Should I get two cats or just one?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I have 4 cats, so I went through the stage of having just two. Two of my cats are IN LOVE  with each other, and love me just as much. They are my mammas-boys. My other two cats are a little more independent, but I still find them cuddling sometimes. I think 2 is the perfect amount, and it won’t take away from their affection for you.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

DEFINITELY TWO!!!  I feel so strongly about this (in case you didn’t notice, haha). They are SO much happier with a little buddy to chase around and snuggle with. And they definitely will still love you just as much.  

We had two sisters when I was a kid, and we recently got two kittens from different litters.  It’s the best!  Vet bills aren’t bad except for the initial vaccinations and spaying/neutering – but if you get them from a shelter, they’re often already fixed and the adoption fee is way less than you’d pay a vet.  (Obviously make sure you can afford them though.)

The only time two cats can be trouble is if you have one for a long time and then add a second to the mix.  If you get siblings or two kittens / young cats, you’ll be fine.

Here are our two little baby kitty cats, Jezebel and Pomplemousse 🙂

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I second two cats. One cat can get bored alone and two cats will keep each other entertained for hours! Of course they’ll have different personalities and will interact with you differently but I just love watching my two cats wrestle or bath each other. Also, one of them sleeps at my feet and the other one sleeps right next to me as my teddy kitty.

 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Two!!  Here are my kids:

Grey is Penny, white and buff is Sheldon.  They love each other, groom each other, play, sleep together.  They also spend a lot of the day doing their own thing, they each have their favourite spot to nap.  And they still bug us for attention all. the. time.  Penny sleeps on the bed with us every night, and now that it is cooler Sheldon does too but in the summer he would sleep on the cat tree.

If you can get two at the same time, and some shelters have cat rooms with several cats that are already familiar with each other, it can be easier than adopting one and down the line getting another and worrying about introducing them.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Get two! We have just one and it’s hard because she’s really attached to us and uses us as chew toys.  The vet says that if we had two, we wouldn’t have this problem

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Cats are assholes. Get two. It’ll save you headaches in the long run.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Two cats, but get them at the same time!

FI got his mom a kitten when she already had a 10-year-old cat, and the kitten just annoys the crap out of the big cat. He still bothers her, but they get along a bit better now.
They still fight in the middle of the night (big cat frequently body slams the little cat, it’s ridiculous!)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@sweetchiquita12:  I love having two cats, and they are both super loving towards DH and I. They don’t completely love one anotherall the time, though, haha. It def. seems like an older/annoying younger sibling relationship with them.

This is Zoe. She’s the younger sister who loves to annoy the older cat. She has a ton of energy and wants to play all the time, and can’t understand why big sis would rather sleep.

This is Gale, the much older sister. DH always joke that Gale is too old and refined to play like her little sister. Gale would rather lay down, get scratches and pets from DH and I, and sleep.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

Get two!! We have one right now and I really wish we had gotten two. She is very attached to us and hates when we leave… We think she wouldn’t have such attachment issues if she had a friend. She is 2.5 years old and we are contemplating getting a second cat because it’s just sad how lonely she gets when we’re not around. 🙁

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I would say…it depends on the cat.

My previous cat absolutely hated other cats.  She prefered to be alone.  I really believe that.  When my mom babysat her she would always bullied my mom’s cats.  She was older though so that might have something to do with it.

My current cat loves other cats.  He wants to play with my mom’s cats but they are afraid of him because he is so big.  I am trying to convince my husband to get another cat to be his little buddy.

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