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Kitten Cuteness vs. Adult Cat Coolness: Who Wins?

So, you want a cat! Who doesn’t love kittens and their sweet little faces, but what about the pluses of adopting an older cat? Sure, kittens are cute and cuddly, but adult cats have some benefits that make them just as lovable. Let’s look at why the cool cats may be a better fit for you.

Adult Cats Have Established Personality Traits
When you adopt an adult cat, you know what kind of personality to expect before they arrive in your home. Is your new feline friend shy or outgoing? Does she like to cuddle or prefers her space? All these questions will be answered when you adopt an older cat since they will already have developed personality traits that won’t change much over time. With kittens, however, it’s impossible to tell which personality traits will stick around once they reach adulthood—it’s a total mystery until they get there!

Older Cats Have More Mellow Personalities
Kittens are energetic, playful, and require lots of care and attention. On the other hand, adult cats tend to be more relaxed and can take care of themselves better than kittens. You’ll still get plenty of snuggles and cuddles from your mature feline friend without needing to worry about them getting into too much trouble or making a mess around the house! Plus, if you’re not a huge fan of loud meowing or sudden bursts of energy, then an older cat may be right up your alley.

Adult Cats Don’t Need as Much Training
Have you ever heard that old saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?” Well, thankfully this doesn’t apply to cats! Adult cats already have their personalities fully developed by the time they come into your home (as opposed to kittens who need a lot of training). This means that all that hard work has already been done for you—all you need to do is provide love and affection (and maybe some treats!) for your kitty in order for them to settle into their new home with ease.

Adult Cats Bond Quicker With Their Owners
If you want a pet who will form a close bond with you quickly, then adopting an adult cat is definitely the way to go. While kittens may take longer to develop trust with humans because they haven’t had previous experience living with people, adult cats will feel comfortable around you much faster thanks to their pre-existing social skills. Ready for some quick cuddles? An older kitty might just give them right away!

Adopting an older cat may very well be the purr-fect decision for someone looking for a furry companion. Adult cats have mellow personalities and don’t require as much training as kittens do; plus they bond with their owners quicker so they can start feeling safe in their new homes right away. So if it’s time for some feline love in your life, don’t forget to consider adopting one of these mature felines! They’ll make sure that each day involves lots of cuddles and purring!

Published On: January 20, 2023|Categories: Cat Behavior, Cats, News and Stories|

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