| by Kenneth Chase | 98 comments

Should I Have 2 Cats in a Small Apartment?


[MUSIC PLAYING] It’s hard to say. I mean, has your cat ever had
access to another cat before? Does your cat like cats? As long as you
have– I mean, again, not to sound like
a broken record– but when you have a one
bedroom place and multiple cats you just want to make
sure you catify the house. You want to make sure that you
build your cat’s super highway. You make sure you have shelving
around the house– bookcases, beds, and window sills. As long as you make
the territory bigger than just the floor,
then you’re creating a world where two
cats can easily live. But make sure you’re
preparing for that. Before you bring
home another cat, make sure tat your cat can
get away from that second one. Make sure that your cat has
options in terms of escape and getting around a room. I’m telling you, if you build
that super highway, go for it. You can get another cat. [MUSIC PLAYING]

98 Comments

Urbancat

Jul 7, 2014, 1:02 pm Reply

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Panthera

Jul 7, 2014, 1:06 pm Reply

You just answered the question I wanted to ask!

kieralinn

Jul 7, 2014, 1:08 pm Reply

I had 4 in a one bedroom. Just keep the litter box cleaned and make sure they are fed and you'll be fine. They just hung around me all day anyway and now that I have a 3 bedroom house with a basement, they are still right next to me all the time…lol

Waah 2

Jul 7, 2014, 1:31 pm Reply

i keep my kitten mostly in my bedroom for now, its 25 square meters but when i open the door thats when she really runs around and stuff so yeah, make sure they can get rid of their energy

JÖYの貓

Jul 7, 2014, 2:35 pm Reply

I had 2 but made a mistake of not doing anything. lesson learned! make room for them and let them roam around and not lie on bed all day. 

Samuel Johnston

Jul 7, 2014, 4:51 pm Reply

I am worried about when to let my cat outside. Should i do it once she recovers from spaying, or do i need to wait?

Steph Rosenstein

Jul 7, 2014, 5:02 pm Reply

LMAO! The "meow" at the end of that just made me laugh out loud! 🙂

Per Franck

Jul 7, 2014, 5:06 pm Reply

OMG the ending!

Sally Crawford

Jul 7, 2014, 5:15 pm Reply

my first cat was caught wild and after 6 months under the bed )in our small 2 bedroom apt) with occasional appearances, she finally warmed up and is now the greatest. However, she did NOT like other cats, throwing hissy fits whenever she saw one outside. Then one day a kitten was abandoned in front of the vet office where I used to work. Could not bear to call the pound so I took him home and put him in one bathroom for a few days. She sniffed and snarled. But after three days she calmed down and seemed curious and playful. So I let him out. He ran straight for her and tried to nurse even though he was past weaning age.  She freaked and ran but surprisingly did not hurt him. after a day of supervision, we left them alone, to come home after work and find them cuddling on the sofa. So yes, please if you want another cat just introduce them the proper way and let them adjust several days before being introduced, and ONLY after you see playful behavior and curiosity with paws under the door and no more hissy fits. It CAN work! PS still best of friends 4 years later.

Ellen B

Jul 7, 2014, 5:22 pm Reply

This made me feel a lot better.  Almost two years ago, I moved out of "the former marital home," into a small, two-bedroom apartment.  I took the cats because I felt that, without me, they wouldn't get the attention they deserved and had always had.  Of course, I wasn't going to break them up, either. 

It seems to have worked out well, especially for one cat, who's scared of people who aren't "hers."  When I lived with my adult children, there were always friends coming in and out and it scared her.  Unfortunately, the other cat loves meeting new humans, and so he's missing out. :/

But they have their spaces, including window sills.  They get to sleep on Mommy's bed.  And one loves her crinkly tunnel and is happier than I've ever seen her.

Zuno Zoo

Jul 7, 2014, 5:28 pm Reply

I have three cats in a three bedroom apartment, but it count as one as they only have access to the one (master bedroom though =) ) They are super happy! Got them a catio on the terrace outside too though =)

Lee inQueens

Jul 7, 2014, 5:30 pm Reply

I've had several cats in my adult life — I'm 60 — and they have all been indoor cats, whether they wanted to be or not. First ofall, I'd be too afraid of traffic and cat – hating people to let them out. They could also get sick or hurt out there. Secondly I don't want them bringing anything yucky home to me in terms of dead mice, birds or anything else disgusting to me. No thanks. My cats stay inside.

