Choosing the right cat breeds
There are so many cat breeds. How can you decide which breed is right
for you and your family? Cats are a delightful pet to keep. But
like people, not all cats are the same. Choosing a new pet is not
an easy task, but with a little research, you can easily find the
right match for your family. Your kitten, after all, may very well
end up being part of your family for 15 years or more! It is important
that you know a little bit about your cat or kitten before adopting
her. A good question that you need to consider is if you are looking
to get a male or a female cat. There is a vast difference between
the two species just as there is with humans or any other type of
animal. Males tend to be a larger cat than females and also boast
a more extrovert personality. If you do decide to get a male you
have to make the decision on whether or not the cat is going to
be neutered. Just as a cautionary note, when a male cat is not neutered
they tend to have a much different personality. You might find that
they spray urine all over, will try to roam, and might just pick
fights with other cats if there are any in the house or outside.
When you choose to neuter them, you will be able to avoid a lot
of these tendencies. Females have different traits than males do.
They are a more careful and gentle than males are. If you are looking
for a cat who can amuse himself and will not get into constant mischief,
then the Sphynx, Siamese, Rex, Balinese, and British Angora breeds
may be a bad choice. These cats are very inquisitive and energetic.
However, for someone who is homebound or has a lot of free time,
these cats are a wonderful source of entertainment.