Cats In The City – Only One Per Household?

Cats In The City – Only One Per Household?

How many cats can live happily together? Is it one, two, or twenty? Do cats need space? If so, how much? Dr. Sarah Ellis, an animal behaviorist, thinks one is the perfect number, and that more than one makes life hard on cats. Do you agree? I don’t! Read on to see what she thinks, what I think, and then let us know what you think!

Should City Dwellers Be Limited To One Cat Per Household?

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258 Responses to "Cats In The City – Only One Per Household?"

  1. That’s a bunch of bull, There more homes with dogs, but then most people have 1 dog. There fewer homes with cats, because people have multiple cars, there are more cats than dogs kept as pets. Dogs relate with there masters. Cats rely on their staff to open cans, doors, fetch toys. Cat can relate to other cats quite well.

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  2. We have 7 cats. We can afford to care for them and even spoil them with extras. They love interacting with each other. I would say have two. That way they have each other to keep each other company and play.

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  3. I have five cats and they all seem to be pretty happy. I don’t have to worry about them being lonely while I’m gone and they love each other dearly. They always have each other to snuggle and play with, and if they feel the need to be alone they don’t seem to have a problem finding a place to hide out.

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  4. What complete and utter nonsense! I have a pair of cats (litter mates) who absolutely love one another. Neither has any problem asserting her rights if she feels it’s necessary, and they get along splendidly. They love to play together, and while I have an open plan one bedroom apartment, they have plenty of hiding places. I have kept tchotchkas on top of the furniture to a minimum, because the little one is definitely a tree dweller. They have a big cat tree, and lots of furniture to rest on, should they desire. I can go to work each day secure in the knowledge that they each other to play with so they won’t get lonely while I’m gone.

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  5. What complete and utter nonsense! I have a pair of cats (litter mates) who absolutely love one another. Neither has any problem asserting her rights if she feels it’s necessary, and they get along splendidly. They love to play together, and while I have an open plan one bedroom apartment, they have plenty of hiding places. I have kept tchotchkas on top of the furniture to a minimum, because the little one is definitely a tree dweller. They have a big cat tree, and lots of furniture to rest on, should they desire. I can go to work each day secure in the knowledge that they each other to play with so they won’t get lonely while I’m gone.

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  6. Cynthia Nockold says:
    “What complete and utter nonsense! I have a pair of cats (litter mates) who absolutely love one another. Neither has any problem asserting her rights if she feels it’s necessary, and they get along splendidly. They love to play together, and while I have an open plan one bedroom apartment, they have plenty of hiding places. I have kept tchotchkas on top of the furniture to a minimum, because the little one is definitely a tree dweller. They have a big cat tree, and lots of furniture to rest on, should they desire. I can go to work each day secure in the knowledge that they each other to play with so they won’t get lonely while I’m gone.”
    From: http://www.kittenswhiskers.com/cats-in-the-city-only-one-per-household/comment-page-1/#comment-2739

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  7. My brother and sister in law have at last count 17 house only cats, they are actually adding on to their house all the time for the cats. They all get twice yearly regular vet visits. The vet has started coming to their home because it’s easier to take care of them all at once. They were all homeless/feral cats. (I have one!)

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  8. I disagree and agree equally to some extent. I live in a one bedroom apartment, I was the foster to 3 beautiful cats but for me it was too much. I feel that if you have more space have as many cats as the space allows. Also I feel that you have to be able to afford multiple cats it’s only reasonable. I had 2 cats in a 2 bedroom apartment and that was enough. I could afford them and I had them in my one bedroom as well. They were okay, found their only space and by then they were bonded. I have 1 cat now and that’s enough because she doesn’t like to live in a multiple cat home. So it depends on the cats temperament as well. Many many things have to be considered to have multiple cats. That’s what a responsible pet owner would do as well as getting them spayed and neutered. We don’t want people who can’t afford many cats and hoarding them.

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  9. It is asinine! Many cats are very unhappy without other cats to play with and snuggle with. I have 6 cats of my own and I foster. We often have two cats/kittens that are so attached to each other that we insist on adopting them out together. Often people who want to adopt take two at the same time for them to have a companion. There are so many that needs homes, people should be allowed to have as many cats as they want as long as they can afford to properly care for them.

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  10. I think that cats in pairs are a good thing if you take time to ‘pair’ them properly. I have seen two cats so jealous of each other that they had to be separated when the owners were not at home and still others who lived in peace with one another. Bringing them up together is probably the best idea so that they live in a 2-cat situation from the start.

