Sister and brother rescue cats separated by shelter cried for each other incessantly
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Sibling cats separated at shelter and they cried for each other

This long-winded video demonstrates that shelters should keep close siblings together whenever appropriate. This is an example of separation anxiety not of a cat missing his human caretaker but of one cat missing another. Although the video is teased out … please continue reading

Introducing yourself to an unknown domestic cat in or outside the home
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introducing yourself to a cat

Some thoughts on introducing yourself to an unknown domestic cat in or outside the home. Cat calls the shots I frequently meet domestic cats on the sidewalk (pavement) where I live. If I approach them I do so deferentially. As … please continue reading

The sensitive periods for domestic cats to become socialised to other cats
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Abyssinian Kittens Playing

All the discussions we have about domestic cat socialisation concerns socialisation to humans. Little is known about the important time for kitten-to-kitten socialisation. I try and address the topic generally here. During the first two weeks kittens form an attachment … please continue reading