Well the GF convinced us to get a 2nd cat. Our 1st is a girl, bout a year and a half old, and we just picked up a 4 month old kitten…both are American shorthairs and it’s a pretty friendly cat breed.
We’ve been having some issues…tried to introduce them slowly and they’re getting along ok, with some bullying by the older one. The main problem is me waking up every morning to a diarrhea dump on my couch (from the kitten)…we have 2 cat boxes, both on the same balcony…which the little one has used before, but I think maybe the problem is having the 2 boxes so close together and when the adult sees the little one there she intimidates him and makes him weary of the area. Along the same lines we have their food dishes together and there doesn’t seem to be an issue (they actually eat each other’s food), and they share the same water bottle with no problems.
So I’m going to try to put the little one’s litter on the 2nd balcony and hope that speeds up the litter issue.
Is this the right approach? Any further advice? Anything that gets this kitten to stop crapping on my beautiful sofa would be splendid.