WHAT KITTY SHOULD I ADOPT?
This is an important question to ask yourself. Please take the time to consider your living situation, family needs, amount of time you will be able to dedicate to your cat and if you currently have a pet now. If you have very young children under the age of 6, baby kittens may not be the best match as they can get injured easily or let our of the house. Teens and Adults do better with the temperment of young kids.
SHOULD I ADOPT A BABY KITTEN OR A SINGLE KITTEN?
Kittens that are 3 months old are ready for adoption after they have all of their vaccinations, medical work and testing done. It is not a good idea to get a kitten too young or have a single kitten to live all by themselves in your home. Kittens are social, active and loving animals that need to be groomed by other kitties and to have one to play with. At Krazy For Kats, we adopt kittens under 6 months old in pairs only.
DO MALE AND FEMALE CATS GET ALONG?
This will all depend on the cats, their age, temperament and if they are adopted as siblings or as a single cat/kitten for your current pet. It it not about their "breed." Keep in mind that there are some older cats that prefer to be "only pets" and if you already have a cat they may not tolerate any additions to the family no matter how hard you try. Please be respectful of that. You will need to allow anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks of adjustment time for a new companion pet.
Having 2 male cats:
- If you adopt 2 male cats/kittens who were raised together they will be loving companions.
- If you have an adult male, you should be able to bring in a male kitten without much of a problem.
- Rescued male cats that were living on the streets may be more assertive towards other male cats.
- Male cats that have lived with other male cats before in the past should be more inclined to accept a new male companion.
Having 2 female cats:
- Two female kittens raised together will be fine for adoption and make loving companions.
- If you have an adult female cat and looking to adopt another female, a younger kitty is your safest bet.
- There may be a lot of aggression if you adopt an adult female cat to be a companion to another female.
- Two adult female cats may be a very difficult pairing unless the current female has lived with other female cats before in the past.
The safest choice is to have a male and female pairing of a pet unless they are siblings or rescued kitties raised together! But remember, it is all up to the cat and their personality!