If you live in a small apartment, and you want a pet, a cat is probably the best option for you.
Of course, you could also get a toy dog, but they need more attention and care. Cats are more independent, and they are cleaner too. So, if you don’t have a lot of free time, a cat is a better idea.
If you have the money, consider investing in a purebred cat. Sure, they are expensive, but you will know in advance what the cat will be like and how it will behave in the future.
If you decide to get a purebred cat, then don’t buy one at the pet shop. Try to see if there are any cat registries in you area that can inform you where you can find a breeder.
When you visit the breeder, ask him to show you his pet quality purebred kittens. Pet quality kittens aren’t uglier and don’t have any defects compared with show quality kittens, they just don’t comply exactly with very strict specifications written up by cat registries. And most real breeders will refuse to sell show quality purebred kittens anyway.
If you decide to get a kitten (purebred or not), you should also get a cat collar. A cat collar is the most basic accessory that you’ll need for your pet.
There are several types, made with different designs, materials and colors. You should take several factors in consideration in order to choose a cat collar that is appropriate for your pet.
For example, if you plan to let your cat come and go as it pleases, then it’s a good idea to get a cat collar that will contrast strongly in color with your cat’s fur, so you can spot it from a distance.
Another good option is to buy a break away cat collar. Cats that leave during the day may get their collars stuck in places that are hard to reach or out of sight, which then makes it difficult of impossible to rescue them. A break away cat collar will allow your cat to free itself if enough force is applied, and escape from these situations.
Oh the other hand, if you plan to have your cat inside your house or apartment at all times, a buckle cat collar is more suited, and it won’t have to be replaced constantly, like a break away collar.
Also, if this is your case, you can get a cat collar that is more fashionable and matches or enhances the natural color of your cat’s fur.
Finally, no matter what kind of collar you get, it’s important that it lets you attach important information to it, including how to contact you in case your cat ever gets lost.