Seeking guidance


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    I’m trying to decide if I should get a male, female or one of each kittens from the same litter. I am retired military, approaching 60, I live alone in an apartment and trying to figure out the best choice for adopting a pair of kittens. They will be indoor only cats. Thoughts? I keep getting conflicting information from friends and family on whether males or females are best with elderly women living alone. Any insight is welcome. Thanks!



    Hi Darlene,

    Welcome to TDKland. We’re the furriest blog around. I always say 2 kits are better than 1 because they have built-it mates to play, sleep, sleep, eat, sleep….

    I don’t understand what you mean by which sex is better for elderly women. Once they’re fixed, it’s a moot point. Also, if they’re from the same litter then sex doesn’t matter. It’s when they’re older that you have to consider introducing new kits.

    A caveat – kittens are very rambunctious and can easily get in your way. Even a pair require a lot of attention so I suggest going to the shelter or rescue organization. There are hundreds of cats 4+ years that need homes. Often they come in as pairs and only 1 out of 10 adult cats will be adopted.

    It’s your choice – kittens are adorable; older kits are more settled.

    Thank you for your service from a fellow veteran.




    If you are rescuing or saving kittens from going to a shelter, then congratulations to you on getting 2! Every cat has a different personality..I have males AND females at different ages. I have a diva female cat and 2 that aren’t. And 2 males cats one 3 and one 8 weeks, both are very playful and sweet. (Yes, I know that makes 5… 😛 ) Since you are getting them from the same litter, they will probably have been socialized well (hopefully) meaning handled and played with and are used to humans. The plus to this is that you do not have to introduce them to each other, which is another thing altogether. Ask the people who have them and find out if there are two of them that are a bonded pair, since it would be a shame to split them up–there you go then, decision made! 😀



    And….. 🙂

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