Run Veggie Run

Jul 7, 2014, 5:34 pm Reply

We rescued a cat last winter from the cold. She has been vetted and such and we still haven't gotten them intergrated. We have a 790 sg ft place. We always have to swap out the cats in the bedrooms. Everytime we think they are okay we raise that fence and cat number 2 goes after 1 🙁

Petco

Jul 7, 2014, 6:13 pm Reply

Thanks for the great tips! 

Lori Pellnitz

Jul 7, 2014, 6:17 pm Reply

If the person doesn't have any cats yet, it would help if they adopted two cats from the same litter. 

Camel Martini

Jul 7, 2014, 6:25 pm Reply

I've had as many as 7 cats in a one-bedroom apartment, and currently have 6. They each have their favorite spots and get along well, and there's cat trees to give them some vertical space.

Jessica Pierce

Jul 7, 2014, 6:35 pm Reply

Great advice as always, thanks Jackson!!

Matthew Ziegler

Jul 7, 2014, 7:43 pm Reply

Love the Ampeg amp in the background!  Rock on!

Kathlyn Edwards

Jul 7, 2014, 8:04 pm Reply

That ending, aww! We had 4 cats in a one bedroom apartment, so it can be done! Two of the cats were siblings so they were really close. We had a lot of cat places for the cats to explore, and kept the huge windows free of our stuff so they could always look out.

flollu

Jul 7, 2014, 8:29 pm Reply

We have three cats in a bit smaller apartment. We have installed (and made self) cat shelves for them, they have access to three scratching posts and I also have scattered bunch of toys and cat beds everywhere. It's a very nice to see if they just want to be alone for a moment where they usually go to. But sometimes as an owner it's very hard for me to find them when there's so many places to choose from. 😉

Cat CATastrophes

Jul 7, 2014, 10:42 pm Reply

If you could put some tuna along that super highway, and maybe a few sand-filled rest areas, your cats would probably appreciate that, too.

blackquiver

Jul 7, 2014, 12:09 am Reply

U have lost sooooo much weight. Your working hard for bud.keep up the awsome job. C yah Friday at 6:00 pm.

carschmn

Jul 7, 2014, 1:31 am Reply

I have a 600 sq ft place and took my cat from home. She missed the other cats at home and got stress colitis in addition to crying a the time and perking up whenever another animal walked by. I got her a friend and she's much happier now and the cats have more furniture than I do in the apt now.

mzmiz0

Jul 7, 2014, 1:38 am Reply

Yes, the homeowner's cats; NO (my cat hates the other cats in the house, I have to keep the door shut 🙁 ) unfortunately.

Animalist

Jul 7, 2014, 7:28 pm Reply

Building a kitty super highway sounds like fun!

WhiteKoneko

Jul 7, 2014, 9:14 pm Reply

As a child I had a 2-3 year old egyptian mau named Misty(wonderful and relaxed kitty but boy could she run) and she was fixed and never was let out of the house. Then we brought in a kitten, a spunky lil' fluffball named Simba. Of course we made sure to introduce the two slowly and before long I noticed Misty adopted Simba right before my eyes. Of course we got Simba fixed too once he was ready to. lol

Martha Cain

Jul 7, 2014, 9:42 pm Reply

Yes, of course, 2 cats equal 0 ear mites and their companionship is true  and if you are at work they entertain  each other and await your return,probably sleeping the sleep of the innocent [ or ripping/tearing rolls of toilet paper, dumping the tall kitchen garbage, chewing through the kibble bag and sharing …or not but 2 is great] ! 

lydeelyds

Jul 7, 2014, 10:06 pm Reply

I have 3 in my place but my home is catified, reason why I got my desk with shelves since the top of it is high and they all hang out on there. 

Missy Brown

Jul 7, 2014, 10:46 pm Reply

Well I have three cats in a small apartment

Toni

Jul 7, 2014, 6:44 am Reply

What does it mean, if my  1.5 years old male redhead stretches  in front of me? He is  stopping and stretch his mack feet.

