Top 8 Reasons Adopting Two Kittens is Better Than One
So you think you want to adopt a kitten, but believe it's best to just get one for now. You are thinking - two kittens will be twice the work and twice the expense. In some ways, you are right. However, we could argue that having two will save you a lot of time and money when it comes to playing with and wearing your kitten out. You will be amazed how much energy these little bundles of joy have. And a little extra work scooping the litter box and feeding two kitties, is totally worth it to avoid behavioral problems that can last a life time. And since we cover the largest expense of the spay and neuter, there isn't much of a downside to adopting two! We, at Urban Cat Coalition, will strongly urge you to consider two. There are many reasons two are better than one, here are eight great reasons!
1 - You will save two lives instead of one
Enough said! Except - it could actually be 4 lives saved, since adopting two frees up space in rescue for new kittens or cats looking for a home.
2 - One kitten can become lonely
A kitten left alone during the day can become lonely and bored, which sometimes can lead to mischief. Two kittens will never be lonely, especially if they are siblings. In fact, you'll often find situations in shelters and rescue group adoption where a cage will contain two kittens with a sign, "These kittens may be adopted only as a pair." Shelter volunteers recognize that siblings really need to stay together.
3 - One kitten can just drive an older cat nuts
Although it might sound contrary, an older, established cat will probably accept two kittens better than one. One kitten will seek out the older cat as a playmate, or worse, tease and pester the senior cat which can cause stress to an older cat. The kitten in return, will be "rewarded" for his playful efforts with hisses and swats. Two kittens will expend their energy in play with each other, leaving their older "uncle" to relax in peace.
4 - Two kittens will "self-train"
Kittens learn by copying. If one kitten is quick to learn appropriate litter box use, the other will be likely to copy. They also help each other with grooming; wash-up after meals soon becomes a ritual with two kittens.
5 - Two kittens will help each other burn-off energy
Even the most devoted cat parent can quickly become exhausted by trying to keep up with the energy of a single kitten. Two kittens will wear each other out, leaving their human free to just enjoy watching them.
6 - Fewer behavior problems with two kittens
Many people who experience behavior problems with kittens find that some of them go away when they adopt another playmate. What may be perceived as mischief is often just the result of boredom. Much like their human counterparts, kittens sometimes misbehave because negative attention is better than no attention.
7 - Nothing cuter than two kittens napping together
Kittens will often play so hard that they simply flop where they are, and more likely than not, they will flop next to (or on top of) each other. There is no sight so endearing as two kittens curled up together for a nap. Their peaceful innocence can soften the heart of even the grumpiest curmudgeon, and the sight of that blissful moment will wash clean the slate of their previous misdoings. Imagine all the cute photos you could flood your instagram with!
8 - Two kittens are Fun!
Last but certainly not least! Having two kittens is insanely fun. Sit back and watch them play together, explore, bond and learn all about the world around them. Plus, nothing beats a purring kitten pile on your lap after a long stressful day at work.
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