OVERVIEW: Research has shown us that even though a solo cat has all the necessary skills to survive (hunting solo, going to the toilet, grooming themselves etc). This species can also exist in a social group if there are enough resources to support them. Multicat houses are becoming more common from 2 cats to 18-20 cats. More cats in the home could mean more experience and knowledge in the human-cat bond BUT BUT BUT Question: Does this mean knowledge of the cat-cat bond? The 'meow' sound which we closely associate with a cat is actually a sound that cats have developed ONLY for humans. Cats will not 'meow' at another cat. (Imagine the sound your cat makes when you are about to feed them... it's a higher-pitched single 'WaoW' (meow). This is just one example of how cats distinguish between a human and another cat. Since the type of communication is SO vastly different, we can struggle to understand what are cats are saying to each other. We could miss out on signs of passive aggression or tension for months on end. Misinterpreting passive aggression for 'rough' play or 'play biting' is a common mistake I see owners make. This can be quite costly months down the line and could result in aggression among sibling pairs. Answer: This means that the more experience you have with cats 1-1 doesn't necessarily translate into experience with cat-to-cat interactions as it's not the same skill set. This webinar will cover How to set up a multi-cat household e
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