TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Behavior › 2 Kittens?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2 Kittens?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ok so ever since we've gotten Harley he has been quite the crier-all the time! I always feel so bad leaving him at home since me and my boyfriend work full time during the week. We always play with him when we are home but we were both wondering if maybe a 2nd kitten (it would actually be Harley's brother/sister), just to keep him company while we are gone all the time? I always feel so bad, he does have a lot of toys but we just wonder if another kitten would be an okay idea or maybe would it just be more trouble? Any good ideas?
post #2 of 18
I REALLY recommend two. We had an only cat who was very lonely when kept inside. After we lost him, we got two and they are indoor only cats. They keep each other company when we are not around, exercise each other, etc. You won't feel so bad leaving him alone if he has a pal. Ours weren't siblings but came from the same animal shelter, so they comforted each other in the early days in our house. They have such different personalities but are great friends.
post #3 of 18
Two is always better than one We went from two to four and all keep one & other company when us "humans" aren't home.

Two are actually healthier than one. I truly believe that they lead longer, happier lives when they have a playmate. As a foster mother for babies, I discourage everyone who wants only 1 of the kittens...I almost insist on 2.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
I really want another one to keep him company-but we live in an apartment building, I wonder if they only allow 1 cat per apartment or how that would work? I will have to check it out...another thing is that financially, just to take Harley to his 1st checkup was $50...and to get him fixed and his rabies will be like over $100, I never knew how expensive pets can get! I just feel bad cuz if I go and get that other sibling of his, there will be 1 left at the house with no owner, that makes me sad God knows I cant have THREE!!
post #5 of 18
People here have mentioned low cost clinics, let me try to dig up some names/places, I also live in Minnesota in an apartment building. Our rule is they need to be fixed before they turn 6 months.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bogeyandbetty
People here have mentioned low cost clinics, let me try to dig up some names/places, I also live in Minnesota in an apartment building. Our rule is they need to be fixed before they turn 6 months.
That would be great--I live in Winona, by Rochester, so anywhere around here that you might be able to find would be WONDERFUL!!
post #7 of 18
Here are a couple of low cost clinics:

MINNESOTA
Spay, Neuter, Aid Program (SNAP)
Contented Critters
PO Box 385
Makinen, MN 55763
218-638-2153
Low cost spay/neuter for pets of qualified low income people.
Duluth Animal Allies Humane Society
& City of Duluth Animal Shelter
2627 Courtland St
Duluth, MN 55806
218-722-5341
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thank You! I'm not sure where Mekinen is, but I will have to look! I live about 40 min from Rochester, the vet here is great (so far) but it sure is spendy. Especially when Im thinking of expanding my family!
post #9 of 18
Hello fellow Minnesotans! I agree - 2 kittens are MUCH more fun than 1!!! It can get expensive, but hopefully one of those clinics will work for you. Don't worry about that 3rd kitten, it will find a home. Right now you need to concentrate on your kittens well being. It does sound to me like he's lonely. Good luck, keep us posted!!!
post #10 of 18
My foster boy Rusty was adopted alone, and he is doing fine. His new meowmie works full time, but he is happy and well adjusted. But when my Garfield was a baby if he was alone for a minute he would sit down and cry. I think cats, like people, have different needs. The fact that your kitty is crying a lot may mean he needs a friend.

If you cannot afford the vet care for a baby, maybe adopting an older cat who has already been spayed/neutered. Just make sure it is friendly with other cats, so it can become a companion for your kitty.

Check with your landlord about the number of pets allowed, because it would be awful to get another cat and find out you couldn't have 2 at your apartment!
post #11 of 18
This reminds me of the way Cleo joined our family. We got Alex as a kitten, and the first night we had him we realized that we didn't want to leave our little baby alone all day without a playmate. So the next day we went back and got his littermate Cleo. I couldn't imagine having it any other way. Having two cats is great for us and for the cats. They keep each other company, play together, and it's twice the enjoyment for hubby and I too. I've found that it's not as expensive as I thought it would be. We were on a VERY tight budget when we got the cats, because I was still in college while my husband worked full time. Through clinics and payment plans we were able to get the cats all the vet care they needed, and food and litter is surprisingly inexpensive. It's definitely worth it, and it sounds like your little guy would love a playmate.
post #12 of 18
i agree that 2 is better than one...My guys love having a pal to hang out with during the day and groom each other and play all the time...
post #13 of 18
Our vet recommended that we have at least two cats since both hubby and myself work all day long. We adopted 2 brothers and a step sister from the same rescue shelter. All three spent the first 3 months together before we adopted them. They are so close and cuddle and play with each other. I can't imagine having only one.
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yesterday we brought home his sister just to see how they adjusted to eachother and at first they were just running around terrorizing everything but before I knew it, we couldn't find them! We searched around for a 1/2 hr only to find they had gotten into my dresser drawer and were sleeping with eachother! I do believe we will be going back to get the other one soon!
post #15 of 18
How adorable! Sounds like Harley is happier already. What are you calling the new one?
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lee
How adorable! Sounds like Harley is happier already. What are you calling the new one?
I have to call my landlord today and see what the policy is on pets (more than 1) and if we do get the other one, I do believe it will be Davidson...Harley & Davidson....haha, thats my boyfriends thinking!
post #17 of 18
I ahve two kittens and realized that when one had to stay at the vet longer than the other that they do depsnd on eahother for company. Diesel was very sad when Tripod (my CH neurological kitty) had to stay lobegr after being neutered, he was cryingm howling actualy, and searching in all of Tripods hiding spots for him, and he was throwing up. A day later I brought Tripod home, and he ran right to Diesel and they havent separted since.

Quote:
Originally Posted by babyharley
Ok so ever since we've gotten Harley he has been quite the crier-all the time! I always feel so bad leaving him at home since me and my boyfriend work full time during the week. We always play with him when we are home but we were both wondering if maybe a 2nd kitten (it would actually be Harley's brother/sister), just to keep him company while we are gone all the time? I always feel so bad, he does have a lot of toys but we just wonder if another kitten would be an okay idea or maybe would it just be more trouble? Any good ideas?
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hopefully we will be able to get another one, I am praying that we can! He was so happy yesterday when we brought over that other kitten (his sister). They were just so cute together, so I'm saying a prayer that we can add another adorable addition to our family!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Behavior
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Behavior › 2 Kittens?