Why Should You Adopt An Adult Cat?
What you see is what you get. Adult cats already know who they are. Kittens are undeniably cute, but you never know what the future holds, how large they may get, what their personality will ultimately be, etc. An adorable little kitten will be an adult in the blink of an eye.
Adult cats aren’t as “chewsy.” Kittens have a tendancy to chew things, lots of things. Whether teething or just exploring bits of the world around them, kittens chew on shoes, the corners of books, ear lobes and fingers, carpet tassels, electrical cords, drapery strings, plants, and much, much more. Most adult cats don’t chew inappropriately at all.
If you have an older cat in your home and are looking for a friend for him or her, another adult cat may be the best choice. Kittens can be too playful and may upset your cat instead of providing companionship. A kitten may cause your resident cat to be more annoyed than amused.
After a long day at the office, you may just want to come home and curl up with your furry friend–but most kittens prefer an action packed evening–lots of touseling, frolicking, and plenty of running and jumping. An adult cat will greet you at the door and be more than happy to curl up and watch your favorite shows on TV. They’ve already learned about the unconditional love thing
– via meowcatrescue.org
Adult Cats: A Better Choice for Families
At the same time, kittens can be fragile, and children don’t always understand ‘gentle’.
How many kids have you seen accidentally pull a cat’s tail when trying to play with them?
Adult cats are generally more patient and understanding with children, and they know how to run and hide until it’s safe to return.
– via Pawesome Cats
Adult Cat vs Kitten: Which Is Right For You?
1. They come with predictable personalities. “If you adopt a senior cat who is a sweet cat, you will have a sweet cat when you take her home. The personality has been developed, so there are no surprises. What you see is what you get,” he says.
2. They generally do not deviate in size or appetite. “Whether you adopted an 8-pound or a 16-pound senior cat, you will know exactly how much food and litter you need to buy,” he says.
3. They are champions of power naps. “Kittens have so much energy and can disrupt your sleep at night,” says Dr. Plotnick. “On the other hand, senior cats are far calmer and enjoy sleeping a lot. You stand a better chance of enjoying a full night’s sleep.”
4. They are more mellow than mischievous. “Kittens and young cats can be so fearless, so you have to worry more about them ingesting string or other foreign bodies or suffering from a trauma. That’s not the case with senior cats,” he says.
5. You will be saving a life and making way for another to win a home. “When you adopt a senior cat from a shelter, you earn major karma points in my view. You are also making it possible for the shelter to showcase other strays to help them find homes,” he says.
– via Vetstreet
When you got your cat did you adopt an adult or a kitten? What helped you choose?