|Purred: Tue Feb 20, '07 1:53pm PST |
|My family is big, there are 7 of us. So to us 4 is not too many, but to some it may be.
I agree with what other cats have said, it all depends on if you have the resources that are needed for a big family.
Our mommy works at home so there is a lot of time for us. We go to the vet when we are sick or hurt, and we always have food, toys etc and we are never lonely with so many of us around.
Mommy is not wealthy by any means but we do okay. She knows that 7 is her limit though because any more and she would have a hard time making sure we all got what we needed. Whereas there are other people who have more than 7 and do just fine.
So it really just depends on the family and what you are comfortable with.
As far as fighting, when we first met each other there were hisses and yes there were some fights, that's why the introductions are so important and to make sure each kitty knows you love them. We still fight if the mood strikes us, but not a bad fight, more like a "get outta my face!" kind of stuff (like brothers and sisters do.) More often than not we nap together and play a lot. Of course some of us have paired up with one of our more favorites. Like me and Oliver are close. Oliver and Rico are close. So the three of us really like bathing each other and napping together.
Now the biggest thing that mommy has encountered is the litter pans. With 7 it's very important to find a good kitty litter and scoop often! We love, love, love Tidy Cats multiple cat litter.
So over all yes there will be spatting, and littler box issues, but these again depend on how much time you can give to them. Make sure you do what you are comfortable with. Mommy says she knows it's hard not to take all the kitties in and she would love to have a huge kitty sanctuary one day so there would be no more strays or unwanted pets, but unless she wins the lottery that won't happen MOL.