    A cat in every home? Well that’s a lovely idea, however not everybody is a ‘cat person’. I think people should be free to have the animal of their choice.

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    1. @Kate, Of course you’re right about everyone not being a cat person. I guess my tone didn’t come through very well in print. It was meant more as a fanciful “wouldn’t be nice if the everyone in the world could get along and play nice with each other” kind of statement, rather than as a realistic suggestion.

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  11. Kate says:
    “I think that cats in pairs are a good thing if you take time to ‘pair’ them properly. I have seen two cats so jealous of each other that they had to be separated when the owners were not at home and still others who lived in peace with one another. Bringing them up together is probably the best idea so that they live in a 2-cat situation from the start.

    A cat in every home? Well that’s a lovely idea, however not everybody is a ‘cat person’. I think people should be free to have the animal of their choice.”
    From: http://www.kittenswhiskers.com/cats-in-the-city-only-one-per-household/comment-page-1/#comment-2762

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  12. Kittens Whiskers says:
    “@Kate, Of course you’re right about everyone not being a cat person. I guess my tone didn’t come through very well in print. It was meant more as a fanciful “wouldn’t be nice if the everyone in the world could get along and play nice with each other” kind of statement, rather than as a realistic suggestion. ”
    From: http://www.kittenswhiskers.com/cats-in-the-city-only-one-per-household/comment-page-1/#comment-2778

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  13. I disagree, Cats are a communal animal, I think one only would get very lonely, They love to cuddle and sleep with each other! I will say they all have their own personalities and some are loners, but that is for them to decide, can’t have that option if you are alone!!

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  14. I am on my last female stray. Love her to death, but she is still a psycho kitty cat. Brought her into my house when I had another stray, that was absolutely special. I will not get another kitty cat anymore, until she goes to kitty heaven. And if I am in good health, I will go to the humane society to get a young brother and sister. Just saying.

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  15. One cat in a household is hard on the cat. If the owners of the cat go out of town, or if they leave the house to go to work, etc., the cat is all alone. I think a minimum of TWO cats is the perfect number, because they can play with each other and keep each other occupied! I myself have 7 indoor cats. They love interacting with each other, and I enjoy being a part of their lives! <3

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  16. We had one cat, took in a stray, they got used to each other and it was great, they had a play companion and still went out and they could hunt in the back yard and have fun. They both got sick, and had to be put down, so when we looked for a new cat, the family talked and said we would get 2 kittens because we saw how good it was for them to have company while we were gone all day.

    If I ever get another cat, I would get more than one so they have company. I probably would not have more than 2.

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  17. One per household? What is SHE smoking? If I had only one cat, any one of the ten I have, he/she would be so lonely that he/she would start getting into things he/she shouldn’t be bothering. I had this happen, in fact. My mother took in one of my cats many years ago as a sort of “therapy pet” for my dad, who had Alzheimer’s Disease. Bandit, the cat in question, was lonely even with the attention of two elderly people; and he began chewing cords, drapes, the cords for Venetian blinds…anything he could get his mouth onto, he did. My mother was frustrated beyond belief; so to try and avoid her giving Bandit back, because Bandit really WAS helping my dad, I brought over one of my female cats close in age to Bandit. As soon as Tasha got settled in, no more troublemaking on Bandit’s part. He and she were so happy to be together!

    I currently have TEN cats. Yup, six boys and four girls. At night, two stay with my older daughter (they’re her cats); two stay with my two sons in their bedroom (each son has one cat); one stays in my younger daughter’s room (her cat); and two stay with me (the youngest kitten, just found him a few weeks ago; and one of my adult boys who just recovered from a bad illness). The other three roam the house and usually end up sleeping on the daybed in the loft with my husband. Plenty of toys; plenty of litterboxes, cleaned 1-2 times a day; and several cat trees, one of which is an eight-foot-tall floor to ceiling tree that they ADORE. TONS of hidey holes for them. No behavioral issues whatsoever, and only a bare minimum of cat fights (usually when Smoky, my older son’s cat, gets too rough with one of the younger ones).

    Long story short, I’ll remember this so-called doctor’s name. It’s quite apparent to me that she is an imbecile who has no clue what she’s talking about, and likely knows little about anything else.