Lisa Medina

Jul 7, 2014, 9:58 pm Reply

I have five cats, that spent ten months with me at my Dad's house, in a 12' by 12' room. I could only let them out in the rest of the house when I was watching them. Before and after work, I would gather toys and tunnels, etc.. And let them out of the room to run up and down the stairs to play for maybe an hour. I had very little problems. The cats just seemed to know it had to be that way for a while. My dad and i "catified" the room as much as possible. We built a tall cat post, and shelves on the walls, and also put a screen door instead of the bedroom door. I also switched the room around all the time, so they would have something new to keep there interest. The cats just took it all in stride.

Nita Stock

Jul 7, 2014, 2:07 pm Reply

I had two cats and a Boxer in a 1-BR apartment, never had a problem. I also had a big dog kennel which I fixed so the cats could use it as a sitting place in front of the french doors I had. I recently moved to a nice big 2-BR apartment and now have three cats, They have plenty of places to perch, hide, etc.

The Chezcats

Jul 7, 2014, 1:50 pm Reply

We have 19 rescues in a 1000 sq. foot home…17 co mingle peacefully in one half of the house… So essentially 500 sq. ft..  So absulutely… it can be done!… Ours are a mix of males and females that we introduced slowly… No issues!… no fights… and especially… NO marking…lol 

Amanda Egeskov Hald

Jul 7, 2014, 12:06 pm Reply

I live in a tiny apartment and I would get one more cat, but it's not allowed 🙁
There's a one pet policy where I live.

Stephanie Gosse

Aug 8, 2014, 2:23 am Reply

I'm definitely getting a 2nd kitty. I have a small 2 bedroom apt. And I have window sills. I'm working on getting a nice big cat tree 2nd hand.

Gah

Aug 8, 2014, 2:27 pm Reply

Hi, I've got a question. We've got three young cats in one apartment (88 sq. meters), they're siblings and was taken in from outside when they were a few weeks. They've never had any serious issues with each other or us, except in the beginning when they peed a lot inside, but that had stopped.
In the last month or so though, one of them have become a bit aggressive to the others sometimes. For the most part they play with each other, but sometimes one of them goes from play-wrestling to more angry-wrestling and growling. Sometimes he jumps one of the other cats and begins angry-wrestling. There doesn't seem to be any claws or any real biting involved, but it still makes me a bit worried since he hasn't done this before.
Also, two times in the last month a cat (we don't know which) has peed in the hallway, so there's clearly some stress going on.
All the cats (one male, two female) are neutered and from what we know healthy, and about a year old. They play and are active a lot, and have never showed any aggression towards us (quite the opposite, they're all kinda cuddly with us, though two of them are a bit shy of strangers but that usually goes away after a few hours).

I've tried to look online for why he'd be like that, but can't find anything about that kind of angry-wrestling, rather most sites seem to cover scratching and hard biting which we haven't seen.

So I'm wondering, does anyone have an idea of what is going on? When they do this, should we break up the fight?

Laura Seay

Aug 8, 2014, 9:59 pm Reply

I have a large one bedroom with 3 cats. 2 I rescued.I don't understand why my 2 yr old does not like to play with my 1 yr old anymore.When I brought the youngest in they would,play,eat,sleep together.Now the 2 yr old growls at her.Any ideas why? The oldest mostly sleeps and eats but the other 2 are very active.I have a 72" cat tree,tons of toys,beds,tunnels,and furniture to climb on,neko flys,and go cat catcher.

BleakyTwinkle

Sep 9, 2014, 8:35 pm Reply

I had 7 rescued cats in my apartment when I was a kid. just have some shelves, holes in furnitures (can be costly to rework the couch for example, prefer material that don't atract too much fur), let them explore under and above things… each one will establish its favorite place of the house anyway.

MegF

Oct 10, 2014, 3:37 am Reply

Previously only had adopted a single female and when we were gone for long periods she would get very stressed. Our next cats we adopted male / female siblings and they get along and are company for each other when we are not home with them. 

