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Why 2 Kittens Are Better Than 1

Why 2 Kittens Are Better Than 1

Sure, you could adopt a single kitten, but we encourage you to consider adopting in pairs as people and cats are often happier that way.

  • Healthier, happier cats: Kittens raised in pairs get lots of exercise from playing with each other and develop better social skills.
  • Peace of mind while you are away: Two kittens will be able to keep each other company while you are out of town or at work.
  • Endless hours of entertainment: Kittens love to romp, wrestle, play and then curl up and clean each other off. Who could imagine anything more joyful than watching kittens play?
  • Less wear and tear on you and your house: Out of boredom, a single kitten will often entertain itself by chewing plants, climbing drapes and (or your pant leg!), unrolling toilet paper, exploring electrical cords and sockets, etc. If they have another kitten to tumble around and play with it is less likely theyíll need to entertain themselves in destructive and dangerous ways.
  • Kittens are very active at night: It is tough to get a good nightís sleep when you have a rambunctious kitten jumping on your head or attacking your toes. If given a buddy, they can entertain themselves while you get your Zís.
  • A single kitten is not a good companion for an older cat: Older cats are less active and often donít appreciate a young kittenís attempts to play. Two kittens can entertain themselves while the older one relaxes.

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5:01PM PST on Mar 9, 2013

2 cats are always better than one jajajaj love them! I have 2, Lucy and Niko :)

11:52AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

thanks

2:02PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

they can drive you twice as crazy :-)

4:36AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

The love of a cat.....AHHHH is there anything sweeter!!!

9:10PM PST on Jan 6, 2013

thanks

8:01PM PST on Jan 6, 2013

I agree! I can't imagine what my cats would do without eachother

7:56PM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Totally agree! I was thinking to adopt one kitty about 10 years ago, but while looking at Petfinder.com for adoptable pets in local rescue orgs, I fell in love with a pic of two litter brothers that were adorable! So I went to meet them and fill out an application and couldn't fathom to take only one. Not only were they best friends and brothers but later, when I was at work I discovered how well behaved they were while I was out. 10 years later (they were only four months old) they never destroyed anything or scratched furniture (granted they had 2 kitty condos to scratch) but never had a problem :) Now, we added a female sister kitty & they are keeping still entertained and happy :)

7:48PM PST on Jan 6, 2013

agreed!

6:18PM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Thanks so much...very sweet kitty picture too...

4:41PM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Life is meant to be shared, no matter who or what you are ...

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