kitten development

by Natasha

when a cat is 5 months old has it developed how to play?

Because we're thinking of getting a kitten or a cat and my parents say that a small kitten is best (because me and the have a stronger relationship if it stays with me longer from when it's young)
is an older cat better or a younger one. I dont mind as long as it is easy to handle (easy to trim nails etc.)

Answer by KAte
There is no real answer to this one way or the other. I have rehomed cats that were 5 years old and they turned out to be the sweetest most loving cat i had known. if you rescue one the shelter will have assessed their nature and behaviour and are able to give you an idea if the cat likes to play, likes to sit on laps etc.

On the other hand if you get a kitten as long as it was well socialised during its first seven weeks of life it should have a nice nature, again if you rescue one they will be able to tell you what it is like to handle etc.

getting a cat from a rescue place is much better than going to a breeder or a pet shop. You have more guarantees on what the cat is really like and how healthy it is.

best wishes Kate

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