Do All Cats Like Other Cats?
Cats Have Various Personalities
Just like people, cats have many different personalities.
Have you ever known someone who was a loner? Maybe didn't like to socialize much with other people? This person sits by himself at lunch. He responds in one word answers to questions. He just prefers to be left alone. There are cats like this too.
Have you ever known someone that was a social butterfly, and could talk to anyone, striking up a conversation and becoming instant best friends? There are cats like this too.
Have you ever known someone who was moody? One day they're all smiles and giggles and the next day they're grumpy as all get out? Maybe they're bi-polar, or have some chemical imbalance issue. Believe it or not, there are cats like this too.
For any personality type you can think of, there's probably a cat with similar traits.
Some people are active and love to run and play and exercise (like the playful cats we know).
Some people are couch potatoes and like to sit around and relax (like some cats we know).
Get the point?
Social Butterfly Cats
There are some cats that are very social, and they generally want to be friends with any cat around. They'll at least try to make friends, and they may keep trying until the other cat gives in and is also friendly with them.
Not all cats get along with or like other cats. There are some cats that prefer to be the only cat in the household, thus getting all of the attention of the human occupants.
There are some cats that are overly territorial, and will chase any cat that comes into "their space." Some of these types of cats will learn to tolerate other cats, keeping their distance and trying to ignore other kitties within the household, while other cats may become very aggressive towards other cats, chasing them and starting fights.
Why don't they like other cats?
There's not any single answer to this question, but usually, a cat of this type has not been raised around other cats, so is not used to having other cats around, nor with sharing the attention of the people in the home.
Do Solitary Cats Like Other Types of Pets?
There's no single answer to this question either. Some cats like dogs, even though they don't like other cats. The cat may also get along with bunnies or other animals if they were raised with a variety of pets. They also may get along with other animals if it's in their nature.
In other words, each cat has their own personality. Just like not all people like all other people, it's the same with cats.
The best way for you to find out if your cat likes other cats or not, is to give it a try. Just be aware that integrating one cat with another isn't always instant. It may take days, weeks or very seldom, months before the cats get used to each other.
If adopting, as the foster or shelter if the kitty you're interested in gets along with other cats.
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