Things to Consider
Whether you are adopting or buying a new kitten, it's important you find a cat that is the right fit for your home and you. Homes that already have other animals, or children, need to be taken into consideration. If the children, and other pets, are young, a young cat or kitten would be a good fit. If the children or pets are older, than adopting an adult, or older, cat would be best. It can be difficult to know what an animal’s personality is like before they are brought home, and whether or not their personality will suit yours, but you can use the cat’s initial behavior towards you as a guideline. Kittens that come right up to you and want to be held and petted will generally be very social and cuddly cat when they are in their new home. However, kittens that seem uninterested in you may not be as social, but that does not mean that they will not warm up once you take them to a new home. Kittens that are extremely fearful will need a lot of special attention and gentleness so they learn to trust and bond with their new owner.