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  18. for years we had only 1 cat. Then after we put our old girl down we talked with local vet clinics to get another. Well two wonderful clinics each found us a cat. We decided two would keep each other company and we were so right. From there on out we have had two in the house. Well almost two years ago our outdoor cat was struck by a vehicle on the street and had a leg amputated. Since he could not survive with four legs outside three was not going to help him so he is now indoors as well. We have tension, drama and marking of territory now. We know our three legged Chester has bad health and won’t live long. We are happy he’s with us and then we will have two in the house and life will be more calm. I believe you can have too many for the space you have.

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  19. I totally disagree with this person, and question her qualifications to call herself an animal behaviorist. I advocate at least two cats per household. Even in an efficiency in the city, two cats will do ok. In that case it would be good to harness train them, so they can go outside and get some longer walks. As for the territorial thing…this woman seems to not understand that cats are social animals, too. The cats form a “pride” that owns the territory….it is not like each cat is competing to expand its own territory at the expense of the other cat(s).
    For a while, we were forced to live in an 800 square foot rental, with five cats. It was not a huge amount of fun for any of us, actually. THe cats did not have the room to run that they liked, but, everyone did just fine, and, now we are in the 2300 sq.Foot house we built, they are very happy. If any of them want some solitude, they have a lot of kitty caves and quiet places to curl up, nice wide window sills to sit on and enjoy mr. Sunbeam, and watch the deer and such outside. They have mostly complete access to the rest of the house, so if they all want to come and curl up on the bed with me, they are free to do that. It works well. I have had up to seven cats in the house before, with no serious problems. THey all thrived, and, other than the usual spats that furry 4-year-olds get into, had no problems.
    I am of the opinion that people who cannot deal with multiple cats in a household perhaps should not have a cat in the first place…not that it is a problem with the cat!

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  20. I have to say that as long as there are cats who need home, to get off the streets, to save from euthanization where possible multi cat households are to be applauded. You cannot continue to have a tsunami sized problem that society continues to address in inadequate and cruel ways. Bless those people who are trying to do something.

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  21. xmundt says:
    “I totally disagree with this person, and question her qualifications to call herself an animal behaviorist. I advocate at least two cats per household. Even in an efficiency in the city, two cats will do ok. In that case it would be good to harness train them, so they can go outside and get some longer walks. As for the territorial thing…this woman seems to not understand that cats are social animals, too. The cats form a “pride” that owns the territory….it is not like each cat is competing to expand its own territory at the expense of the other cat(s).
    For a while, we were forced to live in an 800 square foot rental, with five cats. It was not a huge amount of fun for any of us, actually. THe cats did not have the room to run that they liked, but, everyone did just fine, and, now we are in the 2300 sq.Foot house we built, they are very happy. If any of them want some solitude, they have a lot of kitty caves and quiet places to curl up, nice wide window sills to sit on and enjoy mr. Sunbeam, and watch the deer and such outside. They have mostly complete access to the rest of the house, so if they all want to come and curl up on the bed with me, they are free to do that. It works well. I have had up to seven cats in the house before, with no serious problems. THey all thrived, and, other than the usual spats that furry 4-year-olds get into, had no problems.
    I am of the opinion that people who cannot deal with multiple cats in a household perhaps should not have a cat in the first place…not that it is a problem with the cat!”
    From: http://www.kittenswhiskers.com/cats-in-the-city-only-one-per-household/comment-page-2/#comment-2846

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  22. I have always had at least two cats at a time; my experience (over 65 years) has been that two from the same litter seems best but even if they’re not the cats adapt and keep each other company and curb any destructive notions one bored cat might have. Just my personal experience.

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  23. I think it depends on the cat. I have 15. Some are more feline-social than others. I have two males who despise one another and fight constantly, but since they also both spray to mark their territory against the other, I can’t rehome either of them. Just can’t justify handing that problem off to somebody else. I have two sisters who grew up in a single room in an abusive environment where their owner, who was emotionally challenged, used to tease them to make them “entertain” her, so they also hate one another and shriek when they encounter one another. But the rest of my cats pretty much live together like any other family; sometimes they play, sometimes they tease each other; sometimes they sleep all snuggled together. So I think it depends on the individual cat.

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  24. Please, have mercy on your neighbors. You may be nose blind, but they aren’t. It is behaviors like this that get laws limiting total number of permitted pets per household laws enacted. Three or four kitties is damn well enough. After that, you are entering into horderville.

