Uh oh, need help by cat friends...

@babyimp (151)
Estonia
October 22, 2010 1:20pm CST
Day before yesterday I went out with my cat to walkies. It was quite cold and drizzling so I stayed under a roof and let the cat loose. Last I saw him, he was squatting under a car. Then I went in search for him, but didn't find him. Our yard is separated by streets by other houses and fences. I circled the block but no trace of him. What I did found was another cat, a young female, apparently kicked out. Poor thing was half-starved so I took her in. Next day there was a call saying our cat was found. So now we have a young 5 months old male and a 1 year old female. To say they don't get along is understatement. The female hisses at the male and the male trails after the female (he reminds me of a labrador puppy). I have no idea what to do, castrate the male kitty? Any suggestions are welcome. Please.
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
22 Oct 10
Both need to be neutered and soon or you will have kittens on the way. Then you just have to let them settle into the home, they may never like each other but will tolerate each. And may even become friends.
@babyimp (151)
• Estonia
22 Oct 10
Mhm, just what I thought. Exept for the 'kittens' and 'soon' part. I have a game with the cats. Female growls and hisses at the male and I growl at the female. That shocks her temporarily (read: for 2 seconds) into silence. First day I thought to let them together as soon as possible but my sister held them separated. She said not to 'traumatize' the male after a night out. Happy mylotting
• United States
22 Oct 10
It will take them a few days to get used to each other. Till they are used to each other the female will hiss at the male. Once they become friendly you will have another set of problems. If the female is not fixed you will have kittens. What I would recommend is to get them both fixed that way if the female gets out she wont get pregnant with unwanted kittens, having the male fixed will prevent him from getting any neighborhood cats pregnant. However if you don't mind a bunch of little kittens running around then just give them time and before long it will happen. Other wise get them fixed and then watch them as they learn to live together. Good luck and happy my lotting.
@babyimp (151)
• Estonia
22 Oct 10
Thank you for responsing. I looked at them for a few hours and mostly the female pretended there wasn't another cat around. Then when male went near her she started hissing. Male stopped and when he inched closer, she growled. Male went belly up, apparently showing subordination. It was really funny and cute to see him acting like a lovesick puppy. So yes, I think getting the male fixed is the answer, because he likes to go out, but the female doesn't. Too cosy in the warmth of heater. Happy mylotting to you too.
@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
22 Oct 10
fix them both and give them a few days to get used to each other