Reading Time: 5 minutes Is it better to have one cat or two? Take it from me. You need two! It’s true that cats are resourceful and fiercely independent. We can manage perfectly well by ourselves — we don’t need other cats or dogs or even humans. But we’re social animals, too. That’s why most feral cats live in colonies. Even if we’re not the best of friends, it’s good to know another cat is around. And it nice to live with someone of the same species who speaks the same language you do. We’re talking about adult cats here. If you’re adopting a kitten, you absolutely need two. Keep reading to find out why.