Choosing a cat breed is fun and exciting, but you need to make an informed decision about bringing a new 'family member' into your home.
We realize that having a pet is important to you that's why we have put this checklist together to ensure that you understand the implications and commitment required.
There is more to consider than just the type of cat and a cat name.
Consider the type of cat breed, your home environment, your financial status, your personal situation and how having a new kitten will impact your life.
There are over 70 different cat breeds to choose from and you need to decide which cat will best suit your environment and lifestyle. That way both you, and more importantly, your new kitten will be content.
Our all cat breeds list is an easy reference guide about cats from around the world. When choosing a cat breed make an informed decision.
There are so many different cat breeds, each with its own unique personality traits 'designed' to suit your lifestyle.
What are you looking for:
Choosing a cat breed with the appropriate temperament to match your personality will ensure that you have a life-long and loving relationship with your kitty.
As a potential cat owner, you also need to understand normal and unacceptable cat behaviour, the Cat Guide team provides some insights.
Before choosing a cat breed, you need to ensure that your accommodation will suit the new addition to your family.
Our feline friends are sensitive creatures and if they are bored or unhappy, they will resort to improper behaviour.
If you are considering getting a cat, you need a stable environment. Postpone choosing a cat breed or adopting a kitten if you are in any of these situations:
Cats, like humans, need attention, company and stability.
They generally do not adjust well to a move or a change of environment.
The above situations can cause stress to your cat.
It's important to provide a calm and stable environment in order to avoid cat behavioral problems.
Having a pet can be costly so you do need to consider the monetary aspect.
Much time is spent on caring for your cat, consider this when choosing a cat breed.
Before choosing a cat breed you need to do thorough research.
Irrespective of where you find your kitty, ensure that your kitten is examined by a veterinarian and given a clean-bill-of-health.
If possible ask to see the parent cats and establish as much as you can about the history of the cat.
If you are considering adopting a kitten or puppy give it serious thought and take a look at Alley Cats And Mutts Adoption - a guide to pet adoption.
This cat information is not intended to discourage you from finding your perfect companion.
Cats make wonderful pets, but it's important to understand that they are reliant on you.
As potential pet owners we become emotional and irrational when we see an adorable little kitten begging us to take it home.
Do think twice before taking the plunge.
There are a plethora of unwanted pets our there - animal shelters are testimony to this.
A Christmas or birthday gift which brought huge delight on the day is soon rejected and dumped when the 'cuteness' wears off.
Ask yourself - Am I ready for the commitment? If you feel that you're up to it - and there are millions of cat lovers and owners out there just like you - then join the world of Cat-Breeds-Junction. We will assist you in choosing a cat breed.
How long do cats live? - the average life span of domestic cats
Types of Cats - extensive breed profiles with stunning cat photos to match
Owning a pet is special, you may also want to consider one of our canine friends. This resource is dedicated to small dog breeds under 12 lbs (6kgs) or less.
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