So, you want to get a cat, huh? Well, good for you! I have no doubts that you will enjoy the time spent with your new pet, since these amazing creatures can be not only loving and affectionate, but also rather fun and amusing.
Most of the time, simply watching them is enough to make you giggle or even laugh. That is, of course, if they aren’t sleeping.
If you want to get to the bottom of their quirky behavior, you might want to start here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cat-behavior-explained_n_4769794
Here’s a question for you. Which breed are you getting? What’s that, you don’t know? Well, you can’t just get the first one you stumble upon.
There are some important things to keep in mind while making this choice and those are the things that will help you get your perfect pet, which I suppose is the ultimate goal.
I know that this might sound funny too you. After all, we are talking about cats here, so every single one you get will be funny, quirky and loving, right?
Well, that might be true to some extent and in theory, but in reality, the breed you choose plays a huge role here. The choice ultimately depends on your specific preferences, but you do need to keep some things in mind when choosing your breed.
Of course, the size of the animal is the first thing that you should think about when deciding on your breed. Sure, felines aren’t usually that enormous, but there is a big difference between getting a 5 pound and, for example, a 15 pound pet.
Yes, cats can weigh that much and even more, which is exactly why I am putting this much emphasis on the size of your new pet.
There are a couple of factors that should influence your decision on the size. There are a lot of both small and large breeds out there and the first thing you need to do is decide which ones you like more.
Then, you should take your living arrangements into account, because those should also have an impact on this decision. It’s not like you can keep a huge pet in a tiny place. It’s simple common sense.
Every single cat has its own personality and those differ even among the same breed felines. This is just like with humans. Felines grow up into independent individuals that are different from any other cat you might have had or met before.
Still, there are some things that can be predetermined in accordance with the breed you are choosing.
Most of all, I am talking about the levels of their activity. While some kitties like to nap throughout the day and wake up only when it’s feeding time, others will spend their time playing around your home, inspecting and investigating every single corner.
And from time to time doing something they shouldn’t, like breaking your favorite vase or something. I suppose the difference is clear, isn’t it?
So, you need to decide which kind of a pet you want to have in your home. An active one, or a lazy one? Of course, you can always opt for something in between, because there certainly are a lot of felines that can be both active and lazy.
No matter what it is you want, the bottom line is that you will need to do proper research and find a guide or two, such as the one here, on cat breeds that will help you make a perfect choice.
Need For Attention
Finally, you will have to keep the animal’s need for attention in mind. Some breeds require you to constantly spend time with them, cuddling and petting them, while others just want to be in the same space with you without that much contact.
Once again, there are those that sometimes like to cuddle and other times like to be alone and they could be called the “golden middle.”
In any case, how much attention these pets will need is important to determine in advance, especially since you probably do have other things to do during the day and because you will sometimes have to leave the animal alone.