Are you considering adopting a kitten? If so, you may wonder whether to bring home one or two. While adopting a single kitten may seem like the easier option, there are many benefits to adopting a bonded pair of kittens. We’re going to explore the reasons why adopting two feline fur babies is better than one.
Adopting a bonded pair of kittens keeps siblings together
Bonded pairs have a unique relationship that is hard to replicate. These kittens have likely been together since birth and have a deep connection that provides comfort and security. Adopting them together ensures they will always have a companion, even when you’re not home.
As the Bitty Kitty Brigade explains, taking a kitten away from its siblings “can delay the kitten’s development emotionally, socially, and sometimes physically. Kittens who are able to remain with one of their littermates or a similarly-aged companion tend to be healthier and happier, and in the long run, better-socialized pets than those who are isolated from others of their kind at an early age.”
It’s not double the work
Bonded pairs are often just as easy (if not easier) to care for than single kittens. They play together, groom each other, and keep each other entertained. Having an in-house animal pal means they are less likely to get into trouble or become destructive. They can also wrestle together and take all their biting and scratching out on one another (in the name of play, of course) instead of on their human companions. Additionally, when it comes to litter box training and other aspects of cat care, having two kittens can make the process go more smoothly.
Kittens can share
Two kittens can be just as affordable as one. Many animal shelters and rescues offer discounted adoption fees for bonded pairs. Additionally, when it comes to food, toys, and other supplies, you won’t necessarily need to buy twice as much. Kittens can share toys, food dishes, and litter boxes, saving you money in the long run.
You save twice as many lives
Adopting a bonded pair of kittens can be a great way to save lives, especially in shelters than euthanize animals. Many animal shelters are overcrowded, and by adopting two kittens instead of one, you are helping to free up space for other cats in need. You’re also giving two kittens a second chance at a happy life, which is a wonderful feeling.
Double your pleasure, double your fun
Finally, adopting a bonded pair of kittens can be incredibly rewarding. You’ll get to watch them grow and develop together, and you’ll be able to witness the special bond they share. Plus, you’ll have two adorable kittens to cuddle with and play with, which is twice the fun!
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