Originally Posted by lara
I think im gonna adopt one there are so many cats that are abandond in the uk
i would like a tabby but i will have to see when i get there
lara x x
Good on you! I have two kittens that I leave all day when I'm at work and they're fine. I would suggest that if you're going to leave them all day, you think about getting a pair as they will amuse each other and keep each other out of trouble. A single cat will look for amusement where ever he can find it and may get lonely, although some cats do like to be solitary - depends on the personality. Mine also stay indoors full time, and they're absolutely fine!
Cost wise, I suppose about Â£5 a week on cat food, plus another Â£5 on litter. Then there's the cost of various toys which don't have to be expensive, and I would highly recommend investing in a cat tree (cats love to scratch and climb) which will cost anywhere from Â£60 upwards. My first vet visit for vaccinations cost Â£40, and the second visit for boosters, worming paste and flea spot ons cost Â£70 (bear in mind thats for two kittens). The next cost will be to neuter them, not sure how much that will be, then it's just annual booster jabs.
If you're looking for calmer cats, I know persians have a reputation for being calm, but they are a lot of work to keep the coat tangle free. Have you considered getting a cat of maybe two or three years old rather than a kitten - he will have grown out of that physco kittie stage and will be much calmer, plus you'll have a better idea of whether or not his personality will adapt to being an only cat in a quiet house.