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I have one female kitten. She is about 4 and 1/2 months old. I am thinking about getting a second kitten. Should I get another female or should I get a male? What other advice do you have about this?
 

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I don't think it matters which gender to adopt. It's up too you really. Usually males cost less to get neutered while female cost a little bit more to get spayed. Male cat tend to be more laid-back, easy-going, and better with children where as with females they are more independent; however this is not always the case. You can adopt a very loving and affectionate female or a high-strung male. It really depends on what you prefer. I think its great that you’re getting a second kitty. I'm sure your other cat will enjoy a buddy :D Good luck!
 

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I don't think it matters either but if I were you I would definitely adopt one soon so that they adjust to each other relatively easily. Also, makesure you gradually introduce them to one another. On the first two days keep them separate. Then give them opportunities to get to know each other without real physical contact .... like keeping one in a crate while the other one smells....etc. Then on the next day, let them play together but make sure it is supervised and know that they will wrestle (just make sure no violent play that draws blood).If you take the extra time to introduce them, you'll see the great results of a good friendship. Remember the reason to take it slow is so that your liitle girl isn't threatened by this new companion. good luck! and congrats!
 

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Finding a kitten to adopt is very hard. I'm told I will probably have to wait a while. :( I keep looking in the paper and at the SPCA. Hopefully the old saying is correct and good things really do come to those who wait.
 

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Do you only want kittens? Adopting an adult cat will make just as good a pet and some might say better. Adopting an adult cat is a lot easier to take care of and plus you'd be helping out with the pet overpopulation crisis :lol: Either way though, you'll be helping a kitty have a home. Good luck with finding a cat!
 

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It's not that we only want kittens. We just think that our 4 and 1/2 month old Hayley (our cat) would be more comfortable with us bring a kitten the same age as her or younger home rather than one that is older. We just want to make the transition a little easier for her. But we really do want her to have a little friend because she spends all day home herself while we are at work.
 
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