Female cats have their very own list of items. They are frequently territorial and rail against other female cats meddling into their breathing space. Female-female aggression most habitually takes on the characteristics of territorial aggression.
There is another type of aggression peculiar to female cats, that of aggression toward a juvenile male kitten; one they may have adopted as their own when he was younger.
Suddenly, his until-that-time loving surrogate mother abruptly turns on him, hissing, growling, and even attacking. This structure of aggression will take place whether or not the female has ever born kittens, or whether or not she has been spayed. It’s often referred to as “Stay away from Me Forever,” aggression.
This type of behavior can be seen in the big cats world’, where a pride of lions will chase away the adolescent males, forcing them to move on to another place, to set up their own prides.
The three top ways to deal with aggression are distraction, physical intervention and medical treatment.
Excessively enthusiastic play aggression, sexual aggression, and most territorial aggression can be handled effectively by simply distracting the cats and redirecting their energies toward play with a toy. Here are some ideas: Blow a whistle, clap your hands or shout,” No!” Hiss at full volume. This is in a replication of their mother cat, a lesson cats have down pat well into adulthood. Give the aggressor cat a large stuffed toy to light into. He/she can use it as a surrogate victim. Once you have their full attention, bring out an interactive toy to redirect that surge of energy. Da Bird is among the most effective.
Never, ever intercede between two cats locked in battle. Nevertheless, there are times during breaks between attacks, with less violent fighting, or at some stage in sexual aggression where one variety of physical intervention is exceptionally effective: that of scruffing. Scruffing is executed by grasping the loose skin at the scruff of the neck of the aggressor cat, then lightly, but resolutely, pushing her/him down toward the floor. Do not ever use scruffing as punishment, but rather as a form of discipline. Gently does it.
Scruffing is a rough, but close calculation of the actions a mother cat will take with a unruly kitten. You can escort scruffing with loud hissing, to add force to the memory. The aggressor cat will straight away relax into a acquiescent posture, and may even roll over to some extent. During this scruffing commotion, the victim cat will scurry from the scene. When you are certain the aggressor has calmed down, let him/her go and speak in gentle tones to him/her. A few tender strokes will be the correct thing to do at this time, much as a mother cat would groom the kitten she has just chastised..
Physical intervention is simply separation, which may be required when a series of fights has taken place between two cats. Dispense a time out room for the aggressor cat, and allocate the rest of the house to the victim. Separation can occur in as short as an hour or two, or as long as a couple of days; in rare cases longer.
Be patient and consistent. Most cats can learn to get along I time.