Many people arrive at shelters wanting to adopt a cute, playful kitten, and though kittens can make
great companions, they often require more time and patience than older cats.
It is important that you consider you lifestyle before adopting a kitten. If you’re going to be a one-pet family, reconsider adopting a kitten. Kittens need constant stimulation, and a single, bored kitten will often entertain herself by scratching furniture, digging in or eating plants or climbing curtains.
This behavior is not only destructive but can be dangerous as well .
Rather than inflicting twice the damage, two kittens usually take their energy out on each other, thus saving your belongings. You also should reconsider adopting a kitten if you have young children. Young animals and children are usually a dangerous combination.