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  25. That doctor is nuts. When my one cat passed away the other was devastated and went into a depression. He didn’t play anymore and just lay around. When we introduced a new kitten into the house it took a day for him to adjust but all of a sudden he was running around and playing with his toys. He was back! To this day those two run around together and gang up to annoy the dog.

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  26. It would depend on the environment. How much space do you have? Are they alone a lot while you work? How many family members want the cat at the same time? I don’t ever think cat hording is okay. Ever. I just think only one is extreme over correction.

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  27. One cat gets lonesome and then they get into things. We have 6 and they sleep together with us or in other groups wherever they get tired. All are affectionate and playful and like others they are all rescues or litter mates from rescues.

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  28. Sorry, but I totally disagree with this article. My boy Twister was miserable till we brought home another cat. Kicking cats off the furniture isn’t allowed at my house. I always want at least 2 cats & if I had more money and a bigger house I’d have lots more kitties around. 🙂

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  29. My two cats are city kitties and they are best friends! We have a very spacious townhome now, but when we got our 2nd cat we were living in a one bedroom apartment downtown. They have always loved eachother!

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  30. This person speaking about ONE Cat is sufficient, apparently does NOT KNOW CATS !
    Cats are VERY “Social Beings.” They have needs, emotions, and feelings just like People. They may not have an acute “Sense of Time” as we do, (evidenced by People leaving their Cats at Home while working during the day, etc….An Hour, or All Day seems to be “the same” to a Cat.
    HOWEVER, They all NEED another “Friend,” whether it is another Cat (OR a few more of them) Or a Dog. A “Playmate,” “Sleeping Buddy, ” etc.

    I HOPE this person will observe MORE and LEARN something REAL about Cats.before writing a further OPINION.
    IF she had ONLY One Cat, I think she would be amazed at the “Happiness Level Increase” in that Cat when she introduced it to ANOTHER Cat in the Household.

    My Cats (3) are ALL HOUSECATS….Their very Large and deep Litterbox is cleaned (scooped) frequently during the day; they have “Open Feeding,” i.e: Food ALWAYS in the Bowl; and in different areas of the House, ALWAYS FRESH WATER !
    They also have a big wicker Basket of small~stuffed “Cat Toys,” which they will go and select an item to play with….either alone, or with one of the other Cats. Sometimes they will bring a stuffed “mouse” in their mouth and “present” it to one of Us….for the Thanks and Praise they get in acknowledgement for their “Gift.”
    {I have NOT been able to teach them to RETURN their Toys to the Basket after they are finished Playing with them….but that’s fine; Most Parents CANNOT TEACH their HUMAN Children to put THEIR Toys away ! }
    That “Cat Expert Writer” of that Article is NO “Expert” in my personal opinion.
    I have had multiple Cats ALL my Life…{I never played with Dolls as a Child, I had CATS.} and I am 70 Years Old.
    People who visit my Home are amazed they do NOT “Smell Evidence of CATS in the House.”

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  31. I live in the city and I have 3 cats and one dog. They have a sun room and a cement screened in area outside where they can play, watch birds, watch the fish jump in the lake and they have a squirrel that makes a daily visit and they are happy, loved and well cared for. They are never lonely because if we are not home they have each other. 🙂

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  32. It depends on the cat and the space. It is essential to provide vertical spaces and hidey spaces. As much as my cat Mou might prefer to live with fewer cats, I am sure she prefers her home with me to the county shelter.

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  33. Anita Tankersley says:
    “This person speaking about ONE Cat is sufficient, apparently does NOT KNOW CATS !
    Cats are VERY “Social Beings.” They have needs, emotions, and feelings just like People. They may not have an acute “Sense of Time” as we do, (evidenced by People leaving their Cats at Home while working during the day, etc….An Hour, or All Day seems to be “the same” to a Cat.
    HOWEVER, They all NEED another “Friend,” whether it is another Cat (OR a few more of them) Or a Dog. A “Playmate,” “Sleeping Buddy, ” etc.

    I HOPE this person will observe MORE and LEARN something REAL about Cats.before writing a further OPINION.
    IF she had ONLY One Cat, I think she would be amazed at the “Happiness Level Increase” in that Cat when she introduced it to ANOTHER Cat in the Household.

