The more mature cat
Cute Kittens or Mature Cats ?
It is true to say that most of us just adore cute little fur balls. There is nothing quite like seeing a couple of kittens playing, they are so funny and entertaining. But lets not forget the downside:
- Kittens can be hard work as they are into everything!
- Kittens need supervision and shouldn't be left alone for long periods of time
- Kittens need to be socialised
- Kittens, at a young age, require 4 meals per day.
- They are also time consuming and with a busy life style, this can be difficult.
- When you adopt a young kitten, he or she will need neutering at 4 months
- Kittens should be kept indoors until they are 6 months old.
Older cats, even as young as 5 years, get over looked, especially during kitten season. Many older cats have had many happy years living with a family, then suddenly they find themselves living in a rescue centre, for reasons the cat will never understand. It is so sad to see older cats in rescue centres when you know that they could be there for a long period of time, many of them become very depressed.
Adult cats are far less demanding and require less supervision. If you are out at work all day, an older cat is usually quite content being on their own, all they really want is a warm bed, food and some love and affection. Adult cats are much calmer so it is easier to introduce them to another elderly cat without causing too much stress.
Please consider giving one of our older cats a loving home, they are all very special. Our cats are very well cared for but it is heartbreaking to see the older cats living in a pen with little chance of getting a home any time soon. Older cats are really grateful to be given another chance of living in a loving home.