Adopting a cat is a responsible act that must be well thought out. Having a cat totally changes daily life and also generates many costs that will have to be made for several years (food, sterilization, identification, vaccinations…). Before adopting a cat, the ideal is to ask yourself the right questions!
Pedigree cat or a moggie cat?
The pedigree cat is suitable for those who wish to do reproduction or exhibition. If this is your case, you must choose the breed you like the most. Each breed has its own physical characteristics, temperament and gait. The breeders will be able to answer all your questions. However, be aware that the pedigree cat often has a more fragile health than the alley cat.
The moggie cat is the companion par excellence. The choice is quite large since he has a multitude of coats and colors. You can establish a sustainable emotional relationship with him. Go to meet feline associations and you will certainly find your loved one!
Kitten or an adult cat?
It’s all about your lifestyle! The kitten needs a lot of attention and human presence. You will have to be patient and help him in his learnings. The adult cat is calmer. However, it will take time for it to adapt to its new environment.
Male or a female?
Sexual differences (male or female) are erased after sterilization (highly recommended for the cat’s health). The cat becomes more affectionate. However, each cat has its own character whethershe is a male or a female. During your visit to adopt a cat, observe the cat’s behavior when you hug her, when you pet her or when you try to play with her. Her attitude will reveal her character!
Short-haired cat or a long-haired cat?
The short-haired cat is easier to care for than the long-haired cat. A simple weekly brushing is enough to clean his fur and remove dirt. The long-haired cat should be brushed at least once a day to remove mats. It will be necessary to devote enough time to his daily grooming.
Indoor cat or an outdoor cat?
The geographical situation is essential (city or countryside) as well as your living place (apartment or house). Dangers from outside are very real and an accident can happen quickly. However, indoor cats are not necessarily unhappy if their territory is properly equipped with a play corner, an observation corner, a feeding corner, a hygiene corner…
An article from Céline Taphaléchat.