Age - Kitten, Adult or Senior Cat?
Kittens are curious, adventurous and full of energy. Extremely playful, they require constant supervision until they reachadulthood. Your kitten will need to be fed up to four times a day, until about eight months of age. As a kitten, it is difficult to know how it will be as an adult, and in taking a kitten home you will become parent to it. Your kitten will respond to the environment in which it lives and the people it encounters, so its adult personality will evolve as it gets older.
Because of their naturally playful nature, kittens will become more playful amongst moving feet, so families with toddlers or less than nimble adults, should consider the risk to both cat and owner.
Kittens are relatively easy to house train, with a little patience.
A cat is considered an adult when it reaches 12 months, and will be fully grown by 18 months. By this stage, the cats personality and temperament will have fully developed, and while still playful, tend to be calmer and do not require constant supervision. An adult cat may take a little longer to settle into a new home than a kitten, but with a little patience and lots of love, she will come to call it home.
Cats can live for up to 15 years, and while kittens are playful and fun, unfortunately due to circumstances, senior cats sometimes need to be rehomed, and should not be forgotten. Older cats make wonderful companion pets, and while an age appropriate diet, and some additional medical attention due to age related illness may be needed, they are make for very undemanding pets.