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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Littermate cats?

Is this a thing? My old kitty passed and am thinking of getting a couple of kittens.
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I'm so sorry about your kitty.

I've had cats my whole life, including my entire adult life, and most of my adult life I have fostered cats, although I don't right now. In my experience in rescue, as an owner, and even in discussions I've now had with some good breeders, people are encouraged to adopt or buy two siblings together when it comes to cats. I've had several sets myself, and it's always worked well for us. We've had same sex and alternate sex sets of siblings, and both have been perfectly fine. It's MUCH harder to add in other cats later, in my experience, than it is to have kittens young together - it is fairly easy to adopt two unrelated kittens and integrate them into a household, harder to add a kitten into an existing adult cat household, and hardest of all to integrate an adult into an adult cat household. All CAN be done, but kittens together is by far the easiest. None of my sibling pairs have grown to dislike each other, and all have remained pretty bonded as adults, to varying degrees depending on their personalities.

Hope that helps. I know it CAN go wrong, of course, but for the most part I think in the cat world it tends to end up more successful than not.
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How old was your cat? So sorry. Cats seem to have a longer life span than dogs so they really grow to be a part of the family. We had one cat that was part of our family for 17 yrs. My children who by
then were in college were devastated when she died. I have never encountered sibling rivalry in our cat family. They are such social creatures. Even my whole males do not fight.

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I've seen it happen to an extent with Bigfoot and T-Max. They are about five months apart, and used to be inseparable. Now, at eight, they fight about as much as they cuddle.

Maybe it's because there are fewer cats in the family now? When they were younger, we had upwards ten, and now it's just them and twelve year old See-See.

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