Contrary to behaviour myths about being loners, most cats do well with other cats; here are reasons why and tips for adopting two cats or more! Although in the wild cats hunt alone, that does not mean they want
to live alone. In fact some of you may know about bonded kitties! Because of this misconception, many cats are destined to live alone, without the benefits that come from socialising with their own species.
1. Two cats can chase away each other’s boredom Often cats are left alone for hours every day with very little mental or physical stimulation while their favourite people work long hours. Singletons can become bored and morph into couch potatoes, become depressed or develop troublesome behaviours. Living with a buddy or buddies keeps them all entertained — playing, cuddling and sometimes just sharing a room together.
3. Adopting another cat saves more lives Adopting cats who are buddies or introducing a potential friend to a resident kitty saves lives. Every time a cat is adopted from a shelter, a new cat takes the adopted one’s place, eager for a new home. Adopting cats makes room for more.