Cats are known for being aloof and picky but most are full of personality and love. Their characters shine through and are a wonderful part of any family for many years with their long lives.
With such a variety to choose from from the quiet to the vocal and short to long haired, there is surely one for everyone.
Choose your breed according to your long-term needs. Cats can live up to 25 years but generally on average up to the ages of 13-17 years. Cats are independent and do not require walks unless cooped up indoors in a flat or townhouse complex. Be aware of other cats in your area and if in a complex make sure you know the rules about ownership! If you have other cats make sure you Introduction of a new cat-not linked Grant! correctly to ensure less stress on all and prevent fights. Ensure you have adequate funds or insurance for emergency and general veterinary care.
Oriental breeds like the Siamese, Bengal. Bengalese, Ragdoll are more vocal and can act like dogs in that they will come running when called. Our cat walks with us on our daily dog walk in the suburb i.e. running from tree to tree. However, some domestic type cats display the same behaviour.
When you are getting a kitten, please ensure you have the:
- Kitten Food
- Cat litter and cat litter box
- Scratch pad
- ALLOW IT TO SLEEP ENOUGH