Two Kittens are Better than One

by Rebecca Reid • Posted in: Adoptions, Education, Pets Needing Homes

APA! allows single kitten adoptions, but we encourage you to consider adopting in pairs as people and kittens are often happier that way.

Adopting Kittens

Why are two kittens better than one?

  • Healthier, happier cats: Kittens raised in pairs get lots of exercise from playing with each other and develop better social skills.
  • Peace of mind while you are away: Two kittens will be able to keep each other company while you are out of town or at work.
  • Endless hours of entertainment: Kittens love to romp, wrestle, play and then curl up and clean each other off. Who could imagine anything more joyful than watching kittens play?
  • Less wear and tear on you and your house: Out of boredom, a single kitten will often entertain itself by chewing plants, climbing drapes and (or your pant leg!), unrolling toilet paper, exploring electrical cords and sockets, etc. If they have another kitten to tumble around and play with it is less likely they’ll need to entertain themselves in destructive and dangerous ways.
  • Kittens are very active at night: It is tough to get a good night’s sleep when you have a rambunctious kitten jumping on your head or attacking your toes. If given a buddy, they can entertain themselves while you get your Z’s.
  • A single kitten is not a good companion for an older cat: Older cats are less active and often don’t appreciate a young kitten’s attempts to play. Two kittens can entertain themselves while the older one relaxes.

So the next time you are considering a kitten adoption, make it a 2-kitten-adoption! Check out the cats we have available to see if any two kittens catch your eye.