What Kind of Cat Should I Get?

What is the best type of cat to get?

#1 Maine Coon. Topping the list is the mighty Maine Coon cat. ….#2 Ragdoll. This breed of cat loves to be picked up and cuddled, hence the name “Ragdoll”. ….#3 Scottish Fold. ….#4 Siamese. ….#5 American Shorthair. ….#6 Persian. ….#7 Sphynx. ….#8 Bengal.

Which cat is best for beginners?

Maine Coon. One of the largest of all the cat breeds, the Maine Coon is affectionate but not overly dependent. ….Ragdoll. ….Siamese. ….Exotic Shorthair. ….Scottish Fold. ….Sphynx. ….American Shorthair. ….Adult rescue cat.

How do I know which cat is right for me?

Should You Get a Kitten or Adult Cat? ….Evaluate Your Home Environment. ….Think About the Relationship You Want. ….Do You Already Have Pets at Home? ….Talk with Shelter Personnel. ….Do a Walk-Through and Look at the Cats Before Settling on One. ….Spend One-on-One Time. ….Coming Home.

So you’re seriously thinking about getting your first cat, and you are sure you want a cat in your life. You may have some preconceived notions that you want a particular breed of cat, or that you want a kitten instead of an adult kitty. But before that important decision, do some homework. Like life itself, there are many factors involved in choosing a cat, some of which you may never have considered. Here’s the help you need in making that decision. On the other hand, you may find yourself lucky enough to be chosen by the cat of your future.

Reputable breeders will screen their cats and offer guarantees against known physical problems in their breed. Because their health and genetic history are unknown, it is important for shelter cats to be tested against certain diseases and to receive immunizations, preferably before you bring one home.

These cats make wonderful companions and compensate for their restrictions with a wealth of love and devotion for their human savior.

Male vs. Female

Personality-wise, there really isn’t a lot of difference between the sexes, as long as they are neutered. Cats that have not been neutered are called whole. Male cats who are whole will fight for territory if outdoors, and indoors will liberally spray their strong scent on walls and curtains to mark their territory. Whole females will also spray on occasion. Worse yet, they will make themselves and you miserable each time they go into season (heat) with loud yowls and bizarre body gyrations.On the other hand, once spayed, their personalities will improve. Male cats can be loving and loyal. Other people swear by female cats as felicity “purrsonified.” You’ll want to look for personality first, then if you find several nice kitties, narrow it down to sex, if that’s important to you.

Pedigreed Cat vs. Mixed Breed

You may have already been to a pet store (heaven forbid!) or a cat show, where you fell in love with a particular breed. One important factor with “purebred” cats is that, unless the breeders have years of experience with genetics, and carefully chooses their breeding stock with the cats’ full pedigree background, undesirable traits will creep into the breed. Some breeds have inherent problems because of this, e.g. Persians with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) or nasal problems because of their foreshortened noses. Reputable breeders will screen their cats and offer guarantees against known physical problems in their breed.”Moggies,” which is the English term for domestic mixed breed cats, are of unknown parentage. The moggie you adopt from a shelter or rescue organization will most likely be a true orphan. Because their health and genetic history are unknown, it is important for shelter cats to be tested against certain diseases and to receive immunizations, preferably before you bring one home.