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Ways to stop male cats (who are not mine) “scent marking” inside my house - they have access because my cats have access to outdoors with a cat flap

I've been having a problem lately with 1 or 2 specific male cats in the neighbourhood coming in to my house via my cat flap and scent marking/urinating on vertical surfaces to (I presume) mark 'their' ...
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Cat who is normally docile freaks out when a neighborhood cat comes onto our porch, despite getting along well with our other cats. Why?

Context Our family has four cats. Some details about Pepe, the most relevant one to this question: 5 years old Orange tabby Male Exclusively indoors Properly fixed Extremely friendly and ...
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How can I mark my own territory and communicate this to my pet rabbit? [duplicate]

So we got a holland lop rabbit a few weeks ago second hand from another couple. He's been great so far, but I've been reading online about communicating with my rabbit by mimicking his own behavior, ...
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How can I stop my rabbit dropping territorial marks? [duplicate]

I keep a male rabbit together with a (female) guinea pig in a cage. (They get along very well.) The bunny has that annoying habit of scattering everything in and around the cage with those brown ...
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Does my cat have a boyfriend?

So I just walked downstairs to find my black cat chilling out on the table with a ginger cat in the room, with no issues whatsoever. The cat is called Peter and owned by someone who lives nearby. This ...
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Where is it ok to place wood in the fish tank?

Where can I place wood in my fish tank? I'm concerned about it trapping fish food and causing ammonia build ups if it's near the walls or decorations, and I don't want to make a 'hot spot' if I put it ...
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dog crates: okay to share?

I have 2 dogs. My wife and I recently purchased two identical crates for each of them. Is it okay if they swap crates? We thought that they would each want to "own" one that the other one wouldn't be ...
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Older, larger cat introduced after tragedy…Not going well. HELP!

I have a four year old brother/sister. Izze & Bella. Ive had since kittens. Lovely, sweet indoor cats, they play, wrestle, small 8 lb cats. Izze was the perfect male cat, he was in love with me, ...
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Bully keeps running off

i have an american bully he started watching over baby calves then one of my neighbors was sick and he stayed at their house now a neighbor down the road lost her dad day before yesterday and when he ...
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Moving cat to new house, but keeping her outdoors

Is it possible to keep a cat outdoors in a new place, by feeding her treats to convince her she's found a new territory? The new home has a compound wall, which I'm thinking would roughly mark her ...
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Our Tomcat bullies other cats in the street

I already did a post about behaviour change of Elliot, related to our new babycat here. Our 5 years old tomcat Elliot is bullying other cats in the street. He is a relatively large common housecat of ...
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Older cat doesn't come home since new cat is here

I'm starting by a short flashback about one year. My girlfriend, me and our 2 tomcats (Elliot(4) and Fridolin(2)) where living in a flat share at an old farmyard (Inside a small ville), together with ...
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How do I get my cats to stop being territorial towards my rabbit?

I've had two indoor cats for years and a few months ago I adopted a Holland lop rabbit. The transition for the cats has been fairly easy because we kept the bunny penned up unless we were around to ...
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Will our cat try and hurt the new kittens he is related to?

We have a 7 month old male kitten/cat. His mother lives in the same apartment block and she and he have access to eachother's homes. My neighbour who owns the mother watches over our boy while we are ...
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Fence aggression - guard dog or poorly trained dog?

I am puzzled by the behavior of certain dogs, each of them living in a yard or a garden across a fence from a somewhat busy road with frequent pedestrian/runner/cycling etc. traffic (for example, a ...
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New older cat coming into the house

I have had my current cat for about 2 years now. She is a lovely manx. 3 months ago we moved to my parents house where there was a small foxy, who she was fine with, but never came closer than an ...
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Stray puppy wants to eat with its littermates but gets attacked whenever it does

I usually feed milk to newly born stray puppies as soon as I come to know about their existence in my area. However, when the puppies grow enough, they start fighting. 14 days ago Recently, among a ...
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Will dogs still be territorial towards members of their family?

I was wondering what is more important for dogs, territory or blood relation. Will dogs still be territorial towards members of their family?
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Possible cat depression: how to deal with territory changes?

At the beginning of this year, I had four cats (3yrs m, 9yrs f, 15yrs m, 18yrs f.) I adopted the youngest cat when he was 7 months old, the others had been with me since their respective infancies. ...
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How do I discourage rabbits from spraying?

Both my rabbits are fixed (spayed/neutered). However, anytime there's a new pet in the house (currently a guinea pig), my rabbits start spraying (marking with pee). While it would seem like this ...
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How large a territory does a Maine Coon cat have?

In a cat care guide book it is strongly adviced never to let a Maine Coon run free, because these cats are very effective predators and run a very large territory. I have no plans to let my Maine Coon ...
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How many gallons is enough space for two bettas where one is male?

If I have a 30 gallon (ca. 113 litres) tank that is medium planted. Would it be OK to keep two male bettas, or one male and one female betta? I have read a lot of stuff online about keeping a group ...
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What means do rabbits use to mark and defend their territory?

Bunnies as prey animals would seem to be very quite, shy and fearful. Do they do anything to mark or defend their territory? The best answer will include references, be focused on house rabbits, ...