Does my cat need a friend?


I’m a stay at home parent ( for my cat), I work from home. So he has me, but I feel bad because he can’t go outside. He likes to visit my friends cats, but they are older and don’t like to play with him.

I want the best for my cat. I spoil him rotten. He’s 5 month old (indoor). He has everything a cat could need. A 6ft. cat condo, sleeping cushions, pet wheat grass, laundry basket filled with cat toys (he likes the laundry basket so I got him his own). Top of the line medical care and food, but I can’t help but wonder if he may be lonely for another cat to play with.

Should I get another cat for him to live with? If so I need to know everything about introducing a new cat into the home. When is a good time? What age is best? What gender is best? How to introduce them? everything.

What do you think?

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5 Responses to “Does my cat need a friend?”

  1. Lyana banananana! says:

    If you play with him a lot or spend time with him then I think he will be fine but if you are busy sometimes and you think he feels lonely then yes get him a cat. If you get another cat, put it in another room for a few days so they can get used to each others smell. Slowly introduce them to one another and they’ll get along just fine. I would choose the same age or you can choose different. For gender I would choose a female if I had a male already but really it’s your choice.

    Hope this helps! Good luck with your kitty!

  2. Amy says:

    Okay, so first you need to answer the question, is your cat good with other cats? If you say yes then it should be okay to introduce a new cat into your home. Just make sure you can take care of the pet because it’s an animal too and not just a cat toy. It needs love and care too. 🙂

    Since your cat is only 5 months old it’s not even fully grown yet… It’s best to introduce an animal to another animal at a young age so they get used to another pet. It should be okay to introduce another kitten just WATCH THINGS CAREFULLY. Make sure you don’t leave the two cats alone you don’t want them to fight or anything… If you do get a new pet then it should be a kitten.

    When you take the new cat out, cross your legs and put the new cat in the middle kind of like a barrier. Then have your old cat come up and investigate the kitten… If they do get along immediately it should be fine. If not then SLOWLY introduce them. They should be okay since your cat’s a kitten anyways.

    Either gender would be fine but I would suggest a female, just because male cats tend to pee on the floor to mark their territory….

    All in all it should be fine to introduce another cat as long as you understand that you need to give the new cat EQUAL attention as well. Another thing, DON’T feel bad for not letting him go outside. It’s been proven that indoor cats have a longer life span then outdoor cats. So if you do get a new kitty keep them both indoors. 🙂

    I really hope this helps~!

  3. Laurie says:

    yes i would adopt a kitten from your local shelter you said hes a boy get a female and if its a girl get a male make sure you fix one of them unless you want 7-8 cats in your house

  4. Johnny Doese says:

    I don’t have cats, but I’m having a similar situation with my dog. We’re thinking of getting another dog, so he won’t be lonely. I really think that you should get another cat. I hope my answer helps!

  5. Vaquita says:

    hahaha! I’m two, and an indorr. cat! it all depends on your cat’s personality. is he friendly, frisky? does he run around the house Every morning, noon and/or night? if he is all of these, has lots of toys, and is loving you up, then i don’t think he needs another friend. I was describing me there!