Have you thought to yourself that you’d like yourself a cat, or a kitten? There’s more to having a cat than just having it explore and wander around the house, sitting in your lap, snuggling and having cat naps. Here’s what you need to consider before getting a cat.
You should consider if you’re financially ready for cat ownership. This means supplies for cat food, the occasional treat, toys, veterinarian visits and grooming, just to name some aspects to cat ownership. Furthermore, you should take into consideration on what impact the cat will have to your home. Do you have furniture that you can’t bear to have damaged? These may need to be cat-proofed, if its a viable solution. Cats have the need to scratch so these have to be addressed too.
Lastly, you need to evaluate, whether you have the capability and time to care for the cat. A fixed routine in feeding, clearing the litter box as well as grooming takes time. These would take up some time from your day and is one factor in deciding if you are ready in having a cat.