Author Topic: Should I get a cat?  (Read 653 times)

Offline TinyRat

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Should I get a cat?
« on: October 08, 2015, 09:41:16 PM »
Hi!

I'm a college student thinking about getting a cat next year after I graduate, and I've been doing research to see if that's a good idea. I've never had a cat, though I have had fish, hermit crabs, rats, and a dog, and I want to be sure that one would be a good pet for me.

I've read up on basic care, but I wanted to ask y'all if there was anything you wish you had known before getting a cat, or any daily issues/annoyances that a cat owner has to be willing to deal with? The sort of things that might not come up in a care manual?
I love my sweetie-rat Shushara!

Offline Been to the Mountaintop

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Re: Should I get a cat?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2015, 12:10:38 PM »
Well, cats live 15-20 years while rats live 18-36 months. Not a commitment to be made lightly. Also lone cats can do great, so a happy cat is fine. I have been told to get a cat a friend and sometimes they don't do well together. Sometimes they are best buds.
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Offline RandyMiller

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Re: Should I get a cat?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 01:26:39 AM »
Did you get the cat?
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