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GENERAL TIPS ON INTRODUCING A 3RD CAT?

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Posted by: LKitsch at Thu Mar 4 22:22:46 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by LKitsch ]  
   

I have two cats, indoors only, both fixed. One is a 7-year old male, the other a 3-year old female. The male is dominant, but the female holds her own quite well. They get along well, though are not bussom buddies.

I am thinking of getting another cat, a rescue of course. I know that ultimately it is mostly dependent on the specific personalities of all the particular cats involved, and of course things work best if I do the introduction properly, which I will.

My questions are these: are there any general rules of thumb? For example, add another male rather than a female or vise versa? Or get an older cat (say, over 8 years old) rather than a younger one? A kitten is not an option---I don't want to deal with those issues. But a "senior" cat---over 12---might be OK.

Any general rules of thumb or advice? Thank you!


   

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