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What is your kitty limit?

post #1 of 63
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how many kitties do you feel comfortable taking care of fulltime?

Right now money and space wise, I'm comfortable with 8 inside and 4 outside. So i have space for one more in (hopefully we are getting the black kitty from the vet!!) and for one more to wonder up outside or hopefully sherbert to come back!
post #2 of 63
My limit is apparently 1 3/4.
post #3 of 63
my limit now is pretty much 0 since I am not permitted to have cats where I live right now, but since roxy adopted me i can sneak one around pretty good but he is outside most of the time. I am however planning on moving soon then he'll be indoors fulltime and depending on what kind of space I have I'd probably be happy with at most 5 kitties, tho i can see me taking on a lot more if they are in need..
post #4 of 63
Due to allergies 2 is my limit right now- but I love them so much I'm hoping that will change. I'm looking into solutions to the allergy problem, so that hopefully one day we can have another kitty or two. I think that setting allergies aside, 4 would be my financial and time constraint limit.
post #5 of 63
Mine is certainly more than I have, but Squirt's limit is 2.
post #6 of 63
I don't know! Right now we have four inside pets (feral rescues). We're fostering one little girl we can't keep because we're at our limit inside - just spacewise, not desire-wise. We care for a colony of about 11 ferals outside, though none of them are social.

Ideally, we'll settle down in a home (not motor!) that has a good piece of property. Then I guess it would be up to the law to determine....
post #7 of 63
I have 2 cats now.. I think 4 or 5 cats are my limits.
post #8 of 63
Unfotunately my Loki has determined my limit - 1 - he just won't tolerate another cat. Tried that!

Personally the more the better! But that will have to wait - I do have to respect Loki's wishes otherwise we all would be misserable.
post #9 of 63
I am at my limit now- and Karma will be going to a new home at the end of the summer, so that is good.
post #10 of 63
Well, I have 13 totally indoor kitties PLUS 5 foster cats (a mom and 4 8week old babies). So I'd say that I am AT my limit. Although I'd dearly love to keep one of Bonnie's kittens.
post #11 of 63
I have 4 cats, and one stray cat. But I want at least 10 cats.
post #12 of 63
Right now I have way more cats/kittens than I should (around 28)...they had kittens..before I became convinced of spay and neuter and also because I didnt want to let them be taken to the pound.(go to www.geocities.com/gothic_amethyst/cats.html to understand how many I have and stuff so I dont have to take up alot of space explaining in the forum).

BUT I could never have to many cats. I love them so much and they are all so interesting, intelligent, funny, um...ok I just REAAALLY love cats....anyway the way I see it is if u can fix them and have the money for food and all vet needs than there should be no limit. Especially with sooooo many that need homes!!
post #13 of 63
We-ell...we had 13 cats until today, now there are 14. I will be posting a thread on our newest addition with some pics later tonight.

I would say we are at our limit, but if there was a cat in desperate need, I know neither of us would say no. Plus, I want an Aby sooo much, if one came along, I would absolutely take him/her!
post #14 of 63
i have 2 cats but if my husband would go along with 2 more i would have 4, i think that would be alright, now if i had lots of money and a BIG house i would have 6 or 8
post #15 of 63
2 cats is my limit.
post #16 of 63
I'm not so sure that I even have a limit. I have had up to 15 at one time that stayed outside. We kept adopting strays. I have loved and still love every single one of them.
post #17 of 63
I have one cat now. Two would be my limit.
post #18 of 63
I have 2, and that is my limit, at least for now. My apartment is pretty large, but I don't think large enough for more cats. And my checkbook isn't large enough either. I would love to have 4 or 5 cats and a dog or 2, but it is not possible right now.
post #19 of 63
Two kept me pretty busy when I was by myself, but 3 when we were a family of 4 wasn't enough (need one for each person, I think).
post #20 of 63
My limit right now is 5! When I move out I will have no limit. I love cats, and I'll probably be owned by 22 when I live in my own house! If I have enough money that is!
post #21 of 63
Bill says that we are maxed out, at 3. I have had as many as 6, at one time. Somehow, there is always enough room and money. I'm staying away from the Humane Society, though.
post #22 of 63
2 is actually my limit, but I have 3, and I had 4 before poor Leo died. My s/o gripes and groans every time I bring in another one, but he just cannot resist a cat. A tiny, crying kitten just melts him.
post #23 of 63
We have 7 indoor cats, and that's the limit.... Maybe when we get a bigger house in the next few years.
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post #25 of 63
well, I have 2 right now with 2 dogs. I think that is my limit in the house. I have had as many as ?10 outside. When I moved to the farm I moved an orange tabby momma and 3 kittens that were carbon copies. That was before I did the spay/neuter thing. We had kittens all the time. Last year I was down to one and I couldn't let him in cause he was into everything. Then he got in the way of my car and I didn't have any.now I am back in the kitty business but they are all fixed.
post #26 of 63
Originally posted by Melissa
Due to allergies 2 is my limit right now-
Have you tried any of the products on the market for allergies to cats? I'm allergic to cats but haven't had any trouble since using "Allergy Relief For Cats." It's a liquid and you put it on a cloth and rub it in the cat once a week or so. Plus I use a nasal spray for allergies called Rhinocort. Of course, everyone reacts differently but it's a thought.

post #27 of 63
Unfortunately four is my limit..... My husband said if I bring anymore home that they had better have papers........ Divorce papers, LOL!!
post #28 of 63
If I "just happened" to bring another one home, Bill grumble and then spoil it just as rotten as the rest.
post #29 of 63
I think my kitty limit may go up by one tomorrow, I just found an Abyssinian on Petfinder that is only a little more than an hour away. Some of you might know I have been looking for one for a while; I won't buy one, I want to rescue one. This guy is at a shelter in South NJ. Wish me luck!!!!
post #30 of 63
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