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My cat (male neutered Siberian), is now just over a year old. Until a couple of months ago, he was very cuddly and spend at least an hour or two every evening on our laps and came to bed with us for a while at night. Now though, he prefers to spend almost all his time outside (in a securely enclosed garden area), and only comes in to say hi for ten minutes when we get home from work and for 15 minutes in bed in the morning before we get up. When we do pat him he still purrs and drools and deems very happy and loving.

So I was wondering if he wanted some cat company. Maybe he'd like another cat to play with? Or would that make him more distant?

What do you think?
 

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Could go either way with a cat friend. He is only a year old - that is like a young teenager in people years. You are just not cool to hang out with anymore and there is a big wide world out there in the garden full of much more interesting stuff than your lap!! Another cat is a commitment. If they are similar ages they may become fast friends or barely tolerate each other. Good luck in your decision whatever that is. What do YOU want to do??
 

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Well, I admit I would quite like another one, but my partner doesn't think it's such a good idea. He thinks I'm a little bit mad. The main thing though is making our furry little friend happy. I know it could go either way though, and I definitely don't want warring kitties! On the other hand, he's a very playful cat who's always looking for something to get up to, so I can't help thinking he'd like a partner in crime. Decisions, decisions...
 

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I also want another cat to accompany my ragdoll kitten xD i think it's nice to get him a cat friend so they can 'talk' about 'cat life' with each other, after all we're still humans lol. I was told it's better to add another cat before your one reach 2 yrs old as he will accept new friend easier. If your partner does not oppose in having one more cat, why not? (Unless he doesn't like more cats beside thinking ur cat doesn't need cat company).

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My partner is coming around to the idea of adding a second cat. Now we're thinking about whether to get an adult cat or a younger kitten. There's a good chance that we will be able to adopt a retiring queen from the breeder we got our current cat from. The cat being retired is about 3 years old and is very well-socialised with other cats. Obviously, she'll be neutered before we take her. I'm thinking that a female is probably better than a male as there'll be less of a dominance issue. The other option is getting another kitten from the same breeder. I'd appreciate any advice, experiences, etc. Thanks!
 
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