Two Is Better Than One

The saying goes, “two is better than one,” and we believe this is true when it comes to kittens! Adopting two kittens or young cats instead of one can support the behavioral and emotional development of a kitten. Not only will they have a built-in playmate to keep them out of trouble, they’ll also be happier and healthier. There is a misconception that cats prefer solitude, but in reality they are incredibly social and thrive when they have feline friends from an early age. And what’s better than saving two lives and receiving twice as much love?

Seven Ways That Kitten Friendships are Beneficial

According to the Kitten Lady

  1. Learn by Observation – Kittens learn by observation and will more quickly pick up skills like using the litter box or grooming if they have another kitten or cat to teach them. 
  2. Focus Play Aggression Having a friend means they can take out their play aggression on one another (instead of on you). They’ll also teach each other good boundaries about biting and scratching.
  3. Entertain & Enrich – When your kitten has a buddy, they’ll always be entertained, active, and enriched. And a happy cat makes a happy home! 
  4. Keep Out of Trouble – One mischievous kitten can be destructive if left alone, but two kittens tend to keep each other occupied and out of trouble. 
  5. Easier Intro to Adult Cat – If you have an adult cat at home, two new kittens may be easier to introduce into your family than one. While one kitten may nag an older cat, two kittens will keep each other company while the older cat watches from a distance. 
  6. Comfort in Friendship – Having a pal will help your kitten settle into a new home. Just like humans, kittens have an easier time feeling comfortable trying something new if they’ve got a friend to do it with them.
  7. Bonded Pair Adoption – It’s easier to adopt a bonded pair than it is to introduce a new cat later. Adopting a dynamic duo ensures that you’ll have a harmonious home for years to come!

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