Watching your kitten get into a combat, whether it is with their playmates at home or with other kittens outside the home, can be highly distressing.But there are ways, both in the short and in the long term, to avoid kittens battling.. In this post, we will discuss why kittens combat, how to stop kittens from quarrelling, and if it keeps happening, what long-term remedies you can look for.
Why kittens combat?
Kittens are territorial pets and they will always combat to protect their territory from what they think is their territory. This is most prominent in kitten combats outside the home, where the kitten feels that another kitten has invaded their territory. Instead, a feral kitten may assume that your kitten shouldn’t be here. But among kittens who live together, such quarrelling is also normal. Kittens mark the scent of their territory, and your home is no exception. They will also argue over this issue if you have more than one kitten living at home. By default, some kittens can be violent. In particular, male kittens are territorial and these kittens keep quarrelling. They dominate female kittens often, too.
By picking combats with their brothers and sisters or starting a battle with a strange kitten, your kitten will need to act out their hostility. Sometimes kittens can play, and it can get bad. When they play, kittens are bad-this can look like violence and quarrelling, but it is not. Such a play may also turn into a combat or cause both or either of the kitten’s damage. In such situations, if you can do so easily, it is best to separate your kittens. Kittens are not pack pets, and they usually don’t like living in groups, small or large.
There are ways to make sharing space less stressful, including: providing each kitten with separate feeding areas, providing multiple water stations, and creating plenty of comfortable, private ‘me time’ hiding areas. The use of kitten-appeasing pheromone items (either sprays to be used on home furniture or plugged into diffusers) can help alleviate tension feelings and thereby decrease belligerent behavior. These strategies can help to add a new kitten or reduce any signs of violence in home holds that already have many kittens.
What to Do When They Are Quarrelling?
It can be heart-breaking to watch your kittens combat; there are two pets you love and they injured each other! Although it might be your first instinct to leap in and separate them, be vigilant. They’re worked up like this, and you can get a lot of scratches for your efforts. Kittens may be violent. As long as you are confident you are not in harm’s way, we recommend trying to gently separate them. Kittens may get really engrossed in combat, so you can try to distract them. Find something you know about love, like a toy, and make it loud. This might get their attention and make the war end.
If diversion doesn’t work, the use of a water spray bottle to release a fine mist of water is another gentle but powerful way to stop a war. Without being too frightening, this will help them pause for thought. The most important thing to note when stepping in to stop the battle is: don’t get injured and don’t make your kitten(s) more stressed/scared of the strategies used. So, don’t be violent with your kitten and don’t use methods that are heavy-handed.
What to do if another kitten is quarrelling your own?
Often, when your kitten is roaming outside, another kitten may attack it. These attacks may be systematic: owners have tales of a single kitten who, every time they go outside, keeps battling their kitten. If your kitten is mild-mannered and sweet, and is unlikely to combat back, this is particularly troubling. The injuries from these combats can involve and can be troubling for many trips to the vet.
In this case, the safest choice for keeping kittens from quarrelling is to keep your kitten indoors. It can be particularly dangerous to let them out after dark. If you can’t keep your kitten indoors, you can try to find out if someone owns the other kitten and whether you can handle that kitten. Alternately, go outside to help when you hear your kitten is in distress. At the sight of a human, most unusual kittens would flee, so you do not have to do anything to stop the war, except turn up.
You will need a more permanent solution if your kitten keeps battling, whether with other kittens in your home or with unfamiliar kittens from the neighborhood. A kitten who often gets into battles can suffer from excessive violence or may simply have weak socialization abilities. Here are several tips on how to help your kitten combat regularly for the long term. Kittens because they have excess aggression. This hostility may be a sign of a disease you are not aware of. Take them to your vets and get them checked out. Your vet will be able to advise you about how to proceed. You can take them to a pet behaviorist if your pet is not sick but still has a significant amount of unresolved hostility.
For kittens that keep quarrelling, these kitten experts are excellent at solving issues, and they can teach the kitten to help control their aggression. Poor socialization is one of the key reasons that kittens combat. Such kittens obviously do not know how to share with other kittens or get along. You may need these kittens to be re-socialized so that they know how to behave with others. To try to change their behavior, you should take them to the kitten training academy. Alternatively, books and YouTube videos are available about how to help your kitten get along well with other kittens. It can be distressing to watch your kittens combat, but it can be resolved.
Only follow the instructions in this article to try to distinguish your kittens when the combat takes place. In addition, if it seems like they might need a more lasting solution, consider one of the long-term leads above. Remember, it is possible to solve these combats and they do not have to be an ongoing issue.