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Top 14 Cat Breeds that Get Along with Other Cats (With Pictures)

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on June 20, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

two different cats standing side by side outdoors in the garden

Top 14 Cat Breeds that Get Along with Other Cats (With Pictures)

Many felines get along with their favorite humans, but not all of them play nice with other household pets, especially other cats. However, sometimes it takes several months or longer for cats to establish bonds with new pets. If you’re already living in a multi-cat household and thinking of adding another kitty, here are the top cat breeds bound to get along with your bunch.

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The Top 14 Cat Breeds That Get Along with Other Cats

1. Exotic Shorthair Cat

Exotic Shorthair Cat
Image Credit: Thanakorn Kosalakorn, Shutterstock

The Exotic Shorthair is the cat version of a Pug; this feline adores lazing around on laps and doesn’t mind other cats. This placid yet playful cat loves almost anyone, from cats to people to even the family dog.


2. Persian Cat

Persian Cat lying on the couch
Image Credit: Valerio Pardi, Shutterstock

So do Persian cats get along with other cats? As a big ball of fluffy friendliness, the Persian is a sociable, loving, and all-around friendly cat. With a relaxed and laid-back demeanor, this huge love bug will tolerate other felines you bring home. Even if they’re an adorable yet annoyingly curious kitten, the patient Persian will tolerate almost every feline.


3. Bengal Cat

bengal cat sitting indoor
Image Credit: lshman000, Pixabay

The Bengal is an exotic-looking feline but isn’t as fearful as other breeds and will try to make friends with housemates immediately. However, they have an innate need to hunt and pounce on prey, so be sure to keep them away from the family hamster!


4. Ragdoll

Adult-ragdoll-cat-lying-relaxed-in-the-garden
Image Credit: absolutimages, Shutterstock

The Ragdoll is probably the laziest cat in the feline kingdom. They were named after their tendency to flop over when you pick them up, much like a ragdoll. The loving and laid-back Ragdoll cat will bond with any other kitty you introduce them to. Some have even been known to play fetch!


5. Abyssinian

abyssinian cat resting in carpet
Image Credit: tsapenkodg, Pixabay

As a truly sociable cat, the Abyssinian doesn’t shy away from people or other pets, including cats. The vocal and colorfully coated Abyssinian will even cuddle up with birds and ferrets!


6. Birman Cat

sacred birman cat in the garden
Image Credit: Jeannette1980, Pixabay

The Birman is great with small children and other cats. They are patient and tolerant of just about anyone. The Birman is a soft-voiced cat with a beautiful, silky coat and dark points, much like a Siamese. Their gentle demeanor allows them to be great companions for people and pets.


7. Russian Blue Cat

Russian Blue Cat
Image Credit: eosdrummer, Pixabay

If you’re seeking an emotive, dog-like cat, the Russian Blue is for you. This big baby has a heart of gold and loves cuddle time just as much as playtime!


8. Maine Coon

calico maine coon cat lying on the grass
Image Credit: Aleksei Verhovski, Shutterstock

So how well do Maine Coon cats get along with other cats? As one of the biggest cat breeds, the Maine Coon can grow 3 feet long and tip the scale at over 20 pounds. They are the oldest American felines and are gentle pets who love to spend a lazy day on the couch with other feline friends.


9. Cornish Rex

Cornish rex cat sitting on the grass
Image Credit: Rita_Kochmarjova, Shutterstock

The Cornish Rex is a playful pet that will dote on you and their kitty companions. They’re playful and kitten-like throughout their entire lives and do best in a house with other curious and friendly cats.


10. Japanese Bobtail

Japanese Bobtail Domestic Cat against Black Background
Image Credit: slowmotiongli, Shutterstock

The fearless and amiable Japanese Bobtail has no problem making fast friends with other felines. Despite having a high energy level, they can lay around and relax with the best of them.


11. Tonkinese Cat

chocolate Tonkinese cat
Image Credit: dezy, Shutterstock

As a mix between a Siamese and a Burmese, Tonkinese cats are convinced that other cats were put on earth to love them. The affectionate, deeply devoted, and mink-patterned Tonkinese is always the life of the party.


12. Scottish Fold Cat

Blue Scottish Fold
Image Credit: r.classen_Shutterstock

The easy-going Scottish Fold is one to let things slide. This makes them the ideal companion for other energetic cats, young kids, and playful puppies.


13. Siberian Cat

brown tabby siberian cat sitting on the grass
Image Credit: Massimo Cattaneo, Shutterstock

Nothing seems ever to ruffle this cat’s feathers. The Siberian is even-tempered and bold and is a big cat with an even larger heart. The friendly feline has a thick, triple-layered coat that needs daily brushing.


14. Siamese Cat

old style siamese cat in the grass
Image Credit: rihaij, Pixabay

Although some act like divas, Siamese cats are friendly and loyal. They love to play, cuddle, and explore with other felines. Being an extremely sociable cat, the Siamese will do better in a multi-cat house where they can play with other felines.

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Conclusion

Some adult cats take a while to get used to a new pet in the house, but the felines we discussed are more tolerant and curious of new roommates. Although they’ll likely become fast friends, your cats should be introduced gradually. You can keep them separate initially and introduce them to each other’s scent before meeting in person. If you’re adding another cat to your household, consider bringing home one of the kitties on this list of cat breeds that get along with other cats!


Featured Image Credit: Nils Jacobi, Shutterstock

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