Quick Answer: Can An Older Cat Kill A Kitten?

Quick Answer: Can An Older Cat Kill A Kitten?

But no your older cat will not kill the kitten.

It will hiss at the baby and will teach it that he/she is older and therefore the boss.

After awile the older cat will get will get used to the kitten and they will become friends.

Only time will tell if they will ever get along.

Will my older cat hurt the kitten?

A kitten under 16 weeks old is a baby, physically weak, and can easily be hurt by an older cat. That does not mean they won’t come to accept a kitten living in the same home. Adult cats and kittens can and do certainly wind up getting along, as the kitten and adult cat in the picture above finally did.

Will a grown cat kill a kitten?

We can never know for sure what an animal is thinking. Mother cats (queens) have been known to kill kittens that are ill. Tom cats may attack or kill other male cats in their area. If the old cat has aches and pains as many mature creatures do, while trying to play, the kitten may have caused pain to the older cat.

Will my cat ever accept new kitten?

While older cats will occasionally take to a new kitten right away, they typically need a little time to adjust to the changes. Sometimes cats never fully accept a new kitten but will simply coexist, keeping to themselves away from the other cat in the house.

How do I stop my kitten from attacking my older cat?

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How do I get my older cat to like my new kitten?

Here’s how to introduce your cat and kitten safely so they will become best buds:

  • Separate the cat and kitten, at least at first.
  • Get your cat used to the kitten’s scent (and vice versa)
  • Introduce them visually.
  • Allow for some supervised playtime.
  • Know that it’s going to take time — and that’s OK.

Will a tom cat kill a kitten?

As others have said in their answers – some male cats may kill kittens to induce the female to come into heat, or to reduce potential competition in their territory. However, not all male cats kill kittens. And when they do, there may be additional reasons.

Will a cat eat a kitten?

In addition to eating dead or sick kittens (to keep the living area and other kittens free from disease and infections) mother cats will occasionally (rarely) kill and sometimes eat healthy kittens due to stress. Cats (and dogs) will also kill their young if they feel stressed and unsafe.

Will my cat attack my new kitten?

Most adults will hiss and spit and may even swipe a paw at the inquisitive little intruder, who they regard as a pest. However, rest assured that most adults will not seriously attack a kitten. Make a fuss of the existing cat, particularly if the kitten is around, to try and prevent jealousy in the older cat.

Why does my cat bite my kitten’s neck?

Now if the adult cats start rubbing their chins on them, they would be one way of marking them with their scent. If your male is intact and the kittens are 6 months old or older, it could be mating behavior. If not, or if the male cat is neutered, it’s a display of dominance.

Photo in the article by “Wikimedia Commons” https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Persian_Cat_(kitten).jpg