Cats are very social critters, IMO. They need company of humans or some critter friends. Think best bet is to get 2 cats that get along, if possible. 

codypanek

Oct 10, 2014, 2:50 pm Reply

My wife and I have 2 cats in our apartment, about 1000 sq ft. They get along great, but they are brother and sister from the same litter so that may have something to do with it

Yael kun

Oct 10, 2014, 11:13 pm Reply

Dear Jackson Galaxy
I have two cats, they both males. One of them, Mursik, an old lady gave him to us when he was 3 month old and now he is 2 years old. The other cat, Markis, we brought him 2 weeks ago and he is 4 month old, hymalaic cat. 
At first when we brought Markis, Mursik was terrified and was hiding upstairs, but then after few days, every time when he walked neer Markis, he bite him. Every time Musik bites Markis, Markis lays down so they don't fight. Its come so far that every time Mursik around, Markis afried to play.

Do I free feed them? Yes, I do, but only because my mother won't let me feed him by schedule.

Do they neutred? 
Only mursik because markis is still too young. 

Please help me, what can I do to help them?  

#teamcatmojo  

Hot Frog88

Oct 10, 2014, 1:45 pm Reply

Should I Have 2 Cats in a Small Apartment? The answer to this is NOOOOOOOO!!!!

absentmindedprof

Nov 11, 2014, 10:08 pm Reply

#teamcatmojo When I would go to bed my kitty would sit next to me and stare into my face. What did that mean? She was a very loving kitty without a mean bone in her whole body!

54pink

Dec 12, 2014, 4:56 am Reply

I got a kitten a few months ago and he's fine with my other cat and dog but he's terrified of people. Do you have a video or can you make one about it and how to make him less scared

Chris Kamfer

Dec 12, 2014, 2:08 pm Reply

Hi, I have a cat "Nunu" that i adopted from a shelter and thought it a good idea to adopt a second cat. See seems happy but my only motivation to get a second cat is because i work long hours and think she my be become lonely. She use to play with a other stray cat that went missing but does fights with any other cats that she encounters. I am fostering a second cat for a week now but my cat seems very unhappy with me and the kitten. She does not want to come back in to the house if she is out. She growls at me when i want to pet her if the kitten is with me or near me. Should i leave the idea of a second cat. Please help as my cat means the world to me and don't want her to change. 

Bud Savoie

May 5, 2015, 11:10 pm Reply

When the lady who was to become my wife first visited me, I was living in a two-bedroom bachelor cottage, which was also a home for my dog and six cats.  The thing about cats is that they can live as multiples in a space much too confined for a similar number of dogs (even small dogs).  I think that cats, even though not known as especially gregarious animals, like other felines for company.

Catarina Kultti

Aug 8, 2015, 6:28 am Reply

Wow, I've been wondering about this ever since I got my kitten last week (because I'm so worried that she might be feeling lonely without her siblings), and apparently I'm not the only one who's been worrying over this. What a relief! ^^ I live in a pretty small 1 bedroom apartment, and Tamashi is allowed to jump up on the window sill, the bed and the coffee table. Next week, the scratching post I ordered should arrive, along with some new toys for her! She seems to be pretty comfortable with our home right now, but I'll be going to university soon, which means I won't be home as much, and I'm really worried she'll be bored/lonely without me around. I was planning on getting another cat as soon as I get a bigger place, but now I feel like I might be able to get a second one pretty soon. 😀 As long as I properly "catify" my apartment, that is! Awesome! Thank you so much!

nevroth

Aug 8, 2015, 6:35 am Reply

YES!! I rescued a kitten when my cat turned 3 and though we were living in a small studio at the time, it was cozy and it was home 🙂 We're in a roomy 1 bd apt now and my friends are always amazed at how my home never smells "like TWO cats live there." I dunno, I just clean the litter box and have the windows open, lol. (You can tell though, they leave their long fur just about everywhere LMAO). I love seeing them play together and their distinct personalities is a riot.

Elin Hullis

Oct 10, 2015, 6:03 pm Reply

I have tried the cat superhighway but they won't use it – HELP!! What am I doing wrong?

Jonathan Ballinger

Jan 1, 2016, 12:22 am Reply

my family is unsure if I should have a second cat.

