Adopting a cat is a very exciting time. You’ve probably considered several different breeds, whether you want a male or female and you might have even started thinking about what you will call your new friend. But have you considered adopting an adult cat? You might be surprised to learn that there are many more adult cats waiting for homes than there are kittens. Let’s take a look at the top ten reasons to adopt an adult cat:
- What you see is what you get
- Adult cats make better companions for older cats in the home
If you have an older cat at home, a kittens might be too playful and will probably upset your cat rather than provide it companionship.
- They still have many years of life to live
With proper care, cats can live well into their late teens and early twenties. Most of the time they remain active and playful throughout their entire life.
- Adult cats don’t chew on everything
Kittens explore things with their mouths. This type of behavior can be destructive. Adult cats have outgrown this type of behavior.
- Kittens get into much more trouble
Kittens are extremely curious. That curiosity can get them into lots of trouble, frequently resulting in serious injuries and accidents. Kittens eat things they shouldn’t and fall from high places. Adult cats are much more cautious.
- Kittens are messy
Most kittens are too busy exploring to be concerned with self-grooming and they tend to be less than careful in the litterbox. Adult cats spend hours cleaning themselves so you don’t have to.
- Adult cats use up less of your energy
Adult cats sleep more, play less, require less supervision, break fewer things and won’t attack your toes while you sleep. With an adult cat, you sleep better, relax more and have much more energy.
- Adult cats are better equipped to deal with children
Children can be rough with both cats and kittens. Adult cats are typically better at escaping the clutches of a small child than kittens are.
- Adult cats are better in the litter box
Kittens tend to play and sleep in their litter boxes, making a huge mess in the process. Adult cats understand the purpose of a litter box and will usually cooperate with your efforts to keep it tidy.
- You could be their last chance at adoption
Most adult cats end up at rescue centers due to no fault of their own. In fact, most are emotionally devastated by their misfortune. Unfortunately, most people gravitate towards kittens, ignoring the adult cats that must wait year after year for the perfect family. While kittens will always be popular, you are probably the last chance for that heartbroken adult cat.
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