Often times, the question is not “Should I get a cat”, but rather “Should WE ..” because let’s face it, a cat becomes part of your family, and everyone in the household will interact with the cat either directly or indirectly!
This quiz will help you determine if introducing a cat to your family is a good or bad idea.
Each question has a certain number of points associated with it. If you answer “YES” to the question, add that questions point value to your total.
Answer these questions as honestly as possible for best accuracy:
1 – Is anyone in your family, or relatives, or good friends allergic to cats? (4 points)
2 – Would adding $200 / month to your expenses make you broke? (4 points)
3 – Do you travel a lot, or does your family often have a busy schedule? (1 point)
4 – Do you have children under age 5? (2 points)
5 – Is your furniture and/or carpet important to you? (2 points)
6 – Are you getting the cat for your kids? (1 point)
For every question you answered “YES”, add the point value for that question to a running total. If you answered “YES” to all the questions, you should have 14 points.
If you scored less than 5 points on this cat quiz, GOOD NEWS – getting a cat is not a bad idea for your family.
If you scored 6 or more points, then I’m sorry, but getting a cat might not be the best idea for your family at this time.
So can you answer your questions of “Should I get a cat”?
Allow me to explain why the questions asked above are important to the decision of getting a cat:
1 – Is anyone in your family, or relatives, or good friends allergic to cats?
Allergies are really annoying. It’s not just the hair that they shed which causes you to sneeze, it’s their dander.
2 – Would adding $200 / month to your expenses make you broke?
Cat’s cost money. $200 a month is definitely a bit steep, but if you have an outdoor cat, vet costs can add up quickly. Find out more about what determines how much a cat cost per month.
3 – Do you travel a lot, or does your family often have a busy schedule?
You wouldn’t leave your baby alone for the weekend would you? It’s not that dramatic, but owning a cat or kitten is a lot like having a child.
4 – Do you have children under age 5?
Cats and children have a special relationship. The cat doesn’t know that the child is more fragile than the teen or adult, and the child or baby doesn’t know the pain a cat’s teeth or claws can produce.. you’d like to keep it that way.
5 – Is your furniture and/or carpet important to you?
Cat’s need a place to exercise their claws, your brand new leather couch is perfect.
6 – Are you getting the cat for your kids?
Cat’s need to be loved by all. You should be ready to spend a little time with your cat every day, or else there might be problems.
The next time you hear someone asking “Should I get a cat?” – tell them to take the cat quiz @ Cat-Training.com