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should i get olivia a friend?

Allora MattsonAllora Mattson Devils LakeMember Posts: 13
Sorry for all the questions you guys. I just really don't want my moving decision to have any negative impact on my little girl. Olivia is use to being with other cats. So i am wondering if i should get her a buddy? I'm just concerned as to how she will react to being alone when i am at class or work. Would it be better to get a new cat and introduce them at the same time to the new home or to let olivia get comfortable with the new place then get a new cat? I plan on getting a younger male if it is possible, cause i've heard that its better to get the opposite sex and one that is younger. is that right? THANK YOU!!!.

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  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
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    Let her get adjusted to the new home first. Any type of change can be stressful for a cat and should be done as gradually as possible. As far as getting a new cat, every animal is different. Sm do better with younger, others do better with older sometimes they won't get along no matter what the animal age or sex. It is really trial by fire.
  • Sandy NenningerSandy Nenninger PlainvilleMember Posts: 1,975
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    I agree with Hunter. Wait and see how things go with Olivia after the move first. She will already be having a big adjustment to be indoors so adjusting to a new kitty would just make it harder. Once she settles in, if she seems lonely, then consider a companion for her. My cats are all females and they get along fine. I just prefer female cats and they seem to be fine with just girls to hang out with. But I agree that it is often easier to introduce a younger cat but if you adopt an adult from a rescue that uses foster homes, the cat is often already used to being around other animals and the foster home can tell you about his/her personality to help fit in with Olivia. And never feel bad about asking so many questions. You're just trying to do the best you can by asking other cat lovers. We wouldn't read them if we didn't care.
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