Kitty Talks About Stuff

Feb 2, 2016, 4:23 am Reply

I have a small 1 bedroom apartment and I agree with Jackson. Basically, we started out with one cat (no cat tree yet) and she was fine with lounging atop our recliner. Eventually I did get a 1 cat 5 ft cat tree which she loved and even when I got my second cat, it worked out well. I now have a 3 cat cat tree for the two and over time we have added shelving and we keep window sills clear for their enjoyment. We know that our place is a 2 cat max kind of place ( I bed room which can fit a full and not much else, a decent living room, tiny bathroom and tiny kitchen) but we have catered to them in every way possible even having a chair just for them. They're super happy so I would give a definite yes to this question as long as you make space just for them and the cats are happy with each other. Just don't get a third : )

Pandora Vex

Mar 3, 2016, 4:43 pm Reply

I'm planning on getting a cat. The problem is we have a small apartment and we can't drill or place permanent things on the wall. I figured a vertical cat trees might work, but are there temporary shelves you can put that might take up less space? I remember in an informercial one that was two big suction cups and the shelf hung from it, but I think it only worked on glass surfaces.

Angel Ann

Mar 3, 2016, 3:22 am Reply

I'm waiting to get another cat until we have our new place because then I can do whatever I want with the house. I plan on building an outdoor "cat gazebo" so they can have outside time as well, do you have suggestions to protect my fur babies from outside pests?

DA SPOOPY SKILENTON

Apr 4, 2016, 11:13 pm Reply

I have 3 cats in a small apartment.

Mimi Torabi

Apr 4, 2016, 2:50 pm Reply

Hi Jackson,
I have three cats but recently had to take in my mom's cat. He is 7 a 8 months and super super hyper. My mom is old and this cat (Nobu) was destroying her house. She wanted to give him away or put him in a farm. I had to step forward and take him in because he's been a indoor cat all his life. He was lost once and my mom found him after a week. He was terrified when she found. A week ago we neutered him. He is in the room and the others are in living room. I site swap but it is difficult to manage in one bedroom apartment. My husband constantly says Nobu must go coz he won't get along with our other cats. I'm sure if we give him to anybody else they will surrender him to a shelter or release him in wild which means he will die. We live in Ontario, Canada and I really don't know what to do. I'm trying my best but really don't know what to do?

0Demonheart

Jun 6, 2016, 9:52 pm Reply

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to rescue a new cat from a shelter when I already have 2 cats although I do live in a two story home I don't want to crowd my cats. The two cats I have are one adult male about 9 years old and a two year old female both who were born feral cats

R’s Regular Reviews

Jun 6, 2016, 4:49 am Reply

2 cats? I had 12 cats for a while. Sadly, I only have 5 now.

XxHexxesxX XxJibril The FlügelxX

Jun 6, 2016, 9:42 pm Reply

My cat can't jump down for high things ……
When she gets stuck she cries for me. Then she licks my face and purrs when I get her down.

Mari Martini

Jun 6, 2016, 8:17 pm Reply

I'm preparing to adopt a kitten or two. I have two cats at my parents' home, and they always been together, so I don't know if a cat would be okay by itself, if it would preference to or if it would be best to have company. One or two is okay for me. What do you think?

Laura Härmä

Jul 7, 2016, 8:40 pm Reply

Ive had my first own cat for almost two weeks now, shes 7 months old and
the family she was at earlier had kids, a dog, her own mama and a
sister from the same litter. she is very energetic (as a kitten should)
but she seems very lonely sometimes, I figured it was bc of new home,
but Ive learned shes super social. I live in a a tiny single bedroom
apartment with no possibility of outdoor space for a cat. Id love to get
her a friend but Im also poor student with basicly no extra money. I
could afford another cat but the lack of space really is an issue.

Dana Lee

Jul 7, 2016, 10:49 pm Reply

jackson i listened and i have 2 cats, 2 cat condos… a homemade window shelf with thick soft padding all sorts of places for Gidget and Tabetha to hang out. most cats are lonely by them selves…they like another 4 leggie..

Sarah Gimas

Aug 8, 2016, 8:46 pm Reply

My cat loves other cats, but he is such an alpha cat, when we have brought in another cat, they try to be alpha, and both times the other cat started being the nepolian cat. And both times we had no choice but to give them to another loving home.

