We just got a kitten a few days ago. She's currently an "only cat". Would it be wise to get another cat so she has company while we're away. I'm sure that sounds silly but are cats the kind of animal that enjoy other cats around. She's 7 weeks old and I know from experience that introducing other cats to each other doesn't usually go well so I thought maybe doing so while she was still little would be the best time. But I could be wrong. I don't have to get another cat...I would be doing so mostly for her. Of course we would love the new cat as well and take care of her/him.
If you recommend I do get another one would it be best to get another female or a male. No matter what we get...and the one we currently have, will be spayed or neutered.
Answer by hannahk at 2:44 AM on Dec. 1, 2008
Answer by ReneeK3 at 7:35 PM on Nov. 29, 2008
I asked my vet when we got our kitten. If you do get one he suggested they be the same age, he said it would be like putting a energetic toddler with the elderly if one is mature & the other is not. I have two females together. One is ours that is 1&1/2 & then we acquired I'm sure a very mature female that came to live on our porch, she is inside now about two weeks. I haven't had any problems, but they stay away from one another though.
Answer by strongmom40 at 6:15 AM on Nov. 30, 2008
Oh how wonderful you saved a kitten. Another one the same age would be great. I have 4 cats, all rescues . Some were young and some were older. But they all get along well for being cats...lol We did build a feeding table and a high rise for them to climb on. Each has it's own scratching post and a bed on top of that for lounging around.Toys, toys toys, for all to play with. Made a cat walk in a room for them to explore and be creative like cats are. Keeps them busy playing hide and seek. So my hat off to you for rescuing another feline!
Answer by doglovergranny at 2:02 PM on Nov. 30, 2008
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