Do you think that a 5 week old, female kitten will get along with my (about) 10 year old, male cat? My older cat has been living alone at my dad's motel for quite a few years since my other cat died, but before, when it was just the two cats (around the same age), they got along perfectly. I thought I should get another kitten so that she would keep my older cat company. I am going to introduce them slowly, like switching their blankets with each others to mix scents. Is this a good idea?
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My older cat is the most friendly, nice, loving, non-aggresive cat I have ever seen. And since my dad owns a motel, (where the cat lives), there are always customers coming in and out of the motel office and Lucy (my older cat) is very friendly towards them and we get compliments often about how gentle and calm he is.
And I know I named a MALE cat Lucy , lmao, it's because I got him when I was really little and I demanded it was a girl, lol.
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Thanks for the answers everyone.
and this is what I'm getting for my kitten, (tell me if I forgot something) :
-its OWN litter box
-kitten litter (not clumping, no crystals)
-its OWN room (give the older cat space)
- a scratching post
- its OWN bed
-its OWN food and water bowls
what do you think
and yes the kitten will beseparated from the cat for almost a week, (while I am switching scents so they can get used to each other)
I know that having two kittens is much better then one but it's not an option for me because they are staying at my dad's motel and he doesn't want 3 cats running around, and I have to respect that.
Also, I know that the kitten should be with his mother until he is 8 weeks, you guys are right, but the lady is giving them away no matter what at 5 or 6 weeks only for some reason, and I know that if I take one of them, I can provide it a great home because when the kitten becomes a lot older I will let her outside and there are HUGE fields EVERYWHERE around the motel with mice and my older cat Lucy LOVES it there.
I didn't tell you guys that the lady that I'm adopting the kitten from said that the kitten is already eating dry food since they were 4 weeks old, and using the litterbox. I forgot to ask her if the kitten is still drinking milk from the mother cat but I will find that out asap.
Does anyone know how old a kitten needs to be before it stops drinking milk? Thanks!