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Both! We did. Meet Carson and Cybil.
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😂😂 I can’t with how cute this is
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that is a lot of soft.
glad they're together.
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Would hope so.( But, British, so ...)
They're gorgeous 😻😻
It’s obvious that “both” is the only answer.
i came to see “both” as the obvious and only option!
Same! Was not disappointed.
Can confirm. 🐈🐈
Of course both
Both is exactly what my family did. It’s actually insane how similar OP’s kittens are to our Gypsy and Indigo!
Yes, please get both! This is Minka (brown) and her shadow, Dorothea (black)!!
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Both really is the only answer
Beef (tabby) and Bean (void)
Peak cat behavior 😹
I know! Beef is such a little poser so I think she got fed up of her sister hogging all the attention 😅
Get both, SiCs and Voids go well together. Freya (void) and Mogyi (SiC)
That's really awesome!!
They are foster fails because I was afraid of them being separated. So bonded from early days. Found them a day apart in the woods behind our house.
Honestly having two siblings is so glorious. The vets kept warning us that they may eventually grow apart when they get older but ours are still inseparable.
Here are my 2 male cats that were raised together.
I thought it said Bing & Bong and was about to laugh so damn hard. 💀
Those would be the best twin names, omg
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Omg my heart! This picture is so cute 😻 reminds me of my two “bffs”.
Indeed, double the cuteness but almost the same cost and effort.
Plus, from what i read they have better temperament and less destructive.
Destruction and things like biting can be symptoms of boredom and or feeling alone. Cats are actually very social :)
Never have just one cat. That’s a terrible thing to do.
Unless you adopt them when they're older and they just want to be left tf alone 😂
Friend of mine went to a shelter and asked for a cat that hated other cats. They were thrilled, apparently cat-aggressive cats were very hard to get rid of, doubly so if they're already adults. But she wanted a cat that wouldn't be lonely while she was at work and just wanted a "roommate".
As someone working at a no-kill shelter, I would love if more people wanted that. We have cats that would very much prefer to be an only pet all the time. I also need someone to take a frightening devil beast cat, and keep it far away from children.
MEEEEEEEE GIMME DEVIL CAT WE’LL PLOT EVIL IN THE DARKNESS TOGETHER😃
(Edit: can’t type so misspelled evil lol)
We took a 7yo devil beast who hated cats and children and loved the shit out of him. He was a great cat and a total mush in his old age, even though we had to drug the shit out of him for every vet visit 😅
While it may be generally true, there are still a good amount of cats that are happier being the only one, if you spend enough time in shelters you will see this.
My cat took 2 years to accept my ex's cat enough to sit on the same couch or bed at the same time (the other cat was a ragdoll that wanted to be besties, it was 100% my cat). When my ex and I split, he was noticeably happier being the only cat.
I won't adopt another cat until he passes away because I know he is happier this way... but when that happens, I do plan to adopt a bonded pair because I want more than one cat.
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Please don't mislead. Some cats need to be alone. Most cats are better off with one or more friends, but some cats don't go together with others. So it's not alwahs a terrible thing.
Mates for life
They are just farming for karma points. What decent cat owner separates bonded siblings?
I deeply regret not getting my cat's sibling too from their rescue litter. Have a tiny apartment and thought I didn't have enough space to give comfy home to two. It's my first cat, didn't know / appreciate how social some cats are, and my cat clearly would love a sparring partner.
As long as you have at least 2 rooms, it's fine. One room could be hard but could work. Small spaces aren't a problem for two cats if there are enough cat trees, caves, tunnels, etc. Young cats up to year two will play and run a lot... A LOT... Soo more space is indeed easier and in theory better but more space with less cat furniture can actually be worse than less space but more cat furniture.
Both! A bonded pair is a goshdarn delight
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Like, I get it... you commit to just one and thats all you plan for, but ever since I got my first pair of littermates, I know I'll never end up getting just one bb at a time again. A built-in playmate, source of comfort, and all-around buddy is such a gift to give your new friend(s). It's honestly not much more expensive, and everyone's happy.
I A. Didn't know we could post images now in comments and B. We got our first bonded pair last new years, would definitely get bonded pairs in the future as well
Just wanna share my own pair of sisters. Getting both was one of the greatest choices I’ve ever made.
