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  • #863180

    laura
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    Was wondering what people thought on how many cats is to many?

    #863182

    Kittyzee
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    I think it depends on the size of your home,apartment, dwelling AND how you can afford to feed and care for (vets, food, litter, treats, beds, toys, cat trees, etc.) your cat(s). It’s an individual choice that I’m sure no one here is going to say how many cats is too many.

    #863185

    TrufflesMom
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    While I agree with KZ – it is up to an individual how many cats they are comfortable with and able to care for in their space – some areas have laws or regulations limiting the number of cats per household.

    #863251

    Kincaid
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    Many places have laws or regs limiting the number, as said above… However you should also keep in mind that you need one litter box per cat, plus one. Some cats get territorial of their bathroom spaces, and if they don’t have their own many kitties are prone to “accidents” as a way to lodge their complaints.

    It’s also important to know that when there are too many kitties, they won’t feel like they have their own space or the ability to get away on their own. Unfortunately I was part of such a situation before leaving my ex husband. No one wants to see a kitty living in a closet. {7 cats in a two bedroom apartment is TOO. MANY.}

    I would gently suggest that you try to keep a one-room-per-cat baseline at the very least. Let the babies have their own “territories” and plenty of space to be off by themselves if they need to be; not over-crowded and fighting for space.

    #863255

    lagatta4
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    There are also regulations in many places about the number of HUMANS who can occupy premises.

    #863464

    Amy
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    Lagatta4…..great response!! We just added a new baby, so we have 5!!

    I say as long as you have the heart, money and space, and its kept clean, it shouldn’t matter how many!!

    #863471

    lagatta4
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    Is your new baby that dear little tuxie?

    #863478

    Amy
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    Yes, Lagatta4, she is! She’s just a living dream too!!

    #863479

    katzenjammer
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    She’s absolutely adorable – and well-dressed for any occasion! 😉

    #863492

    pussigato
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    She is a fancily dressed girl. In my case, I’m hoomin to 3 cats. When The kits, LilBit Guy and Miss Moppet, came home Miss Gaea put her paw down. She’s our matriarch and one dare not dis-obey her. 😉

    #863501

    katzenjammer
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    As mentioned above, I’d be hard put as to state the “correct” amount of kits. It’s your call, depending on your ability to care for, feed them and pay for vet costs, etc.

    This said, if you rent I suggest checking with your landlord and checking the lease. In my case, I live in a relatively small rental, discussed with the landlord who was most amenable about this and added clause to my lease stating that I am permitted one cat on the premises (which was what I decided would be right for me.) This legality might not impact your decision whatsoever, especially if you own your own home, however in my city, renters can get into problematic/unpleasant situations.

    #863554

    Amy
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    Honestly, in my observations, often hooman babies do more damage to a house than furbabies…..and I’m a mother of 7 hoomans!! Three are still at home. We are to the point that we have 9 furbabies, 5 cats, 4 dogs. The furry ones do alot less damage than the kids!

    Our patriarch, Blue (cat), is 15 1/2 and is a rescued Italian street cat….I hand raised him and his 2 sisters after they nearly drowned in a thunderstorm at a week old. I was also sick of seeing the momma cats prior litters die from malnourishment and infections. He is just happy to lay around, keep every-furry-one in line and teach the younger kits how to be proper cat-citizens. The other 4 kits range from Ellie, barely 6 weeks to Asher, barn rescue age 3 months; then Jack (rescued from a trailer/born in the walls of the trailer) and Cheddar, both 1 year old.

    Mine is a busy household…..but the furry members are far easier and cleaner than the kids I birthed…lolol!!

    #863561

    Kittyzee
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    Amy, you made me laugh! I can relate too, as I have 5 indoor cats, 2 outdoor ones, and a dog outside. The cats are easier to handle than the kids–mine are out of the house now, but I have raised 3 grandchildren and one of them is 3 yrs. an here everyday. The kids have been harder on everything around here, including me! 😆

    #863591

    Amy
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    I agree Kittyzee!! I have my 7 hooman kids, a few still at home, 4 biological grandchildren and 1 step granddaughter! The 3 year old granddaughter would live here if she could!! She adores Grama and Grama’s furkids! But I have to watch her closely. They are all harder on me than the furkids. I threaten some days that Im going to pack up the furkids and just go! But I’d miss the hoomankid faces LOL!! Having a huge heart can really throw a wrench in the works!! Lol!

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