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RE: 8 week old kitten vs. 11 month Maine Coon (long)

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Posted by: moncheri at Sun Nov 14 11:01:42 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by moncheri ]  
   

I agree with the advice so far to keep them supervised until the 8 week old gets large enough to safely stands its ground also.

We have two Maine Coon Mixes here both females, 2 1/2 year old and an 8 month old. We still experience the dominance behavior you are describing of grabbing the throat area. But both my girls are pretty gentle with each other its the older one that is usally putting the younger in check. She'll be grooming her and acting very motherly and just every now and then grab a hold of her neck, usually around the front and remind her you're not going anywhere until I say I'm done. Luckily our youngest is very submissive and ok with it.

I think things will pan out its just you are dealing with such size difference right now that there is a potential for the kitten to get hurt.

Its just gonna take time cats are slow at adjusting but if done slowly and properly they will be the best companions for each other.

Good Luck!
Post some pictures of you're FurKids we'd love to see and hear more about them.
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