Question by  mejustme (12)

How can I stop pet siblings from fighting?

They fight like they are human siblings!


Answer by  ofnik (409)

In the wild these sibling fights are very important for the development of the animals, from a social point of view, hunting, learning borders and behavior. Pets that are not hurting each other should be let to play.


Answer by  lois47 (383)

First get them spayed/neutered so they're not so territorial. Then give them plenty of room so they're not forced to be in close contact.


Answer by  navywriter (790)

It depends on the pet. If dog or a cat, then try to pay equal attention,provide separate food dishes,or give spaces to relax away from the other.


Answer by  Aral (184)

It depends on the species you have. In some cases, animals of a species don't like to continue to live together beyond the very beginning of their lives. In other cases, just like with two humans, two animals may just not have personalities that work well together.


Answer by  brookemw85aolcom (54)

Dogs will fight until they determine who is the alpha dog. Only reward good behavior, ignore bad behavior and don't let them 'fight it out'.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

If they are young you need to give them some time they are trying to establish who is going to dominate all animals have a pecking order. They do this for survival if they are older they may need to be seperated for a bit.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

It depends on the species. In general, sibling combinations in animals don't work out very well. They fight much more than non-sibling pets do. Try separating them, that will keep them both safe. In some cases the fights can get so bad they can seriously injure or even kill each other.

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