Thinking of adding a feline member to your family?
If so, then you need to think carefully about what kitten is the best fit for your family.
There are so many breeds of cats you can choose from that it can be quite difficult to find the best one.
The first thing you need to decide on when you are looking for a new kitten is if you would like to get a pedigree or a moggy. A moggy is the feline equivalent of mutts for dogs, in other words, a cat that is a mix of a couple of different breeds.
If you choose to get a moggy, then you are in luck because they can be found almost everywhere; you can ask your local vets if they know of someone you can get a moggy from, or better yet, you can go to your local animal shelters and see if you can find a kitten you can take back home with you. Moggy cats are generally mild-mannered and are great with children unless one of their parents came from a known temperamental breed.
Pedigree cats are those who have a purebred lineage, and these are a bit harder to find than moggy cats, especially if you are looking for a particular breed. You should do your research first before deciding on a breed, basing your decision on how cute a cat breed looks will sometimes lead to a lot of problems.
There are quite a lot of cat breeds that are known to have some issues, like not getting along with young children and with the other pets in the house, and some are quite destructive as well. Now, if you are the type of person who likes to dress up their pets, then you should avoid pedigree cats like Siamese or Burmese cats because they absolutely abhor these kinds of behaviors, and they will let their annoyance be known by biting and scratching you.
Whatever cat breed you choose to get, the best place you can get your new feline family member from is a reputable breeder, especially if you are looking for a specific breed. There are a couple of ways you can find information about the breeders in your area; one is to ask veterinarians for any recommendations they might have, or you can use the internet to find clubs and other organizations that are dedicated to the breed of cat you are looking for.
When you do choose to get a pedigree cat, you need to make sure the one you get comes with official paperwork and have it checked out by your veterinarian to ensure the kitten you get is absolutely healthy and purebred.
Whether you choose a moggy or a pedigree, you need to take some time to do your research so you can find a cat that fits perfectly into your family; if you can manage to do this one simple task, then you can be assured of years of fun and enjoyment with your new feline family member.