2 kittens better than 1

Top Ten Reasons Why Two Kittens Are Better Than One

If you are considering adopting a kitten, think about your best friend and then ask yourself whether you would deprive your kitten of the enrichment a friend brings to life.

FOSMAS suggests adopting two kittens if there is no other cat in the home or the other cat is older. We do not suggest this to get kittens out the door, but to make things happiest for both the adopter and the kitties.

They have grown up in a gang of litter mate pal. Imagine suddenly being moved on their own to a new home, with new smells, people and ways of life. To have a sibling move with them makes it so much easier. They run off energy while you are at work so you don’t have a kitten on your face at night. You can put them in a separate room if they are still keeping you up and they then have each other. While they’re young and do daft things, they can be kept in a small safe room during the day or when you can’t watch them, and they have each other to goof with instead of getting into trouble all over again.

    • Having two kittens is insanely fun. Have you ever seen kittens playing together? Enough said.
    • They act as pillows for one another. Kittens will often play so hard that they simply flop where they are, and more likely than not, they will flop next to (or on top of) each other. There is no sight so endearing as two kittens curled up together for a nap.
    • They help each other burn off energy. Two kittens help each other burn off energy. Even the most devoted human caregiver can quickly become tired of keeping a kitten out of trouble.
    • Two kittens will ‘self-train’. Kittens learn from each other. You don’t have to worry about training your kitten because kittens learn from one another. They follow each other to the litter and learn their environment together.
    • One kitten can drive can older cat nuts. If you take home a small kitten to an older cat, the kitten will drive your cat crazy trying to play. One kitten will seek out the older cat as a playmate, or worse, tease and pester the senior cat which can cause stress to an older cat.
    • An only kitten is almost always a lonely kitten. An only kitten is a bored kitten and will get into things, but if they have someone to interact with, they will be much happier and calmer. Two kittens will never be lonely, especially if they are siblings or a bonded pair.
    • There will be fewer behavior problems with two kittens. What may be perceived as mischief is often a result of boredom.. Much like their humans, kittens sometimes misbehave because “negative attention is better than no attention.”
    • Curiosity overcomes ‘food finickyness. No finicky eaters in a two-kitten home. Some cats are finicky about food, but when there is competition for the food bowl, they quickly overcome being picky about food.
    • They will each have a friend for life. We all need a best friend. Two kittens that grow up together will almost always become friends for life. When you are away, your cats will have each other.
    • You’re saving two lives instead of one.

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