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As you all know christmas is right around the corner and i thought it would be the perfect time to get a cat. I'm 17 years old and want a cat of my own, so i can take to college in 2 years and so on. We have a cat and a dog and a little dwarf hamster that always sits in the corner. The dog is getting old, my other cat is as fat and as crabby as they come. (Female). the best reason my mom can come up with for no cat is "Not enough room" Well the dog is hanging in the yard most of the day, comes inside now and then, but its really old and I hate to say it might die soon.
Anyways I want a cat, are there breeds that grow noticably smaller than other cat breeds? I don't want a "dog" of a cat. And one more question having a female cat already I'm geussing another female would be the only option, the femlae is spayed so could I get a male? I hear males have a tendancy to be friendlier.

Thanks in advance, Dan.
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I dont think you can really tell from kittens who may end up being bigger and who may be smaller. Usually the girls tend to be smaller than boys, however this is not always true. On the plus side, another cat really isnt going to take up much more room.

As for the sex of your cat, it should not really matter as long as everyone is fixed. Some cats however do not like another cat coming into their home. If your cat is old and grumoy, she may never like the new cat. They will probably grow to tolerate each other in time...they may never be good buddies. Then agian they may end up being best freinds. It is really hard to tell.

I would say, if you and your mom agree that you may have a new cat, go with your heart. Pick a kitten that you fall in love with and dont worry if it is a boy or a girl. The size will not matter much either, because a big cat and a small cat both really take equal space in a house if you think about it.

Get another litter box, especially if your older cat does not like the new cat. You can keep the boxes next to each other if you want, as long as they have the option of their own box. Also get a seperate food and water dish for the new cat. Then you should be all set! Good luck! Let us know what happens ok.
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