I have a one year old Birman cat who we adore so much. On his first birthday we introduced him to his brother a 8 week old british short hair. We took about three days to introduce them and since we didn't see them hissing at each other we decided to remove the barriers and partition.
I could see our older cat was disturbed but he was at the same time curious. We saw them engage in wrestle which seemed playful (a squeek from the little guy but since he keeps going back to play we assume its nothing aggressive)
One thing that we have consistently noticed with our older cat is he runs away as soon as the little guy wants to hug or cuddle. It breaks my heart and I don’t know why our birman behaves like this.
He use to be a super cuddly cat up until he turned 6 months and now he prefers his alone time and doesn't like being held, pet or cuddled. We didn’t expect him to do the same with a kitten. Can we make him like cuddles with the little kitten at least?