Your children are asking for a kitten, but you’re not sure what type of cat to bring home. Are there certain breeds that are better for young families?
You want your kids to enjoy having and caring for a cat, so a low maintenance breed that is gentle, energetic, and easy to train would be preferred. You’ll need a cat who can handle loud noises and is not territorial. You also want a cat that is hopefully affectionate!
You would want a family cat that has a loyal and easygoing disposition, is sociable, adaptable, playful and a good companion.
Breeds that are known to be appropriate for children include:
Your children can benefit from having a cat; they will learn about responsibilities such as feeding and grooming. It is of course important that you let your new kitten/cat adjust to your household and handle with care when introducing her to your young children. Teach your children to be gentle with their new pet!