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Help us decide on a kitten!

We are adding a kitten to our family and we have two options...

The first kitten is an orange male, and it looks like he MIGHT be long haired (which could be a problem with my husband's allergies); I plan to call tomorrow to confirm this. He is 7 weeks old and we would have to drive about 45 minutes to go pick him up. He's $5.

The second kitten is a female brown tabby who is noticeably short-haired (better for dh's allergies). She is 8 weeks old and we would have to drive an hour to get her. She's free.

I have owned a few cats growing up and always found males to be more affectionate, although, after researching it online I have discovered it just depends on the cat itself and how it's raised. Also, I know some breeds are better with children, but again, it can purely depend on it's raised.

If you were in my position, which would you want?

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Asked by MichaelsMom330 at 6:15 PM on May. 17, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I'm partial to orange ones. I have 2 orange tabby males

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:17 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Sounds like u wanna go w the first one but if hubbys gonna have a hard time w his allergies go for the 2nd

    Answer by Vero0724 at 6:18 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I'm partial to long haired kittens ... we've always had persians and himalayans.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:18 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Since your hubby has issues with long fur I would choose the shorthaired.

    Answer by Octobersmom at 6:19 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Go rescue one from the local shelter, I know that here in Miami, they kill them on a daily basis, even the kitties. Find yourself and all white one, they are so beautiful!

    Answer by older at 6:19 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • well thats easy.. GO WITH THE FEMAle ... if u getting the male would make ur husbands allergies act up then dont get him. plus they spray everything if they arent fixed.. def the female

    Answer by chrstny88 at 6:19 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Male, cheaper to fix, with less chances of getting cancer. And its been my experience the males are more affectionate.

    Answer by matobe at 6:26 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Male or female really doesn't matter as far as being affectionate or not. I have a female calico who is fixed and she is the most loving and gentle cat ever. I have a neutered male and while he loves me and my daughter very much he is very big on his personal space. I have mild allergies to my cats and have both a short-hair and a long-haired cat and it does not seem to make a difference for me. Males are great as long as they are neutered :)

    Answer by cowboysgirl3227 at 6:27 PM on May. 17, 2011

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