Getting a new cat? What to look for? Continue reading, and you’ll find out!
When you’re looking for a new cat, maybe for a playmate for your current cat, try to find a cat that has lived with cats before. It’s also the best to introduce a cat that is different in age and gender to your current cat. So if you have a female cat at home, get a male cat. Fighting happens between cats of the same age and the same sex — especially tomcats!
While cats of the opposite gender get along best, it would a good idea that they are already neutered and spayed. On the other hand, if you are planning to get a kitten, older (not seniors) cats accept kittens much easier! If your cat is a senior cat a kitten might be a nuisance and too hyper. Then you might want to go for a more mellow and adult buddy.
Try to match personalities. If your cat is very active, he’d probably love another active cat, and not a lazy cat that hangs around.
This is mostly where we make the mistake with Suki and Hiro. Suki is very mellow, while Hiro loves to play a lot. We told the girl at the shelter that our current cat, Suki, was more of a leader, curious, a bit held back and shy. She told us that this little kitty Hiro was shy as well and mellow too. But it’s hard to see what kind of personality a kitten is going to have when they grow older. While they are being a shelter, surrounded by strangers and feeling uncomfortable. As soon as Hiro got comfortable in our home, he wasn’t so shy and mellow anymore! So be careful when choosing a new cat!
Where did you get your cats from?
Was there anything you paid attention at when looking for a new cat?