Friday, February 12, 2010
Although it's hard to believe, two kittens may actually require less work than one.
How so? Kittens are social creatures and tend to be happier -- and therefore better-behaved -- with a buddy their own age. Doubling up on your kitten quota can:
Alleviate boredom and loneliness. A kitten needs oodles of stimulation, and odds are you won't be able to keep up with the energy level. But two kittens will wrestle, chase, play, and entertain each other all day, which will give you a chance to put your feet up and relax now and then.
Provide important training. Kittens are natural copy cats and will mimic one another's
behavior -- including appropriate litter box use and proper grooming techniques.
Spare your older cat relentless pestering. A single kitten may constantly seek out your older, more sedate cat as a playmate, leading to frustration for both.
Seriously increase the "cute" factor. You'll get twice the delight from your twosome's mad antics and adorable snuggle fests.
Whether you adopt two kittens or one, find out how to kitten-proof your home.