Any cat psychologists on here?
The black cat is trying to take over your cats’ territory and the fact that your old cat has already been ‘seen off’ will put your kitten in an even more vulnerable position. As annebr said, get a spray bottle from a garden centre, keep it by the door, always full of water, and spray the intruding cat every time you see it. Couple this with shouting (sounds daft, but shouting ‘tsss’ cat hiss-stylee is very effective) and arm waving and the black cat will get the message that although your cats may have been beaten, you are now defending them and their territory.Posted 4 years agokudos100Member
My cat (18 years old and tiny) was constantly harrassed by next doors siamese. Water and terror seemed to do the trick.
Recently I caught the local alpha cat (twice the size of mine and ten years younger) fighting my cat. I chased it and gave it a huge kick up the arse.
It still comes into our garden, but now it realises it is a war zone, so doesn’t stay for long lol.Posted 4 years ago
Our kitten is being terrorised by a neighbour’s cat, which comes round at dusk and stares in the windows. It’s black with yellow eyes and looks quite scarey. At first I thought it was a boy cat who wanted to make our teenage girl cat its wife and drink all my beer but another neighbour thinks it’s a female. We have an older female cat too, she’s been in a few fights with this cat and even got bitten so badly that she got an infection in her leg.
I thought about collecting some of the kitten’s urine (easy from her litter tray) and using a lab pipette to sprinkle it around the perimiters of the garden or even sprinkling my own pee around the perimiter. I pee on the lawn most mornings so our cats must be used to my smell. Could this set up a territory, do you reckon?Posted 4 years agoKevaMember
Like I wrote, I’ve already soaked the gato negro full in the face with the super-soaker but that has just made it more wary when it sees me, it hasn’t stopped it coming in our territory.
it will take a few times depending on how dense or persistent the cat is but eventually the message will get through.Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
We have mini cat wars like this all the time. They sort it out amongst themselves there are no fatalities
Generally, though they can get bitten which may require a trip to the vet’s, and the amusement of a cat with a plastic hood on all week. As happened to one of mine a month back.
Still, there’s not a great deal you can do about it. Even if you get rid of el Gato Negro from your garden as soon as your kitten decides to hunt beyond there she’ll be meeting up with him/her again… I basically let mine get on with it, I’m sure they understand the social niceties of cat life better than I do.Posted 4 years ago
Er, why on earth not? The nitrates are good for the lawn, it allows me to get an idea of what the weather is doing and it means I don’t have to flush the loo, which wastes water.
I suppose you’re going to tell me next that stopping mid-ride or mid-walk to nip one off behind a wall is unnatural too?Posted 4 years agojulianwilsonMember
No idea about yours or cats wee, but better than a water pistol if you can do it is a sprinkler you can turn on from inside the house: if the cat sees you before it gets squirted by water pistol it will just associate getting squirted with seeing humans in that garden (and then just run away as soon as it sees you and wait for quiet to come back and bully your mog: better that the offending cat thinks it will get squirted regardless of if there is a human there or not. 😈Posted 4 years ago
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