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The Cat's Meow => Cat Care Corner => Topic started by: TinyRat on October 08, 2015, 09:41:16 PM

Title: Should I get a cat?
Post by: TinyRat 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?
Title: Re: Should I get a cat?
Post by: Been to the Mountaintop 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.
Title: Re: Should I get a cat?
Post by: RandyMiller on April 27, 2016, 01:26:39 AM
Did you get the cat?