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The roommate's cats suddenly hate each other.
If it's relevant, there are three; mine (pic related), and hers, a male and a female, both fixed. A couple weeks ago they just started fighting like crazy; we had to move one cat's food and water to outside my room, and they've fought every day, loudly and violently; the other day one of them got the other bleeding.
This is a serious concern, obviously, and they've lived with each other for years with no trouble. What the fuck happened?
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Just caught one of these fellows at work with my bare hands. I was really gentle, took me a while, only actually got him because he stopped running after a minute and just bit me. I took him out to the garden, and he just kept biting harder. Finally got him off by tapping the corner of his mouth with a piece of bark from the mulch, and he ran off into the bushes.
I didn't see any open wound from the bite, and I put some hand sanitizer on, but the area is a little swollen.
I don't know much about handling reptiles. Did I do okay? Should I be worried about the bite?
Also, he was really pretty. So maybe a reptile general?
Pondering a roomie for my cat.
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Hey /an/, I was told you might be decent people to ask about this.
Pictured of course is my cat. Her name is Pumpkin. I just got her in June and am aleady more madly in love than I ever could have imagined.
Tonight, a friend asked if there was any possibility that I could house a kitten for her for the coming year (backstory ommitted for brevity's sake).
The current plan is for said friend to bring up said kitten when she visits on Friday, and have the cats spend a good portion of the day chilling together under supervision.
I am not paticularly worried about anything going wrong that first visit, but I have no idea how to gage whether that visit will be sufficient. I would love a second cat if Pumpkin wouldn't mind another roomie, and a play-mate might really do her some good. However, it is bummingly worth mentioning that Pumpkin was surrendered to the shelter where I got her reportedly due to agression towards other cats in her old household. (I'd say hard to imagine, she's so chill and snuggly, but I've seen cats change on a dime when another feline enters their presence. It's eerie.)
I want to do right by my kitty. Currently, she is left alone all day when I go to work and seems so insanely lonely when I come home she just can't keep her paws off of me. It is flattering and sweet, but it does make me worry that my apartment is dreary when I'm gone. But I don't want to shove a new cat into her life that will just stress her out and make the apartment uncomfortable. So I want to make this decision as responsibly as possible.
So that's it, /an/. That's the sitch. Mostly, I desire more insight into what sort of indicator that first visit will be. If they fight, do I pull the plug? If they seem chill, are they good to go? Are more visits required to make a sound decision? If so, how much?
Your input is greatly appreciated. Just a mildly anxious owner, wanting to do right by her cat.
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/an/ I'm fucking bummed
My fiance's family had a cat diagnosed with feline FIV, he was healthy and doing great, but they had to keep them separate from their other cats so it didn't get spread to them. (he is cat aggressive) They asked us to find a home for him, we would have kept him had we not had two kittens in a one room apartment already, and we were searching for a home.
I found a local no-kill shelter with a specialty in rehoming cats with feline aids, but no, by the time I called them, they had put him in the pound.
Called the pound, and it's already over. No more kitty. They don't accept feline aids cats.
I'm so bummed, he was such a good cat, snuggly as hell and the sweetest kitty ever. Never once clawed up the furniture nor scratched at people or peed around the house.
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