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10 Best Cat Breeds for Children

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Kids and cats seem to have a special bond. Maybe it’s because they have a lot in common- they love attention and play. Unlike dogs, cats are suitable pets for kids because they are low-maintenance and easy to care for – they don’t require frequent baths and don’t need to go outside to relieve themselves. Moreover, it is easy to keep them indoors safely due to their relatively low energy levels. Having a cat as a pet for your children can be very beneficial to them, because it not only acts as a play partner but can also teach them how to be responsible by learning how to groom, feed and take care of their new friend.
Best Cat Breeds for Children
Nonetheless, not all cats are suitable playmates for children. It is imperative to choose the right cat breed that matches your kid’s character or age. If you have older/less active children, you are better off with low-energy, independent breeds but if you’ve got energetic kids who love to play, high-energy, affectionate breeds will be an excellent choice. Whichever category your kid falls into, the best cats for children should have most of the following characteristics, easygoing, sociable, loyal, low temperament, somewhat playful and adaptable to a various situations. Here is the list of top 10 best cat breeds for children.

1. The Maine Coon

Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is a large beautiful robust long-haired cat that is often an enthusiastic hunter, and enjoys spending a lot of time outdoors taking part in play and other activities. They are also gentle, loving and protective; you will be astounded to find out how much intelligent, energetic and playful they can be. Once they have bonded with your children, they are more likely to start playing around with them. Due to their high energy levels, they do not like being tied down. They like to roam freely but at the same time, they are very loyal and affectionate. Unfortunately, these cats hardly get along with other pets.

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14 responses to “10 Best Cat Breeds for Children”

  1. Shay says:

    I am highly allergic to cats but my family is really wanting to get one. We have been trying to research and see if there r any hypoallergenic breeds besides the Sphynx breed which is very hard to find and very costly. Does any one else know of any possible breeds?

  2. clare Jenkins says:

    I have lazy house cat had him since he was 6months he was stray chose us I guess had him 5 years now brill cat

  3. Chris says:

    Hey Shay!

    What about a LaPerm? Also considered hypoallergenic!

  4. Kari says:

    We have a Havana Brown male cat. They have a shorter, soft, chocolate brown coat and mine has green eyes as well. He is very gentle and smart. He loves to play fetch! I would get another one in a heart beat. I’ve got an active 2.5 year old and they are best of friends. He loves to cuddle with her and not once has he bitten or scratched her. I can’t say enough about Havanas. The absolute best breed!

  5. Karin Stiles says:

    I have suffeted from cat allergies my whole life. I finally camd across a breed I can tolerate, the Siberian. These two cats are the best cats i have ever had and no allergies to them. You can check them out on Animal Planets, Cats 101.

  6. Deanna Whitehead says:

    I’m allergic to cats and could never have one until I found the Siberian forest cat. I have 2 of them and they are wonderful cats!

  7. Saskia says:

    I have strays from Romania. They are really different as the cats from here. Very gentle and loveing if you’re human and they protect you from neighbour cats and even dogs. They want to be with you all the Time and when you come home they Start to meow until they are at your side and don’t leave you.

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