Should you get a kitten as a playmate for your adult cat? Ummm… I really wouldn’t recommend it!
Should I get a kitten as a playmate for my adult cat Thomasina? He’s eight years old and is becoming so lazy. Do you think he’d like having a kitten to play with?
Hi Mike’s Mom…
Yikes!! No, please don’t get a kitten as a playmate for your adult cat. Most of us hate kittens!
Take it from me. Kittens can be very annoying and even frightening to adult cats.
Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Get A Kitten For Your Adult Cat
- We’re beyond the age where we want to wrestle and play chase, especially with someone we don’t know.
- We don’t like being pounced on every time we move. We’re not toys, and we’re definitely not large mice!
- All that youthful energy really wears us out. There’s nothing more exhausting and stressful than watching a teeny, tiny animal racing around the house all day long.
- It’s a myth that adult cats like to “mother” kittens. For most of us, that maternal (or paternal) instinct is long gone.
Getting A Buddy For Your Adult Cat
Our human wrote this article about introducing cats. If you adopt, I hope you read it. It’s pretty good, considering she’s not a cat!
If You Get A Kitten, Please Get Two!
Speaking of exercise, I’ve been dictating this for much too long. I need to go for a quick walk outside, just to see what’s going on. Oh… our human said she’ll go with me. We love walking together! That would be something else fun for you and Mike to do.