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Gatão is being friendly. When cats are friends, they will "hang out" by simply staying near each other. If one cat moves, the other is likely to follow. Only the most affectionate cats will actually cuddle with each other and groom each other as a sign of friendship. Otherwise, you can tell your cats are friends if you usually see them peacefully ...


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Dominance signs in cats: cat wants to show how tall it is, starts to stretch the head up and wants to get above the opponent. Dominance in rabbits: rabbit wants to be groomed, wants to get UNDER the opponent. This is why rabbits and cats are this happy together :D each of them thinks "I am the dominant one" and wins the fight. So how you described ...


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In general, rabbits are prey animals to cats so your cat is doing regular cat behavior. The rabbit is afraid to fight back because the cat will have the upper hand in a fight. I would expect this as normal behaviour between prey animals and predators. But most of the time, cats that live indoors that do not learn to hunt will not attack other prey pets. Cats ...


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It sounds to me like the root cause is boredom. Bengals have a reputation for being very high energy cats. Furthermore, at 9 months old, I would expect him to still have kitten levels of energy. So already I can tell he almost certainly requires a lot more play than the average cat. But also his pattern of behavior, sleep, chase, attack, follows the ...


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This answer is part of Pet's Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. Many people think that neutering will reduce aggression in male dogs, but in fact the opposite is true. Neutering reduces behaviors like urine marking and roaming in search of a mate, but it increases aggression - ...


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Cats are extremely territorial animals. Most of the fights break out when territory is contested. Once territory is established, they no longer fight. Cats doing small excursions to other's territory leave quickly if enemy is sighted. For example, my cat has territorial dispute with one other cat over next garden. Our garden is obviously my cat's so a fight ...


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I would mostly worry about the diseases and death of your cat. If you feel that it is necessary, then call animal control to pick up the other cat (if it isn't yours). If you know the owner of the other cat, then explain to them that their cat is attacking yours and ask them to restrain it. If you don't know the owner of the other cat, then just go ahead and ...


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Welcome to Pets.SEQ&A. They might be fighting for dominance as most birds will do this. In this case the dominance being who runs the nest box. The best chance would be to put them in separate cages and put the cages close enough for them to see each other but not close enough to injure each other. Then they might not fight each other. I would also put ...


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I'm really sorry to hear that. Usually, we expect neutering to make a dog calmer and less aggressive. But unfortunately, several studies found that neutering increases territorial aggression (for example against strangers and delivery workers approaching or just passing by the home) and anxiety in dogs. This article has a summary of 2 studies; The number of ...


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