Are You Ready to Get More Than One Cat

As a man, we obsolutely get used to a large family. Then we think cats could be think as we do. Now I ihave to say it is totally wrong. Your cat may have different opinons on having companions. Before you add a new member to your family, you should ask you cat first! Cats are not social animals. There are few exceptions, though. Wild and domestic cats are tend to lead solidary lives. They can get along in groups, but given their druthers, they don’t seek out buddies. Before you decide to add a second cat to your family, ask yourself if your cat really needs a friend — and if you are prepared to meet the needs of a multicat household. As  a famous phrase said: cats were expressing her signature sentiment: “I want to be alone.”

Make your decision

There are two important factors that you should consider first: your current cat's age and his personality. People often feel confused about if they should get a kitten to help liven up their older cat. That’s probably a senior cat’s worst nightmare: his peaceful existence shattered by the new invaders. A young or middle-aged cat may be more receptive than an elderly cat to the presence of a kitten or even another adult cat — but it’s important to consider your original cat’s purr-sonality when choosing a new cat of any age.

A shy cat could be overwhelmed by a bossy cat, while a bossy cat may be likely to bully a shy cat. If you do add to your feline family, choose a cat who seems outgoing but not over the top. Sometimes people who have a shy cat — the kind who hides under the bed when people come over or runs at the sound of the doorbell — assume that he just needs a friend to bring out his inner party animal. I’m here to tell you: That’s the last thing he wants. In fact, it's entirely likely that the new cat will take over and make himself at home in your lap while your original cat spends more time than ever under the bed. Now, none of those facts mean you can’t ever have more than one cat. In fact, sometimes adding a cat to the family is inevitable. If you’re getting married, for example, and you and your spouse-to-be both have cats, a merger is a must. But if you’re just getting started in the business of adoring cats and you think you’d like a pair, the best thing you can do is to acquire two kittens from the same litter or adopt an already bonded pair.

hat said, don’t let your cat’s potential lack of early socialization experiences deter you. With patience and the above game plan you could soon be living in a happy multi-cat household.

Next reading: How to introduce new comer to old cat


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