What kind of bullying behaviour is it? Fighting? Not letting her eat her food?
My two cats are sisters and only 18 months old so they're very boisterous and constantly play fighting with each other. I'll only break it up if they start miaowing and hissing or going for the neck - to break it up I'll make a loud noise with my voice or by clapping or I'll (gently!!!!!!!) throw a pillow at them - although I wouldn't suggest that if one of the cats is older. Might be worth also keeping their food bowls separate, I've never had this problem with my two cats but I know in some multi-cat household one cat will 'guard' the food.
I have 6 of my 7 cats in together so there is some bullying going on (isn't there, Kiba-Khan?). Like jess I clap my hands and also throw a cushion to break it up. Kiba-Khan tends to pick on Bramble (they are both nearly 10)and he will actually pin her down. Good suggestion by jess to feed them separately. Try watching the cats to see what is setting Alex off to bully poor Geogia.
Post by heartpawprints on Nov 16, 2016 18:34:38 GMT
At the minute it's if she's around, he will then chase after her and swipe her. God love her she will always hiss back. She's always been a timid cat so Alex's behaviour does upset and annoy me. I'm a little heartbroken when I see this as she's recently been diagnosed with arthritic hips so I hate to see her having to run away.
There are 2 food bowl locations in the kitchen - I've always done that, even with just the 2 cats. I have started to feed her upstairs though. I just don't want her feeling trapped up there but maybe that's me humanising the situation too much. She has a pooh tray and also a water bowl so perhaps I'm over thinking things and getting overly anxious.
I wish I could help heartpawprints but I have the same issue. Osiris is in a hates everone mood every so often & always in a hates Lexie mood & swipes or chases. When he used to chase Penny she find a defensive psosition & then turn on him, despite being a lot smaller & arthritic he always thought twice about it then - everyone did!
When, in 2012, we had a beaviourist in (Lexie stressing everyone including herself) separate feeding stations was advised & also distracting the bully by throwing a toy for him to chase instead. Also trying to keep the bully amused by providing mind stimulating entertainments, such as the Trixie activity toys www.trixie.de/heimtierbedarf/en/shop/Cat/Activities22/StrategySnackToys2/ or hiding food for him to find
Jow old is Alex - could it be the terrible teenage years - humanise the behviour.
Happy days with Roman, Osiris & Lexie (remembering Chloe & Penny)
Post by heartpawprints on Nov 18, 2016 21:51:42 GMT
Alex is only just over a year old. I did find that if I give Alex a cuddle (if he's handy) and Georgia goes by, he seems distracted by that. I'm thinking he's just jealous of her. Plus, he's not been long here so he may not yet feel as secure as he needs to be. Georgia fortunately seems to be ok on the whole and gets over it quite quickly.
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