The kitten RUT + how to introduce a new cat

You who follow at Instagram has already seen her, Rut. Our newest fluffy, soft, Brittish shorthair family member. Adorable in every way. This will be the fourth day we have her. And things has gone smooth, so far.

The introduction to our first cat, Hiro has been carefully planned, as most cats do not always willingly accept a new member of the family (they need time to get used to it). The first two days the cats was only able to smell and hear each other. As this guide suggest we rubbed the cats with the same towel to intermix their scents, let them play paws under the door and also switched the cats’ locations a couple of times before the introduction.

The introduction (yesterday) went better than expected. Rut was placed safe in her cat carrier at a table (no eye contact at first). When we opened the cat carrier door Hiro was served his favorite meal and Rut got catnip. Both of the cats acted curiously and sniffed each other. Then there was some chasing and fighting but no bigger fuss. She seems like a though one, and even if he might be a careful cat he still he seems eager to mark his territory, just as he should. So I belive things are going well.

Cat holds cat.


12 Responses to The kitten RUT + how to introduce a new cat

  1. Henriette says:

    Hi Rut! Adorable indeed :))

  2. Niina says:

    She’s sooooo cute!!

  3. alessandra says:

    what a cutie, I really like british shorthair cats, they indeed have something british in their character ( I had one in my twenties and he was such a wonderful big cat). Enjoy!

  4. Damaris says:

    Rut is a beautie!!!! Love british shorthairs! We have an exotic shorthair :) So glad that the first contact with Hiro went well.

    The cat, you and us

  5. Olivia says:

    Oh!!! She’s absolutely adorable! I hope she will get along with Hiro ok :-) Hope all is wel in Gothenberg! Olivia

  6. Martin says:

    Ha ha funny that the big cat sits in shelter in the carrier

  7. Liisa says:

    Awww, she’s so cute! :D

  8. aww the new kitty is adorable!!! she has such a stylish house to be hanging out in too :) i’m sure they will be fast friends before you know it :)

  9. ai says:

    Oh my gosh, the kitten! I love that she’s not all gray but there are brown bits in her fur. Good luck! I’m sure they’ll get to know each other soon enough!

  10. Louise says:

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawww! Yeah, she looks like she can hold her own! What a pair they will make.

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