Post # 16
These kittens looks like they are either Himalayan or Ragdoll breed. They can’t be stray. They are probably lost. I think you should first post them in your father’s neighbourhood and see if any one claims them before you adopt them or give them away. Their previous owners must be looking for them. It looks like the mother cat gave birth to them in your father’s place. If no one claims them, then I agree with the other posts that you can have three cats.
1- They look after each other and require less attention from. You can leave them alone for longer periods of time than a single cat but they can keep each other occupied.
2- They liven up the place and they don’t get bored
3- They become very confident and develop better social skills. I have one Himalayan cat. My apartment is so small and I can’t have more. But he has palymates with other cats in my building. He gets along with them and has developed very good social skills.
4- They behave better in vet clinics
5- A single kitten will disturb your older cat because of the different energy levels causing more friction but when there are two kittens, they play with each other leaving the older cat alone and resulting in better harmony
6- Kittens need lots of care and energy but when they are more than one kitten (not adult), the pet owners can relax more
7- You need lesser toys
2- More litter boxes and more litter
3- higher vet bills
4- Possiblity that the cats don’t get along with each other resulting in lots of cat fights
5- Possiblity of cat neglect because there is more to care for
Post # 17
Thank you so much everyone for all of the helpful comments! I’m pretty sure Fiance is set on keeping both of them at this point! Also, if anyone has any name suggestions for the one with the brown face we’d love to hear them. The other little boy has been named Milo by Fiance and our other cat is Leo. We recently moved so we’re still in the process of finding a new vet, but they will definitely be getting their shots and getting fixed ASAP.
odaile1 : The mother cat belongs to my dads neighbor who lets his pets (this cat and his dog) roam the neighborhood and doesn’t care. He knows about the kittens and basically told us to figure it out, same thing he did when his dog impregnated my dads puppy years ago after jumping the fence, so they definitely don’t already have a home to go to, otherwise that would’ve been the first choice.
Post # 18
kittenconfusion : Glad to hear that you have done your part when you found these kittens. I am also glad that you are not parting them. I have a few names for you to consider for the chocolate face :
1-“Phylo” since his body colour is the colour of phylo.
2- Cleo- because it rhymes with Leo
3- Trio- because it is the third one.
4- Biblo- It means “trinket” or “stuffed toy” in Turkish. (My favourite because he looks like a stuffed toy)
5- Marlo- It rhymes with Milo
Post # 19
I have 8 cats (I know…that is A LOT but I love them all and don’t care! haha) ….personally I didn’t notice a difference between 1-3….and they all look bonded…so splitting them up would be so heartbreaking *cry*
Post # 20
OH! As for ease of food and litter ordering, I use Chewy and it just shows up on the same day every month. It is perfection…. or should I say…..purrrfection haha
Post # 21
This is a completely personal opinion so take it as you will, I myself have 2 cats and I’ve had them well over a decade- I do love them very much but if you are planning on having a family think twice about 3 cats…pregnant ladies can no longer scoop the litter (if you do you just need to be extra cautious and wash hands thoroughly, no big deal except for the bending down part lol), for me the biggest issue is how much time an infant takes up and it leaves zero room for the cats. I’ve had to completely depend on my husband to care for my cats and it drives me freaking NUTS, he doesn’t clean or change the litter out as much as I did so it’s lead to some issues. I also have a very clingy male cat that now glues himself to my husband because I just can’t handle it anymore. Having a baby on you all the time just makes you want to have space at the end of the night. Also pets can act up once a new family member is introduced and cats peeing in places other than the litter box combined with PP rage is not a good thing (no I don’t abuse them but I have screamed and I’m sure the neighborhood thinks I’m crazy now).
Again this is my own personal experience and some people can handle it all with no problem, me I just can’t and the only saving grace is knowing it won’t last forever. As I write this my daughter is in her crib sleeping and both my cats have swooped in for kill lol
Post # 22
Oh and having multiple cats will require multiple litter boxes! For years my 2 shared a box just fine but 2 years ago my female decided she no longer wanted to share a box and started acting out. We now have 2 boxes and it works great but it takes up so much room
Post # 23
I have three cats and it’s honestly the best! Having 2 is a big step but after that it’s really easy because you’re used to it.
I love having three because one of the cats always gets a rest from playing! Plus the snuggles they have really does make me cry. Plus I need like atleast six I think 😉
I can’t think of any cons, kittens all the way!!!
ETA: Just read your update, yay for keeping them! Also feel free to post more photo’s because they are beauties!
Post # 24
Just read your update, so happy you’re keeping both! I worked at a humane society and they recommend adopting kittens in pairs. They keep each other entertained and are less likely to become destructive. As long as you can afford the initial kitten costs with the vet I think it’s a wise choice! Congrats, they’re cuties.
Post # 25
I think three cats is better, since the two youngest are kittens they can play amongst themselves without bothering your older cat if he’s not in the mood to play. When we got a kitten, our older cat was not thrilled and they still don’t really get along… if we would have gotten two kittens I think it would have been better! Plus yours are already possibly a bonded pair. They are SO CUTE by the way!!
Post # 26
So a little update for you all! Baby boy #2 has been tentatively named Meeko (like the raccoon from Pocahontas) but that could still change since this is his 3rd name so far 😂 They have their first appointment at the vet on Monday evening to get shots and we will then set up an appointment to get them fixed. They’ve met their new brother Leo and they’re all getting along decently. He plays a little too roughly for them since they’re so tiny still, but he is so sweet with them too, and will sit there and groom them all day if he could. And of course here’s a picture of them on their first adventure out of their room in Leo’s big cat tree. I unfortunately didn’t manage to snap any pictures of the 3 boys together, but if I do I’ll definitely post it!
Post # 27
Just wanted to say they are adorable!!!
Post # 28
Hi, I was in a similar situation a while back. I rescued 2 kittens and initially just wanted to bring them to the vet to get them checked (one of them had been in a fire). My initial plan was to release them after having them checked because I thought they would not enjoy being inside a house being feral, but they started purring as soon as they got to my house and were even purring at the vet. And as time passed, I grew attached to them. I already had a cat and the 2 kittens were very attached to each other so I ended up keeping both of the kittens and having 3 cats for many years. One of the 2 “kittens” died a couple of years ago at the age of 12. It was not more work having 2 or 3 cats, I had to get the kittens spayed, etc. so it was a bit more costly. Since I see so many senior pets ending up at shelters, I would just make sure you would be able to care for all of them for the next 15-20 years or so.
Do you know what happened to the mom? Does she need a home too?
Post # 29
Yeah, gotta say, the $390 vet bill for checkups and shots is always a shocker.
Post # 30
kittenconfusion : awwww they’re so cute!! I have three cats and always maintain to anyone who makes fun of me (gotta love my friends, haha) that three cats is the upper limit of reasonable 😜 Four cats is crazy cat lady territory.
Once you get past the initial shots and fixings, the vet bills are completely reasonable. Food and litter isn’t THAT expensive, it’s not a huge expenditure for us. Make sure you have at least 3 litter boxes in your house (they recommend one for each cat plus one extra, actually).
Its so great that your older cat is grooming them and loving on them! More pics???!!!?!