kitten trying my patience
My kitten is 16 weeks old and we introduced him to our home 8 weeks ago. We already have a cat that is about 5 -6 years old. The kitten badgers the cat frequently by biting him and jumping on top of him- basically being a kitten. My concern is I would like to know some of the signs that my older cat is stressed. He continues to properly use the litterbox and I know this is one good sign. Right now he just fights back by pushing the kitten down and laying on him and biting him back. This goes on quite often. We do close the cat in our bedroom with us at night and he enjoys the peace but what can we look for that will tell us he is stressed and what else can we do to kind of give him a break? Also how do you train a kitten to stay off of countertops and kitchen tables? None of my cats in the past have done this.