How Many Cats Should You Own?

Teresa McGlothlin

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About This Quiz

As we're sure you know, having a pet is not a responsibility to be taken lightly. One single cat can take a lot of energy, time and money to care for properly. Before you find yourself buried in the litter box, we think it's a good idea to figure out how many cats you should own. 

While some people have the kind of personality that can handle living with dozens of cats, other people are better suited to maintain a one cat household. After we learn how you feel about cats and the way you handle them, we will do our best to calculate the number of furry beasts with which you should share your home. There's no wrong number of cats to own, but there is a responsible number based upon the way you interact with them. 

As you claw your way through our questions, make sure to put on your best catitude and to turn your nose up at any answer that doesn't sit right in your food bowl. Once we see what you have in common with our favorite beasts, the number of them you should call your babies will be clear! Should you be a one cat human or should you own your own herd of them? 

What do you think you have in common with a house cat?

Are you a cool cat or a scaredy cat when you are under pressure?

Why do you think cats groom themselves in public?

If you could be any of the big cats, which one would you want to be?

How do you react when you go to an aquarium?

If you were a cat, which cat toy would be more your style?

How do you feel when a black cat crosses your path?

What kind of seafood would you like to have for dinner?

What do you think tigers dream about?

Why are cats superior to other pets?

Which cartoon cat embodies the cat you would like to own?

Which of these cat breeds do you like the most?

Do cats sleep all day when their owners are at work?

Which famous cat lover are you most like?

Do you prefer kittens or older cats?

If cats could play sports, which one would they dominate?

Which cat movie is purr-fect?

Having how many cats is too many?

How would you feel about being known as the crazy cat person?

How would you go about bathing a cat?

If you encountered a cheetah on a hike, how would you react?

Do you like ginger cats more than other cats?

How would you thank your cat for bringing you a dead gift?

If cats could choose the music they listen to, which kind would they choose?

What is the cutest part of a cat's body?

Cats have great night vision. Do you?

How would you celebrate your cat's birthday?

Would you let your cat sleep with you?

Where would you place a litter box?

Have you ever dressed like a cat for Halloween?

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