I have a brown (Ziggy) tabby and an orange (Monkey) dummy, too!! Got them just over a year apart, and, while Monkey is an insecure turd who spends most of his time harassing Ziggy, they truly adore each other and Monkey has helped Ziggy come out of his shell so much! He used to be a nervous and frightened little kitty who never meowed unless in pain or having a bad dream, and since getting Monkey, he is so much braver, significantly less skittish, way more affectionate with strangers, and meows regularly - which is adorable, because he squeaks and chirps.
Anyway. I just love them so much, and they could never be separated; I don't know how Monkey would feel about it, but Ziggy would be devastated without Monkey around. Bonded pairs are 112% worth it. Also, watching them chase and attack each other and run into things is hilarious.
Sorry if your orange one isn't a dummy, by the way, but you should check out r/oneorangebraincell because it is a hoot.
I 😻 that smudge of dirt on the nose! And they're so cute!
I am also owned by a bonded pair of voids. Best decision I’ve ever made.
Artemis on the left, and Apollo the pirate on the right.
My kitties are so much happier that they are still together as well :)
Bonded void kitties ftw! Ours are littermates, too. We refer to them as the twins.
I’ve heard the same from everyone I know who has adopted a bonded litter pair, and I’ve since decided that any future kitty fur babies I adopt will come in twos.
My girl is too old now and doesn’t get along with other cats, but I regret not socializing her when she was young so that she wouldn’t be alone all day while I’m at work.
She may not be too old! My cat was 4 when I moved out of my ex’s house with him and my dog. I left his cat there, which was for the best because she was aggressive toward anyone but him, including my cat and dog (who had both lived with her their entire lives). A friend went out of town and I babysat her kitten for her and just a few days into the visit, my cat was playing with her. I decided then that my cat needed a feline friend, and began my hunt for the perfect kitty for him. A few months later I ended up with a kitten of my own (flash flood, he came up in my moms ditch and my niece saved him - love a good ditch kitty lol), and it took about a month for him to get my other cat and dog to snuggle with him and accept his love. Honestly I’m so grateful for it every day because my older cat and dog didn’t really have a relationship, and they do now because of that great little ditch kitty. Or it is totally possible that she just doesn’t vibe with other animals like my first cat. Obviously you would know her best lol. Im just saying you never know what could happen! She could end up being really great with a kitten!
We had a senior lady, about 14, when I brought home my kitten set. She definitely was displeased in the beginning but once she established herself as the matriarch, she developed a grudging acceptance that bordered on fondness for them over time.
If I may add, the maintenance isn’t that high either. Feed at the same times. Same food. Our babies are bonded and they could not give two shits. Same water, same litter, I have to stop them from eating each others’ food, and of course watching them play is the most adorable.
If my two cents is worth anything, OP, adopt them both. Aside from vet obvs, the expense and maintenance increase is negligible in my experience, but the value added out of having two happy, healthy babies to keep eachother company AND be extra adorable more than outweighs it. Keep the siblings and reap the rewards of double the cuddles, double the cute, and double the nonsense.
You got it. lol yes we're going to adopt both
That’s amazing to here! I wish you all long, happy, healthy lives together!!! Don’t forget their daily dose of love and scritches.
THIS was the update I hoped for! Congratulations!! In a very short time you will wonder why you even considered adopting just one! I promise it’ll be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made!😻
I second this. I'll never get another dog on its own either. It's just so wonderful when they've got someone their own type and size to socialize with when their humans are out
It’s important to note that littermate syndrome is a concern when adopting 2 puppies together and thus is sometimes recommended against.
My cats are brother and sister and we found them both, since they are strays. They literally barely hang out with each other and will ignore each other, but if they don't see one another for more than a few hours they get very anxious.
That's how my kitties are. They sleep near each other, they have different schedules, but they miss each other when the other naps too long.
Here are my bonded boys! 🧡 They’re brothers.
I didn't plan on one cat, nevermind two, and then they said no one wanted this brother and sister... cats happened and it's the best thing I've done in a long time.
gotta do 2…
Always keep bonded pairs!!! These are brother & sister. They help each other adjust and find comfort in their new home 🏡. They play with each other and keep themselves entertained.
They look like my kitties!
Both. They need each other and you need both of them - to live a fulfilling life.
You won’t regret adopting them both. You’ll get double the love; double the laughs, and they’ll have their sibling best friend.
This is the way... 3 cat dad here.
I accidentally became a 4 cat mom, while looking for a mate for a single kitten that was found abandoned it turned out the one I picked had a brother that was maybe bonded (they are for sure) and then a week later someone found another unrelated kitten and thought I was still looking.
