About 3 weeks ago we bought our kitten Missy. She's very playful, and we find it hard to get her to know when it's hurting when she bites or scratches. We decided to buy her a playmate.
We brought Scoobie into the family yesterday. Missy is 12 weeks, Scoobie is around 9 weeks and is quite a bit smaller. We didn't introduce them as we should have (our mistake).
They seem okay together, as they sleep next to each other and they eat together. But Missy is overly playful and won't leave Scoobie alone when he doesn't want to play.
I don't know if Missy is trying to fight or trying to play?
She uses her back legs and kicks Scoobie, which is when we have to break it up, as he makes noises at her. Not as in a squeal, but a "get off me" noise, and Missy just doesn't understand. She doesn't know when to stop or to calm down.
Is there anything we can do so she can understand when she's being to rough? Should we separate them more? Scoobie is a very loving and playful cat, but he doesn't quite know how to stand up to Missy, so he lies on the floor most of the time with Missy kicking and biting him!
I don't interfere when they are chasing each other or play fighting. But when Scoobie makes the noises, I don't know if she's in pain or warning Missy?
Please help! I'm happy she has a playmate, but I don't want her to hurt him!