    My Cats (3) are ALL HOUSECATS….Their very Large and deep Litterbox is cleaned (scooped) frequently during the day; they have “Open Feeding,” i.e: Food ALWAYS in the Bowl; and in different areas of the House, ALWAYS FRESH WATER !
    They also have a big wicker Basket of small~stuffed “Cat Toys,” which they will go and select an item to play with….either alone, or with one of the other Cats. Sometimes they will bring a stuffed “mouse” in their mouth and “present” it to one of Us….for the Thanks and Praise they get in acknowledgement for their “Gift.”
    {I have NOT been able to teach them to RETURN their Toys to the Basket after they are finished Playing with them….but that’s fine; Most Parents CANNOT TEACH their HUMAN Children to put THEIR Toys away ! }
    That “Cat Expert Writer” of that Article is NO “Expert” in my personal opinion.
    I have had multiple Cats ALL my Life…{I never played with Dolls as a Child, I had CATS.} and I am 70 Years Old.
    People who visit my Home are amazed they do NOT “Smell Evidence of CATS in the House.””
    From: http://www.kittenswhiskers.com/cats-in-the-city-only-one-per-household/comment-page-2/#comment-2964

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  34. I also have seventeen (yes, rescues – with seven over the age of 15) – and I foster kittens for a local shelter (I do keep mine separate). Sure, once in a while there are some “misunderstandings” as all cats’ personalities differ, but over all, they get along and gets lots of attention as I am self employed and home most of the time. I also have acreage. I think many cats kept alone would prefer the company of at least one other cat.

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  35. I think she is full of malarkey! I have 3 furbabes, I did have 5, but Dora passed 2 years ago at the age of 16 and Sparky passed this May at the age of 17. Mikey, his brother is 17.5, Guido is 8 and Jazz is 4. My point here, is all my kitties are living life to the fullest and are healthy, happy and very much loved! And she says, “More than one makes life hard on cats????” This woman is nuts as far as I am concerned! She should choose another profession because clearly she is very wrong!

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  36. We have six and they are all neutered and spayed and get along just fine. In fact they provide many priceless and hilarious moments that keep life interesting. I’ll never own just one cat – they enjoy having company for the most part.

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  37. I had 2 and one disappeared we think he snuck out when we weren’t looking and someone took him in or something his sister is a completely different more “needy” cat since he’s been gone- she follows me everywhere- she was like that before but we think that she’s doing it more because she’s lonely and/or bored without him

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  38. I’m thinking she knows nothing about cats. Cats enjoy at least one companion. Mine always have. Cats are not cold the way people portray them. I feel you get from a pet what you give to that pet:)

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  39. I have 5 cats and 2 7 feet cat trees and 2 4 foot cat condos and my 5 get along terrific never had a problem its all in the way you get them together time love and patience pays off they would be sad without each other

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  40. I have 10 cats right now, 4 of which are (as planned anyways) temporary.

    They’re handling it well enough. In fact, one of our cats has decided to be their momma, despite being fixed, and takes time to clean them and keep them out of trouble. Even protects them from our grumpy cats!

    The only downside is how much food it takes to feed them all. And how much I have to clean the litter boxes.

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  41. I’m sorry, but this person does not know beans about cats. I have 6 cats, they all get along fine and love being together. Hunting is not a problem as they are all indoor cats. They “play” hunt each other, but they do not fight. They even engage in group grooming behavior, meaning they groom each other, which in cats is a sign of affection. When one gets sick and needs to go to the vet, the others worry and get anxious about their return. If a cat really wants to hide, they will find a way. This Dr. Ellis may need to take a refresher course, or at least do some observation on well adjusted multiple cat households.

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  42. Linda Robbins says:
    “I’m sorry, but this person does not know beans about cats. I have 6 cats, they all get along fine and love being together. Hunting is not a problem as they are all indoor cats. They “play” hunt each other, but they do not fight. They even engage in group grooming behavior, meaning they groom each other, which in cats is a sign of affection. When one gets sick and needs to go to the vet, the others worry and get anxious about their return. If a cat really wants to hide, they will find a way. This Dr. Ellis may need to take a refresher course, or at least do some observation on well adjusted multiple cat households.”
    From: http://www.kittenswhiskers.com/cats-in-the-city-only-one-per-household/comment-page-3/#comment-3053

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  43. I had one for almost 20 years when she passed and next I got two brothers. They love and adore each other. They are each other’s best friend. They play well together and are totally indoor animals. I so disagree with one animal per household in the city. I know because I have the experience.

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  44. The majority of domestic animals like to be social with those of their own kind. While having a good relationship with their human, we can’t always be there to keep our animals company. Work, School, Shopping, etc. I have 11 cats and they have formed their own bonds and it’s endearing to find them in a pile, snuggled together.

