What breed to choose? Tonk or Ocicat? Abyssinian or Bengal?

Can someone give me some advice? When I move out my cats (2 rescues) are going to stay with my mother, because I can't imagine a life without cats I was planning on adopting two new cats. I would like to have an intelligent, active cat who gets into trouble and makes life that little bit more interesting, but I also would like it to come to me for a cuddle. So I was thinking of a Tonkinese or an Ocicat, a friend told me that an Abyssinian or a Bengal would not be a good match for me because they won't cuddle with you. Can someone confirm this? And for my second cat I would like to have a rescue because I would feel guitly going to a breeder when there are shelters full of cats waiting to go to a warm home. I think the best way to make them get along is to ask the shelter for an active kitten around the same age as the kitten from the breeder. But I'm a little bit worried that they won't get along once they're older and one cat is much more active than the other one. Is it possible to see whether a kitten is going to be active or not when it grows up? And can someone give some advice on the breed I should pic? And if they get along really really well and I would try to add another cat to the group after a few years, would it be accepted?

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Cnardo87

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Reply To: Willeke

Bengals are full of engery but they are not the cuddly cat, oriental breads like the Tonkinese are good playful and social, another idea is the  Egyptian Mau, petfinder.com you can sometimes find pure bread cats and kittens and they are all rescues. also i would get a male and female if you are not planing on getting them together, less chance of fighting, they way to see if cat A will except cat B is looked how it was socialized as a kitten. hope this helps 

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compoundia

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Reply To: Willeke

I would advise you to research well before coming to any final conclusion.  Research each breed very well, including the health issues of each. For instance, Bengals are extremely prone to serious heart issues. I had a Bengal and 2 part Bengals that I actually took in as rescues and they were/are extremely loving. However, Bengals and Abyssinians can be more independent than some more domesticated cats.

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