When you go to an animal shelter, it’s hard not to be wooed by the adorable face of a kitten. However, a young pet may not actually be the best fit for you and your lifestyle. In fact, adult cats tend to make great pets. Here’s why:
You know their personalities
Shelters can offer you insight into the personalities of adult cats. Kittens are still developing into the animals they will become later in life, so it’s difficult to predict how they will act. For example, you’ll know if an adult cat is outgoing or likes to hide.
They aren’t as rambunctious
Kittens have a lot of energy to expend, and they do so by running, climbing and playing. Unfortunately, those activities can be destructive – many owners get fed up with kittens because of it. Adult cats have mellowed out, making them a calmer choice of pet. Their more relaxed personalities are great for families with kids, older adults or anyone who wants an even-tempered companion.
They may not need as much attention
People who lead busy lives and are out of the house frequently are better off adopting an adult cat. They don’t need to be trained and their mild manners make them less anxious when you’re away.
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