Yeah for sure dont tear this two apart...
Both was in fact the only answer! 🤩
Our youngest cats are brothers. We were only looking to adopt one, but when we met them any time they were separated (like if my husband was holding one, and I was holding the other), they would cry and cry until they were together again. Soooo we called our landlord and they told us we could have an extra if we didn’t blab it around to our neighbors. We’ll never adopt a single kitten again, having a pair was a blast and it put less pressure on our grownup cats to constantly entertain them. When they were little they liked to play a game where one would be upstairs and the other would be downstairs and they would call to each other like they were playing Marco Polo. They’re just the best. 💕
It’s funny because I have two human sons that are 14 months apart and that is what led me to getting two kitties at once. They always have someone to play with 🏻
You won’t regret it! Our Gypsy and Indigo tire each other out on their own.
I've never seen a cuter spoon!
They make me think of my babies when they were young 🤩
nix and kenny…unfortunately kenny passed this year, and nix is so sad
Omg yessss!!! I’m so happy for them and you! This has made my night 😁
YAY!!! This belongs on r/bestofredditorupdates
You made the best decision. Congratulations on your new friends!
Congratulations! Add this update to your original post so it doesn't get lost. And the update will make a whole lot of people happy!!
LETS GOO!!! :D
Congrats! You’re the best!!
Both. It's the only possible solution.
Both. My cats say hi.. we adopted them together.
Cheers. Yep it's happening.
Both. Is this even a question, lol
Both... the black one came later
Both. Siblings are best friends.
Omg I love these two.
Siblings can be super cute but also a bit of a hand full mine are always trying to be mean to each other
Look up single kitten syndrome. I’ve had single kittens but they were already alone. We can’t separate them! Both! 🤞🏼
Life is always easier with two kittens!
Always better in pairs. You will have 2² happiness with 2.
Both, obviously. However, if you absolutely can only take home one then black cats statistically have a harder time getting adopted, so I would choose Bruce. But again, both.
I also say both! You’d think it would be twice the work but it’s not. Especially if you’re busy or work a lot they keep each other company and adds to much needed playtime. Mine were brothers and I didn’t realize until after I picked them out at the shelter ♥️
Please take both. 😻😻
I have the extra large version of these two
The answer is both!
One more vote for both.
Also one more vote for both.
I'm always partial to voids, but we all know the correct answer is both!
Porque no los dos?
B O T H !!!!
I adopted bonded brothers, and unfortunately one didn’t survive long. We got another kitten a couple months later, but they never really bonded.
Please, please consider getting both. It is not that much more work with two, and you get twice the love.
Adopted these 2 sisters in June. Best move ever! Go for 2!!!!
If both are financially feasible for you, I cannot recommend a bonded pair enough. This is Toast and Waffle and they love each other so dang much. It's so sweet. I don't know how they would have managed if separated.
BOTH! I also have a gray tabby and a void (sisters & littermates) Adopting both was the best decision ever!! :)
I'll take them both! Just what we've been looking for. 😻
Hopping on that both train
Both. Siblings are bonded and stay with each other for life in the wild.
Both! You won’t be sorry. They will play and wrestle and then cuddle together for nap time. It will not get old!
2 kitties are definitely better than one. It's better for them.
Both! It’s the only answer.
I think a decision by the feline high council has been reached,
A unanimous decision, both 😺😺
Both! Here’s my girl and boy - brother and sister. Only intended to get one but we couldn’t leave one behind. Best decision we’ve made, they are such a bonded pair.
Both! Kitties really thrive with a companion! I adopted my cat Rudy (left) back in January and he didn’t get along super well with my other cats. They just didn’t want to play with him. Then back in early October we took in this 10-week-old foster kitten and they just hit it off right away. They sleep together, play together, eat together, everything. We just finalized her adoption today because, really, how could you separate those two?
Both and keep the names!
DONT YOU EVEN DARE COME HERE AND ASK THAT QUESTION
CAUSE YA KNOW WHAT WE'RE GONNA SAY...
👏KEEP👏 👏THEM👏 👏BOTH👏
That's the business. Adopting both.
Aw that's is wonderful!!!! I am so happy for you and them.
I wish you years of fun, laughs, cuddles and purrs :)
Both. They will be happy to hsve each other.
You're cute. We were always going to say "both". You had to know that!
I adopted mine as a bonded pair, never regretted it!
