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Old 10-21-2019, 01:58 PM
 
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So, have had Rafferty since he was an infant...he is now 5. His friends have basically been our labs. Now, I was concerned that our yellow lab (age 10) might not be around too much longer and wanted Rafferty to have a friend. So I got a ragdoll girl kitten (Scarlett). We did the whole separation thing and only brought Scarlett out for short times. Everything seemed to be going well....almost a month goes by and the other night Rafferty flips out! Scarlett was playing and Rafferty started "yelling", growling, etc. Scarlett did not really react...but I sure did! I don't know what to do. We tried it again yesterday and Scarlett and Rafferty were fine most of the day...then last night Rafferty started in again! Any help?
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: southern kansas
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How is Rafferty health-wise? Could he be having a problem with discomfort and taking it out on Scarlet?
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:25 PM
 
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Kittens are pretty relentless and perhaps Rafferty runs out of patience. So when you see him getting irritated, grab a toy and try to distract Scarlett so she focuses on the toy instead of Rafferty.

IME most of the time these skirmishes sound worse than they actually are.
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:45 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Kittens are pretty relentless and perhaps Rafferty runs out of patience. So when you see him getting irritated, grab a toy and try to distract Scarlett so she focuses on the toy instead of Rafferty.

IME most of the time these skirmishes sound worse than they actually are.
I missed the part about Scarlet being a young kitten. And yes, they can try an older cats patience. Follow Rene's advice, but let them sort it out (with supervision).
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:08 PM
 
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Rafferty is an adult and Scarlet a toddler. Give it time. She is going on his nerves:>) Please let them sort things out unless there is real concern as in blood.
We went through this about two years ago with a foundling.
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