Every person who has a cat knows how many times they thought about getting a second cat too. I’m one of those people…
When I got my first cat, Molly, I never imagined I would consider getting another cat anytime soon. However, as time passed by, I realized that adopting a second cat could be a great idea and would provide companionship for Molly.
Once you start thinking about getting a second cat, it’s hard to resist, and before you know it, you’ll find yourself living in a multi-cat household. Don’t ask me how I know, lol!
If you’re considering getting a second cat, here are five reasons why you should:
1. Two Cats Are Better Than One
Two cats are always better than one for many reasons. They can keep each other company, play together, cuddle, and even groom each other.
While cats enjoy interacting with humans, being in the company of another cat allows them to express and develop their feline instincts.
2. Your Cat Is Feeling Lonely
If you recently lost a pet cat and your current cat is alone most of the time due to your busy schedule, then getting a second cat would be a great solution.
Your cat won’t feel lonely anymore as it will have a new furry company to hang out with, you just have to introduce the cats to each other properly.
Remember that with a second cat also comes greater responsibility.
But, even though the cats will keep each other company, you still need to spend quality time with them.
3. Two Cats Will Keep Each Other Entertained
Having two cats is great because they will often keep each other entertained. They will play, hunt, or zoom around the house.
Additionally, two cats will also keep each other mentally stimulated, meaning they’ll stay out of trouble, at least most of the time, haha!
One cat is more likely to display destructive behavior out of boredom or other issues, such as separation anxiety. However, two cats will focus more on each other rather than make a mess in your environment.
Still, ensure that each cat has their own space for peaceful rest when they want to be alone.
4. You’ll Save Another Cat’s Life
By adopting a shelter cat, not only do you gain a lifelong friend, but you also save an innocent animal’s life.
There are many different benefits of adopting a shelter cat. The best thing is that your current kitty will get a new furry companion, and you’ll get a friend that will be grateful to you for saving its life.
5. You Have Plenty Of Space And Time
If you live in a smaller home, then having more than one cat isn’t a good idea for you. On the other hand, if you live in a large house with plenty of space for both cats, then what are you waiting for?
In a larger home, cats have more room to explore and keep each other entertained. Additionally, cats who aren’t bonded may find it easier to become friends in a larger space compared to smaller homes.
Regardless of having two or more cats, remember to spend quality time interacting with your cats, as your bond with them is equally important.
After reading these five reasons why you should get a second cat, the choice is yours!
As a cat parent of 4 cats, I can assure you that if you decide to add another furry friend to your family, you won’t regret it. You’ll find yourself completely enamored with your little feline companions!