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  45. Cats have their own personalities and personal needs. They are unique like people. My cats enjoy each other and sometimes they squabble. I have a cat tree and one of my kitties likes boxes so I try to have at least one on hand. Right now he has two. There are plenty of places to hide and I have a little bed in a closet. They take their afternoon naps in different places and usually only snuggle together in the winter or when I am out. They miss me when I am gone and if I am gone a long time both of them are usually sitting just inside the door when I get home. They clearly look like they have been waiting for me or heard me get off the elevator. I wouldn’t want them to be alone. I think the Ph.D. in question should know by now that blanket solutions don’t work. I’m sorry to hear it is posed as a “professional opinion” when in fact it is a “professional’s opinion”. A very different matter. Those of us who have lived and loved cats knows that this research is already open to serious question. We have just given proof to that pudding.

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  46. disagree with her completely. I have 10 cats, seven of them a family, Mom and her 6 kids and they play together and cuddle up and sleep together. I also have 2 brother who do the same thing, play together and cuddle together. I one lone guy plays with the other but sleeps by himself. I really think cat families enjoy being together. especially if that is the life they are used to. My cats have a great life together. I love them all.

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  47. “Two maybe”?? Do we live in China or America?! I have three only because my adult son (and I only had one!) still living at home decided he wanted his own but I’ve had more in the past. I don’t think anyone needs to be crazy and have a bunch of cats, I’ve certainly learned the hard way, but if you can afford to feed them and the vet, more power to you!

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  48. Ok if only one cat per household…how about only one child per household…or one parent per household…guess we could go on and an on this one…This Dr. is WRONG…I have had up to 20 cats in one big house and they were all very happy…

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  49. Crazy. Totally disagree. I think 2 is a much better perfect number for small spaces. Now if your cat is a little older and you want to introduce another, that takes some thinking and trial with your cat. It can adversely affect the cat and make him stressed. But two cats who grow up together can play and sleep together. They provide company and a good sparring partner. This dr is crazy!!

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  50. At one time I had 6 cats varying in age from kittens to a 5 yr. old. The older cat didn’t like the rest of cats & 1 kitten that I raised on a bottle. The other 4 would be in my lap at one time. They all got along. The two I mentioned wouldn’t stay in my lap if another cat jumped in my lap.

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  51. I think Dr. Sarah Ellis really needs to actually “DO” research on the subject before making an asinine assumption! The tuxedo cat’s name is Sparky, she is a spayed female who adopted Fuzzy, as hers and loved him like her own kitten!

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  52. I think that is wrong so what will happen to the ones that don’t have a home killing them is not good for them either I am sure if they had a say they would rather have more cats in the house than to die. That’s plain silly.

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  53. I would have to say she needs to go back to school and see how cat clans work they are happier with others and some are just antisocial most are very social with other cats I have watched this in the house cat and especially with ferals they find a way to get along or leave each other alone they are not like us humans who go out of their way to be troublesome I wonder if the good Dr gets along with anyone else or if sSHE is a loner

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  54. I think cats are like people and we should lump them in a one-size-fits-all category. Some cats do much better in single cat households. Some needs a friend. Some need lots of friends. Some need a friend that might not even be another cat (had a cat who loved his beagle brother). My elderly cat probably prefers to be left alone, but she’s a bit senile now and the younger boy we have helps snap her out of her episodes. Not all kitties are the same. If your cat needs to be a single cat, respect it. If your cat needs a friend, get a friend 🙂

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  55. i strongly disagree with this. one of my greatest joys in life is watching my 3 cats play with each other. as long as a person can take good care of more than one cat then they should be allowed to have more than one.

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  56. I don’t think this so-called animal behaviorist knows what she’s talking about. I’ve read so many stories and seen so many videos and photos of multi-cat households where the cats got along just fine. I agree with Brenda.

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  57. That doctor is an idiot. I prefer having two. They keep each other company when I’m gone during the day. Not all cats or even dogs are solitary creatures. Mine sleep together, play together, groom each other and eat together. I hope first time pet buyers don’t listen to her.

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  58. Nope….my two cats keep each other company and each other fit. They love to chase each other around. I’ve had both just one cat and 2-3 cats at a time. My one cat was lonely and cried for attention. When I got a second cat, it stopped and she was fine. I will never go back to only one cat. More purrs and love!!!

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