Mia Wulff

Oct 10, 2016, 8:33 am Reply

what if I only rent a room??? Can I have 1 or 2 cats or none??

celia yeung

Oct 10, 2016, 3:29 am Reply

I have three cats and three geckos in a one bedroom apartment? The geckos are safe in a cat proof tank, and I have lots of cat toys and lots of places were the cats can hide in or escape each other. Especially, since my spoiled oldest (girl (1years old) doesn't like my younger boy (4 months old)… but my middle cat is the best big brother in the world and tries to keep the peace by playing with the little one.

khadijah LUNER

Oct 10, 2016, 8:57 am Reply

my cat had what … 8 kittens but there all gone because my mom don't wanna clean that waste plus we gave them all away but not my cat the mom

Dianne Wright

Nov 11, 2016, 3:04 am Reply

My three cats unfortunately had to live in one small bedroom with us for about a year when we moved to england. apart from a few minor spats they were fine. now we've moved into a bigger house with way more space, loads of high spots to jump onto, and they were doing great. then we had a little stray kitten sneak into the house and we ended up keeping her in the bathroom for a while (she'd wandered in late at night, just a week before halloween, when fireworks were already going off around the street), and when the vet told us she had no microchip they asked if we could keep her, as her chances of adoption would be low given her black and white colouration.(aka the so-called "plain looking" type). We have kept her and hadn't had a single problem, in fact when we started slowly integrating her with our neutered boys, they all ended up loving her because she loved to play and they would have loads of fun together. then suddenly today, my oldest who is three suddenly violently turned on our second youngest, who is two, and we had to pry them apart because he just would not let him go and scared him so much he peed during the altercation, to the point that the second oldest inadvertently got involved and ended up cornered and very frightened,although he wasnt attacked so much as threatened. He completely ignored the kitten, and once he was confined in another room she'd snuck in without us realizing and was fine with her being there(though we edged her out the door quickly just in case). However when the second youngest came near the door he started growling and hissing.
I really don't understand. We have ample space and plenty of play and cuddle time for all of them and never leave any out. There is plenty of stimulation and we've never once had a problem with any of them. Even when we introduced the second youngest's scent to the oldest via a clean washcloth rubbed around his face, he didnt seem to mind at all, completely different to when he sees him. Admittedly as we've only moved recently and unfortunately had to take in a new little one completely unplanned, but im beside myself with grief to see how violent he became with our other cat. I've had many, many cats in my lifetime and even worked in a cat shelter with many problem cats but I've never seen anything like this. even our vet was stumped when she found out it was all directed at just one cat and it wasnt the new addition.
I know theres very little likelyhood of me receiving an answer on this but im beside myself with grief. these cats have saved me from suicide, and have always been quick to my Fiancees side when he has a blackout due to his chronic illness to help him wake up. The thought of having to rename even one of them brings me to tears. I need help, and im desperate.

Aaron Arteaga

Nov 11, 2016, 8:56 pm Reply

I <3 cats

Anna Roberts

Nov 11, 2016, 12:26 am Reply

I adopted a cat 6 weeks ago. He'd been hanging around my house for months so I took him to the vet to be scanned for a microchip. Long story short, he didn't get on with his owners' other cat so they just allowed him to wander off and essentially abandoned him to sleep rough instead of trying to find him a new home where he'd be happy. They didn't even want to talk to me when the vet eventually persuaded them to let me adopt him. 🙁

He REALLY doesn't like other cats. I think he's more defensive than actually aggressive, but he won't tolerate another cat near him. I've seen him chase off many of the local cats and if he sees his nemesis (neighbours' cat) through the patio door he gets very agitated if she doesn't back off once she sees him, and he'll launch himself at the glass to get her to run away.

He's a very sweet cat who absolutely loves people and will very politely ask for petting and love from even complete strangers. He's a bit nervous about my two house rabbits (they live in a big pen and the cat is never in their room unsupervised) and will run away from the dominant one of the pair despite being five times their weight!

I honestly think he's happier in an environment where he isn't threatened by the presence of other cats. I'm pretty good at training and desensitisation (you should see the tricks my rabbits can do!) so I think I could teach him to be friends with a new cat but it doesn't seem worth the stress it would cause him.

