his meowing drove Rocky bonkers..
Thanks chico and that is exactly what SP is doing. The grandkitties are set up in my spare bedroom and when SP gets close to the room, she starts hissing and gets mad at any kitty that is close to her .
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Rose semi feral, a cpietra rescue, female tabby (approx 7 yrs)

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Puddles RIP (1996-2014)
Snowball RIP (1991-2005)

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