Do two cats get along in the same house?
This question is, in fact, difficult. After all, everything depends, first of all, on the specific circumstances.
Suppose a family has an adult cat. And this family wants to have an additional new kitten. In this case, most likely, they will get along well. An adult cat may first hate a kitten, avoid it, but then “motherly” (“fatherly”) feelings will wake up from it, and it will take care of the baby and take care of it. And this is wonderful – and the cats will not be alone, and the owners will be pleased. And the owners will not have to pay too much attention and time to the pets, because together the cats will not be bored.
Another thing, if the cats, which for some reason or other have to live under the same roof, will be approximately equal age. In this case, competition is triggered: for the best place in the house, for food, for the caress and attention of the owners … And, as a result, the “struggle for existence” begins. Naturally, no struggle is needed, the owners still care about both, but the pet itself is unaware. Each of them wants to be the only, beloved and unique. Therefore, they constantly fight, harassing both themselves and their masters. What to do in this case? Immediately reconcile these stubborn warring parties is impossible. But over time, they still have to, if not make friends, then at least find a compromise. The main thing is that the owners give both of them enough attention, love, so that none of them are singled out. It is also necessary that each cat has its own place to eat and drink. Moreover, it is desirable that these places are far from each other – out of sight. If they are near, especially if the cats have only one “kitchen”, then the chance is great that constantly one or the other pet will remain hungry. And they will not be able to eat well when there is an “enemy” nearby.
As for the toilet, it is probably better, again, to put separate trays so that the cats do not constrain each other. However, you can do with one tray for two. After all, pets do not simultaneously want to go for small or large. Although in this case there is no guarantee that they will not attack each other exactly in “intimate” time.
Sleep let cats choose themselves, each – his own. So they will be calmer.
After some time, making sure that each of them is loved, and no one takes food or owners from anyone, the cats will most likely stop fighting and pounce on each other. And maybe even make friends.
Based on this, we can say that two cats in the same house, under favorable conditions, can get along, if, of course, they have not the final selfish and “fighting” character. However, all this concerns mainly cats of the same sex, especially cats. But what will happen to cats of different sexes – it already depends on their preferences, and on whether they already have “couples” or not.