One or two kittens?

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Aug 1st, 2010 21:21
West Virginia
JesseWV
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My family and I are moving into a new house soon. We had a cat previously but he was unfortunately hit by a car. We already have a Golden Retriever but we would like to have a cat again. Our dog seems to get along fine with cats as long as they are tiny kittens when she is introduced to them. Recently we saw an ad on Craigslist for a litter of four 8-week old kittens. I really don't like the thought of separating one of them from the rest. My wife and I are throwing around the idea of taking two of them. What are the pros and cons of taking two siblings? Should I try to get two of the same sex or the opposite?
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Aug 5th, 2010 17:00
Maryland
ahtnamas
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Two is great. They keep each other company & have someone to chase.
   
2 males or female/male are the best combos. 2 females sometimes have turf issues with each other (females are far more territorial than males). 2 males will settle things by a wrestling match. Male-female pairings will settle into sex-based hierarchy behavior.
   
Get them spayed as soon as possible.
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Aug 5th, 2010 21:01
West Virginia
JesseWV
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Thank you! I actually just picked a brother and sister up a few hours ago. They are almost twins. The male has white tipped front paws so we can still quickly tell them apart. I talked to several friends and relatives and they all recommended getting two siblings. They also recommended against two females. It's great that they will both have a playmate for life. The question is will they remember that they are brother and sister for very long?
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