The Best Cat breeds for Kids?

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  1. hinckles koma profile image61
    hinckles komaposted 9 years ago

    The Best Cat breeds for Kids?

    Trying to look for the best kitten for my family with 2 kids.  Please help us decide which ones are good with kids.

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    stagnettoposted 9 years ago

    Best cat breed for kids is almost certainly the one that is not a pure breed but is a mix as mixed breeds have far better characters.  Siamese and Persian cats, while being very elegant and all the rest of it tend to have very 'stand offish' characters so for kids stay clear of these.

    The best way to get a kitten for your kids is if someone you know has a cat (with a nice character) who has just had kittens. Ask to see them and take your kids with you so that they can choose which one they like the best.

    These kittens will have been born in a loving environment and accustomed to humans. 

    Having said all this you must be prepared to teach your new kitten 'right' and 'wrong' from the beginning.  Any sign of a claw being shown and you have to reprimand it immediately so that he get's the idea fast!

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    Robscotposted 9 years ago

    We have a ragdoll cat, which we bought when it was a couple of months old, from a reputable breeder, and I have to say they are very docile and very well behaved around children. They are very laid back and allow you (95% of the time) to pick them up and stroke them. As the name suggests they are quite floppy. As we have two children, aged 2 and 5, we wanted to make sure we would have a cat which would not be aggressive around them, as some cats tend to like their own space. Given the amount of tail pulling, sudden movements, and loving death grips the cat has to endure from our two I'd happily recommend this particular breed to anyone with children considering a cat for a family pet. Oh yes, and they do look very nice too!

  4. Futture Now Man profile image54
    Futture Now Manposted 9 years ago

    Does anyone have a Maincoon Cat?

  5. hinckles koma profile image61
    hinckles komaposted 9 years ago

    i looked and loved what i saw,  i need to contact a breeder now, and see how much they go for,  they sound like a perfect match for my 2 children.  true - they look like Siemens cats right?  but the look alone pulls me closer to them.

  6. carolegalassi profile image63
    carolegalassiposted 9 years ago

    Tabbies or calicos are the only breeds we had for our kids.

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