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Hi
I have just registered and thought that I would introduce myself.
I am Jenn from Liverpool in the UK and although I don't have any cats as yet I am considering getting a couple of kittens and thought this would be the best place for some advice!
I have been offered a kitten from my neighbour whose cat has given birth to 4 kittens. They are only 5 weeks old so I have a few weeks to make up my mind but as a first time cat owner I am completely in the dark as to what I may or may not be letting myself in for
Would getting 2 kittens together be the best idea? I have 2 little girls aged 2 and 8 and I was wondering what people tought about kids and kittens or whether a slightly more adult cat would be better?
Any advice appreciated!
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Hi and Welcome to TCS
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Hi there Jenn we're so happy to welcome you to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

I'm sure you'll find plenty of help with your decision regarding the kittens. When my little ones were small they adored having kittens around. Having a little playmate for the furry one is a great idea and if they are littermates there is no problem with rejection
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Hello and welcome to TCS
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Originally Posted by jennywren29
Hi
I have just registered and thought that I would introduce myself.
I am Jenn from Liverpool in the UK and although I don't have any cats as yet I am considering getting a couple of kittens and thought this would be the best place for some advice!
I have been offered a kitten from my neighbour whose cat has given birth to 4 kittens. They are only 5 weeks old so I have a few weeks to make up my mind but as a first time cat owner I am completely in the dark as to what I may or may not be letting myself in for
Would getting 2 kittens together be the best idea? I have 2 little girls aged 2 and 8 and I was wondering what people tought about kids and kittens or whether a slightly more adult cat would be better?
Any advice appreciated!
Hi Jenn, welcome to The Cat Site! You will probably get more feedback regarding those questions if you make a topic in a different forum like The Cat Lounge (I think?).

In my opinion, getting 2 kitties together would be a good idea. Introducing 2 adult cats to each other later on is usually much more difficult. As kittens they can bond and get used to each other, and it makes it a lot easier if they are sibling too. I think kids are great with kitties, if they like cats- most do . Hope all goes well!

~Patty
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Originally Posted by jennywren29
as a first time cat owner I am completely in the dark as to what I may or may not be letting myself in for
you will be getting yourself (and daughters) into a lifetime of fun & love... there is nothing like the love of a cat

Welcome to TCS


This is a great place to come to get all the advise you need before adding kitties into your home. I think getting 2 kittens is a wonderful idea - especially 2 littermates. They will have a close bond and will keep each other company when no one is home. I have 2 cats, who came together a year apart, and I although they are good friends, I wish I had of got them at the same time.
And I can only imagine that your daughters will love growing up with kittens from a young age.

Please send me or another mentor a message if you need any help at all in the forums and ask any questions you have - always best to be completely prepared before introducing these beauty's into your life.

welcome again from me and my boys
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Hello, welcome to the site
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Welcome!

I think that two kittens would be perfect. I really cannot think of anything to warn you about- just expect some scratched furniture and an scratch or two from the kittens themselves because they can play a little rough when they are young. There is also the expense of getting them spayed/neutered and their shots.
post #10 of 16
If you can get 2 kittens. They will keep each other occupied when you can't. If you don't get them from the same place they will adapt to each other quickly.
post #11 of 16
Hi Jenn and Welcome

I'm currently going through my first experience of getting two kittens together and it's been great. Watching them play is the best - not to mention groom each other, sleep etc. I'd say as far as you've got the space and can afford two, go for it!
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Wellcome, wellcome and once more wellcome!!!
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Hi and Welcome to TCS!!!

See you on the forums!
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Hi welcome to the site.
post #15 of 16
Hello it's nice to meet you!!

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hi and welcome to TCS from odette and hadley
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