He spends the vast majority of his time in only two rooms of the house so I don't see why a cat couldn't be perfectly happy in a 1br apartment given plenty of attention and enrichment.

Lalehan Lale

Dec 12, 2016, 12:49 am Reply

some cats do not really like cats and prefer to dominate the house alone although its partner loves to be with him/her…

katrina lin

Jan 1, 2017, 3:47 pm Reply

Huehuehue if you want two cats then the best option is probably litter mates IMO.

123mopsy123

Jan 1, 2017, 3:34 pm Reply

I'm thinking about getting a young cat/kitten, preferably a Persian, Ragdoll or British short-/longhair. But I'm afraid that it will get lonely on working days. It can't go outside because we live at a dangerous street. the first few months me and my boyfriend won't have the work most days of the week, but after those months we will be working for more days a week. Will these breeds be alright during those working hours, if they're provided enough toys, or do I really need to get a second cat. Of course we will give it plenty of attention when we get home after work. I'm not sure if I want to start with two cats.

Danielle Tirpkoff

Feb 2, 2017, 10:14 pm Reply

I wouldn't get another cat as long as my cat, Minnie Jo is alive! The main reason, she was raised like an only child! She wouldn't like it and might think that I am paying more attention to another cat too much and ignoring her!! Animals have feelings, whether some people can believe it or not!!??

Danielle Tirpkoff

Feb 2, 2017, 10:17 pm Reply

My cat Minnie Jo is very set in her ways and highly spoiled!!??

Jaya Al Khaled

Mar 3, 2017, 2:59 pm Reply

2 cats ? I'm afraid to keep just my one cat in a small 3 bedroom after living in a huge house. I hope he's ok with the transition.

Lucifer Alpha

May 5, 2017, 2:47 am Reply

I have two cats. We live in a one bedroom apartment.

E. N.Akasha

Aug 8, 2017, 7:26 am Reply

WHAT ABT 7 CATS!!!????

Alice Bones

Sep 9, 2017, 7:34 pm Reply

#Catify

Nasima Noor

Sep 9, 2017, 3:10 am Reply

Our apartment is small and I have 3 playful kittens. I have no idea how I ended up with them .

Real Victoria

Oct 10, 2017, 6:08 pm Reply

my cat has never been outside she broke the screen window thing twice but she just cries once she's out there. but she hates all cats that even if they look at her from a mile away.

Jason Schultz

Oct 10, 2017, 5:47 pm Reply

You're the best, Mr. Galaxy! Thank you!

SPGEN95

Jan 1, 2018, 11:33 pm Reply

I have a cat and i adopted him when I was still living in my old place on a lower income than I have now. When I was still living at my old apartment I always wanted to adopt another cat so my cat could have a companion, however I could not afford it. Now that I changed jobs and am now moved into my new two bedroom apartment. My roommate also had a cat, after some integrating they are really good friends and they wear each other out. A second cat is definitely a must, they do really good in pairs, but it also depends on the personality of the two cats.

Susan Patterson

Apr 4, 2018, 5:04 pm Reply

I had two sister cats in a studio apartment for right around 7 years. They were seniors, and they didn't really care too much if they were up or down at any given time. They both enjoyed spending time with me on the bed which was fine. We had a great time together through their last year's on this Earth. So I think your advice as fantastic Jackson! Just watch the cats and make sure that they are happy, active and healthy.

Macarius freestyle

May 5, 2018, 3:11 am Reply

I stay in a 24-27 ft camper with a small/medium sized table and 2 cat trees as tall as I am inside. My 2 cats do fine, although I do not allow them to go outside roaming for fear of risking their lives, I got them the big Animal House Heavy Duty outdoor enclosure that's almost 8 feet tall. I'm attaching it to the camper window so they can go in and out as they please.

Prince Girl

Jun 6, 2018, 12:27 pm Reply

I have 2 cats in a one bedroom apartment in New York. Catifying your place definitely makes all the difference. They have tunnels (a large one in the bedroom and a small one in the living room) multiple scratching posts and countless toys. I plan on getting a hammock for cats in my living on the window as well.

