Cats approach each other with their tails held in the air. If you see a conflict, do not reach your hands in the middle of the fight, it is highly likely that you are going to get injured. Instead try to distract the cats by throwing a favorite toy nearby. If that does not work, use an air horn or splash a small amount of cold water on them. Aim for their bodies avoiding the face and eyes. Wrap up the aggressor cat in a blanket to protect yourself, and put the cat in a room alone for a time out. It takes cats 24 to 48 hours to settle down after arousal. If you have more than a pair, be sure all the cats seem calm. If not, separate each cat into a different room or crate until all have settled down. Cat fights may trigger other cats to join in, or fight among themselves. Males are particularly prone to aggressive behavior.
Make some changes: Sharing Isn't always a good thing for cats. Give each cat their own food bowl, as some cats compete for access. The rule of thumb is to have the same number of litter boxes as you have cats.
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