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In general domestic cats find it hard to live closely with other cats — 2 Comments

  1. Cats have certain natural behaviors but like any species there is a wide swath of behaviors. Providing plenty of high hides and caves in which to dwell when the mood suits means that when a cat needs to take a break they can. House cats must have access to safe secure windows that can opened or a fenced yard or catio. They require several play sessions per day as well as individual attention. This keeps the tension down in my home as the two female torties take the occasional pot shot at each other. An ample number of litter boxes and feeding stations also helps reduce friction even with the Tabbinese Tigers that occasional get on each other’s last nerve.
    Cats are the reason I despise the open concept floor plans. We all need to get away for each other now and then. 😉

  2. I believe that cats do feel emotions such as jealousy, even grief and guilt. I agree that the depth and complexity of reasoning may not be the same as in humans, but I think that the basic emotion is experienced.

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