When introducing a cat to other pets, it’s important to take things slowly.Make certain to monitor their interactions closely. Start by keeping the animals separated. Then let them to smell each other through a closed door or barrier. Once they seem comfortable with this, gradually increase the amount of time they spend together while supervised.
It’s also important to give each animal their own space. Try separate beds, bowls, and litter boxes. This wukk reduce competition for resources and territory.
It’s possible that your cat may never fully accept the new pet, and it’s important to respect their boundaries and not force interactions. If the animals seem to be in distress or showing aggressive behavior, it’s best to separate them and try again at a later time.
It is important to note that small animals such as hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and birds should be kept in a cage or a separate room as cats have natural hunting instincts and can harm or even kill them.