At My Wit's End With Maine Coon Fighting
I adopted my Maine Coon Dakota at 5 months of age. Several months later I adopted Emilie, who is 1 month younger than Dakota (Both are female and spayed). They are now both 1 year old now.
I cannot let them with each other for just 5 minutes before they start fighting each other. At first, Emilie was so sweet and never fought. Dakota caused her to become more defensive and now she begins fights.
I hired a behaviouralist online. They were very helpful, I started feeding them through puzzles only and separating them prior to fighting instead of noticing and then separating.
I play with them each night before bed and try to play throughout the day but I'm inconsistent. They suggested that I provide them with mental stimulation as well which is the one thing I have been bad about and haven't really done well with.
I am trying really hard. I love my Maine Coons so much and it breaks my heart seeing them like this with each other.
Have you dealt with this cat behavior issue before? Share your experiences, tips or advice in the comments: