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8 Cat Breeds For Your Growing Menagerie

ringo-the-briman-catAdopting a pet into your family is a decision that should be carefully thought out. It is important to make sure you choose the pet that is right for you and your family. Take into consideration your children’s ages, the length of time the cat will spend each day alone, the amount of time required to care for the cat and what that may entail.

Here is a list of cats that are well suited to families with older children. Check them out and see if any of them fit in with your families life style.

American Bobtail

American Bobtail Cats are typically medium to large in size with a moderate body type. Recommended for children over the age of 6, adults 18 to 65 and seniors. They are highly active cats but can spend from 4-8 hours a day alone. American Bobtails are averagely vocal. They require weekly grooming for short hair, twice weekly grooming if long haired. Bobtails are very affectionate and require a normal amount of attention from their loved ones. Being moderately easy to handle, makes them better suited for homes with older children and seniors.

American Shorthair

American Shorthair Cats are typically medium to large in size with a semi-cobby body type. Recommended for young and old makes them compatible for all people. They maintain a low activity level and can easily spend 8 hours a day or more alone. American shorthairs are usually quiet cats. They require little grooming, once every few weeks is sufficient. Shorthairs are somewhat affectionate and require an average amount of attention from their families. Being moderately easy to handle, makes them suitable for all ages, young and old.

Bangal

Bangal Cats are medium to large in size with a moderate body type. Recommended for children over the age of 11 and adults 18-65. Bangals have a high activity level but can spend 4-8 hours a day alone. Bangals are generally quiet cats. They require grooming every couple of weeks. They are an affectionate cat that needs allot of attention from their family. These cats can be a handful which is why they are better suited with older children, adults and seniors.

Burmese

Burmese Cats are medium in size with a moderate body type. Recommended for children over the age of 6, adults 18-65 and seniors. Burmese have a high activity level but can speed between4-8 hours alone on any given day. They are very vocal and can be very sociable. These cats require little grooming. Burmese are an extremely affectionate breed and require lots of attention from their family. A handful at times makes them perfect with older children, adults and seniors.

Himalayan

Himalayan Cats are medium to large in size with a moderate body type. These are quiet, affectionate, low activity cats that are good for all ages. Himalayans typically need allot of affection from their families but can spend between 4-8 hours per day on their own. They are easy to handle but do require daily grooming.

white-cat-with-big-ears-thumbSiamese

Siamese Cats are medium in size with a svelte body type. Their short coats require little grooming. These cats have a high activity level and are very vocal. Siamese need allot of attention and can only spend 4 hours a day alone. They are very affectionate animals and are good with families that have children over the age of 6. Siamese Cats also do well with adults and seniors.

Sphynx

Sphynx Cats are medium in size with a moderate body type. They have a short coat but do require grooming twice a week. Highly active and vocal these cats are affectionate and need lots of attention from their family. Sphynx Cats are easy to handle and good with everyone. They are able to stay by themselves from 4-8 hours a day.

Pixiebob

Pixiebob Cats are medium to large in size with a semi-cobby body type. They can have a short or medium coat and require grooming every couple of weeks. Although they have a high activity level they are pretty much quiet cats. They are very affectionate and need only a normal amount of attention from their family each day. They are moderately easy to handle and can be left alone for up to 8 hours a day. These cats are good with children over the age of 6, adults 18-65 and seniors.

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