Are you considering adopting a cat? Kittens are adorable, playful, and energetic. These qualities make kittens desirable, which is why they never last long in shelters. Adult cats, on the other hand, have a more difficult time finding forever homes. However, there are actually many reasons to consider adding an adult cat to your family.
Personality: A kitten’s personality is still developing. Kittens are adorable, but when you adopt a kitten, you don’t really know what his personality will be like as he gets older. An adult cat’s personality has already formed. So, if he’s talkative and enjoys being around other cats, you can rest assured that he will continue to possess these qualities when you take him home.
Save Your Furniture: Adult cats are more likely to know how to use a scratching post, reducing damage to your furniture.
Sleep Better at Night: Kittens have so much energy. They are likely to want to play all night, biting your toes through your blankets as you try to sleep. An adult cat is more likely to curl up at the bottom of your bed, snuggle with you, or curl up somewhere else during the night to sleep while you rest.
Adults are More Tolerant: If you have children, an adult cat may be a better choice for your home. Children can be rough with cats, and a kitten’s body is quite fragile. It’s easier for accidental injuries to occur to kittens. Additionally, kittens aren’t very tolerant and are likely to lash out at children when they don’t want to be handled. Adult cats tend to be more tolerant of children.
Adult Cats are Calmer: After a long day at work, you probably want to come home and relax, but kittens have so much energy that they want to play all night. Additionally, kittens need a lo of supervision. You’ll find yourself running around after your kitten, fetching socks and shoes out of his mouth, peeling him off the curtains, and picking up the toilet paper he’s strewn all over the house instead of watching your favorite television show. An adult cat is much more likely to curl up on the couch with you and watch your favorite show.
Fewer Accidents: Adult cats are more likely to be litter box trained whereas kittens are more likely to have occasional accidents.
There’s no doubt that kittens are incredibly cute and fun. However, adult cats also make great companions. If you’re considering adding a cat to your family, think about adopting an adult cat. You’ll be giving a cat a second chance at love.