Since kittens are so active and appealing more kittens are being adopted than adult cats, therefore adult cats has a lower adoption rate at adoption shelters Adopting an adult cat is nearly the same as adopting a kitten. Living in a loving environment, a grown cat forms just as tight bond with his new owner as any kitten can when times go by.
There are a few reasons why adopting a mature cat is an advantage. Adopting a mature cat means less maintenance and they are also independent therefore they are perfect for busy people. Kittens, however has a more demanding stage of maintenance than an adult cat, as kittens are young and they are also at their growing stage and are not as independent as an adult cat.
Adult cats are also less mischievous and there is no need for “kitten-proof” the home. Adult cats maybe playful but they are not hyperactive as kittens. Whereas a kitten’s high-energy level can test new owner patience at times. They may damage some of your furniture such as scratching it, digging your plants, and play all night when you want to sleep.
Older cats are less rough than kittens and they are a better choice for small children. As young kittens are poor matches for young kids because kittens can play very roughly and have their sharp claws that can hurt young children. In turn young children can also handle a kitten too roughly and cause an injury to it. However an adult cat can is more patient with young kids and they know when to walk away from interactions that are too much for them.
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Adult cats are often litter-box trained although there maybe initial mistakes made in the beginning until the cat is used to the new surroundings. Most adult cats will understand the purpose of a litter box and they will try their best to keep it tidy. Kittens on the other hand will play, sunbath, and sleep in the litter box. Kittens may also remove a dried waste from the box and they will play with it on the floor and might roll it under furniture.
Most adult cats are spayed (female) or neutered (male) and fully vaccinated. Kittens however have to be spay/neuter and fully vaccinated when they grow up.
This article is send in by Singapore Secondary 2 student Cheryl Quek encourage people to give a home to adult cats as well.
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