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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 09:09 PM
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I wouldn't worry about male vs. female. In choosing your next cat, try to find a kitten that gets along with other cats, is around the same age as your male (say 6 months to a year), and has a similar personality. So, if your male is shy and quiet, choose another shy/quiet cat. If your male is very active and spunky, choose another active/spunky cat.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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My cat seems generally friendly towards me. He is active and likes to play a lot... he will play with people, or by himself. He shreds yarn and string, and plays with his cat toys when he is alone.

My only complaint with him is that I wish he'd be more of a lap cat, or sleep on my bed. He is resistant to those things for some reason.


The local shelter has 4 kittens by my house, but they are about 8 weeks old, and from the same litter. I'd hate to just take 1 of them away from the group, especially without knowing its eventual personality.

The shelter also has a small variety of cats under 1 year old, both male and female.
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^ Talk to the workers at the shelter you want to adopt from. They should be able to tell you which cat would fit your wants/needs and the personality/age/activity level of your cat. He seems to have a pretty mellow personality so he'll probably get along with almost any cat.
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