How to choose the most suited cat for us
Being in company of a cat lower the stress and blood pressure, brigs you good mood and increase wellness.
Adopting a cat in your home is the beginning of an adventure, but you should bear in mind some recommendation before doing it. A cat is less demanding than a dog, more independent, but before adopting one you should evaluate the space, your lifestyle, children at home. But what cat you should adopt? Male or female, good breed or not, a puppy or an adult? Before taking a cat, it is fundamental to understand that it is a long-term investment: cats may live up to 20 years, so you should be sure to give it a home forever. Be sure that you can have it at home and the time you can dedicate to it. Obviously, a puppy is less demanding than an adult, as well as a short fur cat needs less care than a long fur one.
How to choose the cat
Choosing a cat is subjective, but generally when doing it we focus on color, sex and personality. A cat that lives in partial freedom is at home only when it eats, and has limited interactions with men compared to one that lives at home and has less freedom, but also require more care, since its diet and the care of its coat are more constant.
Before choosing a cat, you bear in mind the shape and the structure of its body, bigger or thinner and narrower. It is better choosing a male or a female? Generally, a female cat is more predisposed to domestic life than a male, especially if not castrated. Both have to be castrated, generally speaking.
The personality of the cat
The most important factor is indeed its character: if you fall in love with a cat at first sight you should also evaluate its character. You should try to understand if it is a sofa cat, that purr and let you held it, that sleeps all day long, compared to a more active, dynamic and playful cat. It is possible to get a glimpse of its predisposition for activities from its very first days and months, and also realizing how long it lets you held it. If we want an active cat it is fundamental to understand how much space we have for it, how much time we can dedicate playing with it and to its activities. Sociability is also something to pay attention to: a shy cat may be scared of people, noises and avoid being in contact with people. If there are some children it is better avoiding to take a scared cat. An insecure cat relies on the owner and always look for him. Stability measures how calm and relaxed the cat reacts to other cats.
How to choose the cat, the breeds
In a good breed cat there are some specific personality traits.
Here they are some examples:
Oriental cats generally do not require great daily care, but they have specific needs such as many moments of play and physical contact. However, the Persian cat is very demanding for cares and fur grooming, but it is very calm and unobtrusive, it tolerates solitude. If you have children at home it is better choosing meek breeds such as Ragdoll or Maine Coon.
A Carthusian Cat perfectly adapts to apartment life and Siamese become attached to its owner. Burmese cat suffers solitude, so you should take a play companion for it. Siberian cat is the ideal of you are allergic to cats, since it is antiallergic, as well as the Norwegian Forest.
How to choose a little ball of fur
Little cats should be confident and come closer to humans: if the cat does not fear a man, it will become a fun-loving one, especially of it has been in contact with you during the second and the seventh week of its life.
The cat that grew up distant from men appears to be hostile and fearful, it may flee or attack.
The sociable cat come closer and rub itself on the person with its head. It is better choosing a sociable little cat, the one that swiftly come closer to people and let you hold it without problems. It is also possible for it to wriggle out or meow. It is also possible trying to hold many little cats in order to find the most confident. The more active cat will be the one more predisposed for hunting, play and movement.