Sad. Angry. Don't know what to do.

ArthurFleck

Chirping
Apr 14, 2020
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Not at all. The only reason we kept them separate is because they were both going to be barn cats and live outside. And she has attacked small animals, she has a thing for some reason with baby animals. She almost killed one of my chicks a few months back.
Not at all. The only reason we kept them separate is because they were both going to be barn cats and live outside. And she has attacked small animals, she has a thing for some reason with baby animals. She almost killed one of my chicks a few months back.
Ow well I hope all goes well
 

KDOGG331

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It’s hard with baby animals I think because they are usually faster, louder, etc. as well as a lot smaller and more playful. Probably triggers prey drive or something in her. But it is possible to train them. And I don’t think a leash itself is necessarily bad if you’re worried she’s going to kill them. Gives you more control and if it’s loose she won’t even really notice it. It’s when it’s tight and they’re pulling at stuff that they can get more agitated but just don’t let her get to that point. But yes, I would either put her on a leash and/or put the kitten in a crate or something and try introducing them slowly. Reward for looking at you or ignoring them, etc. rather than going after them and gentle but firm correction if she tries to get them or whatever. Can just be a verbal NO! or ah! ah! Etc. or gently tug on the leash a bit. If she won’t focus at all then back up and get away from the cat until she is at a distance where she can focus. And it’s obviously too late now but IMO even though they were going to be barn cats they still should have been introduced to each other because she probably would have just killed them outside as sad as it is for being intruders or prey or whatever. But it’s okay. You can still start now. Reward big for ignoring.
 

ArthurFleck

Chirping
Apr 14, 2020
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70
56
It’s hard with baby animals I think because they are usually faster, louder, etc. as well as a lot smaller and more playful. Probably triggers prey drive or something in her. But it is possible to train them. And I don’t think a leash itself is necessarily bad if you’re worried she’s going to kill them. Gives you more control and if it’s loose she won’t even really notice it. It’s when it’s tight and they’re pulling at stuff that they can get more agitated but just don’t let her get to that point. But yes, I would either put her on a leash and/or put the kitten in a crate or something and try introducing them slowly. Reward for looking at you or ignoring them, etc. rather than going after them and gentle but firm correction if she tries to get them or whatever. Can just be a verbal NO! or ah! ah! Etc. or gently tug on the leash a bit. If she won’t focus at all then back up and get away from the cat until she is at a distance where she can focus. And it’s obviously too late now but IMO even though they were going to be barn cats they still should have been introduced to each other because she probably would have just killed them outside as sad as it is for being intruders or prey or whatever. But it’s okay. You can still start now. Reward big for ignoring.
Yeah :(
 

duckiemum

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It’s hard with baby animals I think because they are usually faster, louder, etc. as well as a lot smaller and more playful. Probably triggers prey drive or something in her. But it is possible to train them. And I don’t think a leash itself is necessarily bad if you’re worried she’s going to kill them. Gives you more control and if it’s loose she won’t even really notice it. It’s when it’s tight and they’re pulling at stuff that they can get more agitated but just don’t let her get to that point. But yes, I would either put her on a leash and/or put the kitten in a crate or something and try introducing them slowly. Reward for looking at you or ignoring them, etc. rather than going after them and gentle but firm correction if she tries to get them or whatever. Can just be a verbal NO! or ah! ah! Etc. or gently tug on the leash a bit. If she won’t focus at all then back up and get away from the cat until she is at a distance where she can focus. And it’s obviously too late now but IMO even though they were going to be barn cats they still should have been introduced to each other because she probably would have just killed them outside as sad as it is for being intruders or prey or whatever. But it’s okay. You can still start now. Reward big for ignoring.
Oh I also completely forgot to mention, my older cat has lived with the dogs their whole lives, and honestly they are scared of her. And the barn the kitten will live in is quite a bit away from the dogs run.
 

KDOGG331

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Oh I also completely forgot to mention, my older cat has lived with the dogs their whole lives, and honestly they are scared of her. And the barn the kitten will live in is quite a bit away from the dogs run.
Oh well that’s good then!!
 

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