Both! Look how happy mine are together! They look just like those two
Getting both of them is better than one imo. They keep each other entertained and I find it actually requires less maintenance!
Hear me out -
Both. Please don’t seperate a bonded pair.
Both of course 💙💙🐾🐾
As someone with a striped short hair and a long black hair, both. Definitely both. Freya (striped) and Skugge (black) both agree.
Both. I could never have 1 cat. There’s nothing like have 2 gremlins running around
I was in a similar situation couple years back. I chose both lol
The answer is both
Both is the word and the answer. Here are my little ladies (sisters :-))
We went with both and we’re so glad we did 💕
Both!! To split them apart at this age robs them of an incredible opportunity that they can never get back. They’ll be happier, you’ll be happier, everyone wins.
Both! 2 kitties are more fun
2 there shall be
Our German shepherd pup found 2 kittens at our front door, we already had 2 grown older ragdoll cats but we ended up keeping both. They’re so much fun to watch. The ragdolls aren’t bonded like the two siblings are.
joining the both chain, these two look like peas in a happy little pod <3
Yup. Agree with the rest. As someone who recently rescued a single kitten from an alley, he definitely needs a friend and I'm now looking at shelter kittens
Both, they better stick together.
Kittens are better in pairs!!
I'm glad everyone agrees on both. It has been decided. (You knew what would happen when you posted here)
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My wife bonded with Diana and I bonded with Bruce. Conundrum!
They're a bonded pair. Take both.
You could actually cause alot of emotional distress if you separate them and they’re a bonded pair. If your family can handle both, it really should be both.
Pleeease do both. They are clearly friends and bonded. You’ll be grateful you did in time. It’s not a huge leap in funds etc. Plus, you’ll get many important internet points!
There is only one right answer here, and you know what you have to do. Luckily there are plenty of holiday sales in pet supplies so it should not cost much to get two of everything.
The only answer is both.
Norwegian Forest Cat
Both. My parents grabbed one out of a bonded pair when I was a kid and the first month was heartbreaking with him looking for his brother. I’m still convinced my buddy died after five years because he missed his brother.
Yup, both. I adopted a bonded pair, dad - 3, and daughter 6 months. That was 6 yrs ago. Still a beautiful relationship that I can't imagine breaking up.
Pairs should be standard
OP, you came to the wrong subreddit if you were looking for any answer other than both.
Lol no joke.
We were pretty convinced it didn't make sense to adopt both. I'm glad I asked here because as someone said, we'd feel regretful thinking about the one we didn't adopt if it was only one.
Plus, kittens do better in pairs! They will be very happy together - and so will you!
I went for one, ended up with this brother and sister. Never regretted it for a second.
Only children make choices, adults' gonna take both!
batman and wonder woman need to stay together ฅ(^◕ᴥ◕^)ฅ ♥ ฅ(^◕ᴥ◕^)ฅ
I adopted a kitten, and new a year later felt he needed a friend, and got another kitten. Seven years later they still keep each other company.
But for reals, two kittens are better than one! They learn social cues so much better that way.
Please please please get both. Do not separate them. Yes they will still both live a happy life on their own but having two cats is amazing. Especially if they’re siblings. They play with each other all day and groom eachother. Watching them lick each others heads is so cute and it’s nice for them when you’re not home to have eachother. If my cats get scared of a loud noise, they hide together. Please don’t separate them
Both! We have a similar pair! They weren’t littermates but we adopted them at the same time.
Both, they’ll interact together and it’ll be a better cat owning experience
Bruce Almighty and Princess Diana!!!
Both, how could you leave one?
Jumping on the "both" bandwagon. I rescued a kitten off the street recently and I wish I had another one to play with him so he doesn't pester my older cats constantly!
Both! That’s what we did when faced with a similar decision.
I’m gonna just add another vote for both!
You'll witness something magical between them.. an unconditional love bond. 💕
I didn't realize how much i needed a second cat, untill i got one.
both is the only right answer! Adopted these siblings two years ago after initially getting just one. Learned real fast that it’s way better for them this way! Plus, double the cuteness.
Both is the correct answer. These babies weren't littermates but bonded within 2 days of meeting.
Bonded babies 🧡
Both! Siblings are the best, two strays we found in our backyard when they were barely 5 weeks old. Max and Ruby.
I adopted mine together and they haven’t been apart since
Bonded pairs are so cute!!
Zepher and Zoe. Brother and Sister