Unknown User

Jul 7, 2018, 10:42 am Reply

The sad part is if you separated a cat the cats get very depressed

Susan Patterson

Oct 10, 2018, 8:38 pm Reply

I had 2 cats in a studio apartment. They were sisters, too. They got along great and we had a wonderful little family!
Sadly, they have both passed away and I miss them terribly! But they did just fine!

Yakov Butterfield

Dec 12, 2018, 5:51 pm Reply

We have 4 Israeli Combat Cats in a small Israeli apartment without any problems most of the time. Bookcases, Cat beds, Cat boxes and Cat toys help. also Band-aids for when they want to "Play".

Nicole Zamudio

Jan 1, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

my cat hasn't had much contact with other cats but he's been around all kinds of dogs and is fine with it and even likes to play with them. could I assume he would be ok with another cat??

cvc

Jan 1, 2019, 8:59 am Reply

i made it work, because i had a 1 room loft. it was awesome, because the second floor had a view for one cat to hang out.

In my new apartment, i got another 2nd cat (after one passed), it was difficult, one became a bully and the othera wallflower (but i've worked with her, i can get her to be a mojito cat with a lil encouragement some days).. it is hard, work to get this to work. I haven't catified anything because i'm broke, but one cat is smaller then the other. My solution: make hiding spots for the smaller cat, who is bullied, that the big one can't get to. I created a lil area under the bed for her, like a lil maze, and another spot under the tv. they now get along, but it can be done, but you need patience, there will be lots of fights!

taraluna01

Feb 2, 2019, 2:45 pm Reply

I have two cats in a small one bedroom apartment. I moved out of my parent's house and brought my cat with me. I was worried that he'd get lonely with me going to school full time so I got a kitten to keep him company, he was in a house with two girl cats before I moved. I was so lucky that they get along marvalously, my older cat (4) acts like a parent/annoyed older sibling to the younger one (she's now 2). It's rare when I don't walk into the house and see them cuddling together on the couch.

Outcast Valkyr

Mar 3, 2019, 3:57 am Reply

I have 2 adopted cats and a dog in a 3 bedroom apartment and they are very happy and chubby babies. Humans are a minority here and they love it

DarkWestern

Apr 4, 2019, 4:08 am Reply

Why does this random dude have Hard Rock Nick's cringey facial hair?

Linda Solero

Jun 6, 2019, 3:26 pm Reply

We did not like leaving our new 8 week old kitten alone when working, he was scared and cried, So we went back 2 weeks later and purchased his brother. Now they can keep each other company.

Linda Solero

Jun 6, 2019, 3:29 pm Reply

He had only been left alone for a few hours twice, but it felt terrible hearing him cry on the nanny cam.

eddie alan

Jul 7, 2019, 7:20 pm Reply

Who gives a fuck what this idiot thinks

Changarookitty

Jul 7, 2019, 12:58 am Reply

I think everyone, whether human, or animal, or even a bird or a gold fish, NEED a companion of their OWN species in addition to the human contact. Would YOU want to be alone your whole life with no one you could talk to, or cuddle with or all the things every living thing needs. Humans give themselves TOO much credit for being the god in their pets world and life! Wrong! it doesn't take that much more time, effort, nd money to take care of two as it does for one.

Wolfuo animations

Aug 8, 2019, 6:31 pm Reply

I live in a 4 bedroom apartment ?
With just me and my mom!
Why am I watching this

Kate Graber

Aug 8, 2019, 4:27 pm Reply

I adopted my cat about a month ago. She is two years old and had weened off kittens before she picked me at the humane society. I have done a lot of clarifying of my apartment and play a lot with her and she does get tired. But she is still quite clingy even when I am home. I have treat puzzles and it helps me be able to leave but not every time. When I am home she follows me and has started grooming excessively but not to the point of removing fur or anything. As well as increased her biting on things. I have covered cords and have been redirecting her with toys but she does it whenever I am not paying her attention. This is all the time and not just when play time isn't as long or something. Her biting It isn't aggressive biting but more I need you 24/7. I am worried I am not enough for her. Is there a way to know if she's lonely and needs a friend or if there's just something I need to do differently to let her be happy.

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