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Is it ok to get 2 kittens from the same litter?

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Mckayz · 05/05/2014 06:59

We are planning on getting a couple of kittens soon. I was wondering if it is ok to get 2 from the same litter. I know it is recommended that you don't get 2 puppies from the same litter but wasn't sure about kittens.

Also are 2 males better or 2 females?


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BertieBotts · 07/05/2014 13:30

Ah, so it's more "Don't get two dogs at the same time" rather than "Don't get two from the same litter" then?

tabulahrasa · 07/05/2014 13:44

It's more don't get two puppies at the same time if you want nice well trained dogs at the end of it...where with kittens, well everyone knows they train you and not the other way round, lol

SuperFlyHigh · 07/05/2014 14:49

absolutely fine. I had brother and sister but they fought a lot. getting 2 new kittens soon and they'll be brothers hopefully.

SuperFlyHigh · 07/05/2014 14:53

That's strange about seeing the body. when my boy cat Snowy died someone just buried him in the back garden and the girl cat Sooty didn't see the body and as far as I recall didn't look for him...

but she got far more attention when he died, and to be honest though they had on/off days she didn't really like him, hissed when he walked past etc...

DIYtrainee · 07/05/2014 15:10

strumpers - same here, two boys from the same littler. They were very close apparently, the two that always stuck together, yet they are chalk and cheese. One itches to get out every morning and is out there hunting with his friend from down the road, and the other one stays in sleeping all day, strolls outside every now and then and then runs back inside with a look of 'how brave I was!!!'. Timid one is 1.5 kg heavier than sibling. They're almost a year old now. Absolutely hilarious!!!

But they often sleep with their paws around each other and one or other will leap on their brother, pin him down and aggressively groom him.

cozietoesie · 07/05/2014 15:16


Seniorboy missed The Lodger like missing a toothache. He used to check to confirm that The Lodger wasn't around before settling down happily. I suspect it's to do with whether they're chums or not.

SuperFlyHigh · 07/05/2014 17:30

cozie - yes the cats have to be chums. Snowy was a very friendly cat to other cats, he used to chase his sister, maybe try to mate with her (?!) despite them both having been done.

Strangely enough she was really friendly with her brother (also Snowy's brother) who lived near door... she just hated her brother who lived with her! sometimes she'd be kind, curl up with him and groom him but this was rare...

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