Kitten Pairs

Cats are best known for their confident and independent nature. For the most part, they’re self-reliant and low maintenance, sleeping nearly 70% of their lifespan. Despite their seemingly too-cool-for-school disposition, cats are incredibly social animals who typically need the companionship of another pet to thrive, especially kittens. So when the time comes to add a tiny feline to your household, consider adopting two! There is little additional cost and effort in bringing home two kittens, and it will actually benefit both you and them in more ways than one (no pun intended). 

Here are three reasons why you should consider adopting a dynamic duo:

Kittens who go home with a sibling are less likely to become depressed, stressed, bored, and they’re more likely to stay active throughout their lifetime!

Reason 1: You’ll Have Happier, Healthier Kittens

Kittens who go home with a sibling are less likely to become depressed, stressed, bored, and they’re more likely to stay active throughout their lifetime! In turn, they tend to live longer, healthier lives. This is especially true if both kittens are brought up as indoor-only cats. Kittens thrive when they are together. With a built-in playmate, your kitten will burn off extra energy by chasing, pouncing, playing, and “hunting” together with their feline friend. And all this sibling playtime means they’ll have less energy to engage in destructive behaviors (like scratching furniture, climbing your legs, or getting into mischief!).

Reason 2: They’ll Develop Boredom-Busting Social Skills

We humans have busy lives. Oftentimes, our cats are snoozing when we are awake and vice versa. Our work and social lives, along with family obligations, can make it challenging to engage a kitten. With a sibling as a lifelong playmate, however, your kitten will always have a built-in companion with whom to nap, eat, groom, wrestle, and explore nooks and crannies. And since their mother is no longer around to teach them valuable social skills, having a companion to figure out the world together makes it easier…and exciting!

Reason 3: Get Double the Love, Not the Cost

Unlike adopting two dogs, bringing home two kittens hardly impacts the monthly budget or daily effort. Your kittens will learn to share their cat toys, litter boxes, and even their beds! Since they’ll be on the same feeding and litter cleaning schedule, there is little additional work required with a second kitten (scooping a second spoonful of wet food into the dish and scooping out another little box). Best of all, you get double the love and twice as much affection from your bonded pair of kittens.

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