Which Cat Should I Get?

Which Cat Breed Should You Get?

Not sure which cat breed is best for you? Take this quiz to find out which cat breed you should get.

We think that the relationship between people and pets contributes to a better society. Having a cat might provide you with a cheerful, successful life with your family, but it is your duty as well as yours to select the perfect one.

The majority of cats are ‘moggies,' a combination of pure-bred pedigree cats that may be many generations old. Because moggies' personalities are more influenced by nurture than nature, their origins are unknown. Pure-bred cat breeds are the specialty of our Breed Selector.


Male vs. Female

There isn't much of a difference in personality between the genders as long as they are neutered. When cats have not been neutered, they are known as a whole. Males that are entire will fight for territory if outdoors, and indoors, they will liberally spray their powerful odor on walls and drapes to mark their area. While females may also spray from time to time. They will make themselves and you unhappy each time they go into heat (heat) with loud howls and strange body gyrations.

On the other side, after being spayed, their personalities will improve. Male cats are typically loving and loyal. Female cats are said to be "personified by felicity." You should start with personality, then if you have several attractive kitties, narrow it down to sex if that is important to you.


Pedigree cat

Purebred cats make up a small proportion of the feline population. The term "pedigree" is usually used to describe a cat's parents and heritage. A pedigree will be recorded as a particular breed by one of the major registration authorities for cat breeds, ensuring conformity to breed standards and the cat's lineage.


Why choose a pure breed cat?

To create a distinct physical appearance, the selective crossing is used to develop breeds: for example, long hair, the form of the head and ears, or the tail. This picking also has an impact on temperament and behavior. This is why the personality traits of an individual breed are usually well-defined. It's considerably more difficult to predict a kitten's temperament after it's been adopted or rescued; fans of moggies will tell you that this contributes to their appeal. Most people who love purebred cats are interested not just in the animal's beauty but also in its character.

For example, the Ragdoll is a calm and quiet cat that readily acclimates to new homes, Norwegian Forest cats are sociable in nature making them excellent choices for youngsters, while oriental cats are known to be more demanding of their owners' time and form strong relationships with their human companions. Knowing the characteristics and demands of each pure breed can assist you in selecting the right cat for you.

The Ragdoll, Maine Coon, and Bengal are currently among the most popular. The hairless Sphynx, Rex with silky coats, and tailless Manx are just a few of the new breeds that have emerged in recent years.

You will want to select a breed that you like, but more importantly, the temperament and behavior of the breed are likely to be suitable for you. Visit our breed finder or attend a cat show to learn more about the distinct features and requirements of cat breeds.

1What's your favorite natural element?

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2Are you an experienced cat owner?

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Yes, I've owned cats before
No, this will be my first cat

3How much enrichment and playtime are you prepared to do?

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I'd like a low-maintenance cat
I'd like a cat who will enjoy playing games and be active in the house
I want a cat who needs plenty of enrichment

4How active do you want your breed to be?

All cats are independent, natural hunters, but certain breeds can be more active, sociable, and talkative.
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I'd like a cat that's calm
I'd like a cat that's playful and curious
I'd like a cat that's highly active and inquisitive

5How sociable would you like your cat to be?

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Sociable and dependent
Friendly but independent

6How talkative should your cat be?

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I'd prefer a cat that is quiet
I don't mind a cat that is slightly talkative
I'd like a cat that is very talkative

7How would your ideal cat look?

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I'd like a lean and elegant breed
I'd like an average build cat breed
I'd prefer a larger and stocky breed

8How much grooming are you prepared to do?

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I've got time for grooming my cat every day
I've only got time for grooming my cat once a week
I have no time

9Will your cat live indoors, outdoors, a bit of both?

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My cat will be an indoors-only pet
My cat will have limited access to outdoor space
My cat will be free to roam outdoors at will

10Are you looking for a family-friendly cat that will enjoy living with children?

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Yes, I have children in the home
No, I have a child-free home

11Will your cat ever be left alone?

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They will be left alone regularly
No there will always be someone with my cat
They might be left for a couple of hours occasionally

12What type of household will your cat live in?

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A quiet, peaceful environment
An average, relaxed home
A busy household with lots of activity

13For how long would your cat be alone each day?

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Not at all
1-6 hours
6-12 hours
More than 12 hours

14What type of personality traits would you prefer your cat to have?

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Good with children