I am thinking about getting a third cat, can’t decide what type of cat is best?

FluffyBunny

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May 1, 2023
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I been thinking over this for a year now. I have two males, a 3 year old Ragdoll, not very intelligent, independent, submissive and is permanently behaving like a kitten. Then I have a 4 year old domestic rescue that looks like he might have a bit of British shorthair in him, extremely intelligent (smarter then a dog, it’s incredible), very playful, mature and VERY territorial/dominant. Raised the Ragdoll basically on his own without my help (other then medical care and food obviously).

They love each other. But the older male is too rough with the Ragdoll as he is more gentle by nature and so I constantly have to break up their play fights because it becomes not fun for the Ragdoll. The domestic male has many toys and towers but is obviously not stimulated and unfortunately I was told by Strata to remove the catio on my balcony so now he is more bored then ever. I’m thinking of getting a third cat, I will have a total of four when I’m living in a house but for an apartment that’s the max I’m willing to have. My apartment is larger than a normal apartment, I guess for Americans an apartment this size is called a condo, I think? I want a cat that will balance the boys out someone who is very playful, intelligent and honestly I wanted one that’s a female that is the boss of the boys who they can fawn over. But I know what I’m asking for is impossible, it would be pure luck that I can find a female that my male will willingly submit to, will adore and my Ragdoll can gently play with. So my decision, a ginger Turkish Angora male? Or a domestic female preferably blue?
 

SirMeow

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I'd recommend getting a rescue cat rather than giving money to some breeder. There are so many millions of rescues needing good homes, that I can't recommend any bred cat.

Are your cats kept indoors permanently? If not, I strongly recommend it for their safety and that of the local wildlife.

I don't think there's an easy solution to your problem, unfortunately.

Who are Strata and why did they make you remove your catio?
 

FluffyBunny

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May 1, 2023
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It’s unlikely that will be a breeder, to be honest I cannot even decide on the gender let along the breed. Yes my cats are indoor only. Strata is a building corporation committee made of landlords that own the apartments here. They rule the building and make decisions on what is allowed and what is not. Most places in Australia don’t let you have anything on the balcony, not even your own washing because it’s seen as lowering the ‘worth’ of the property. This particular STRATA is just bad people who are corrupt and only letting their friends in their circle do what they want on balconies.
 

KittyJ

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If all your cats are spayed/neutered, gender shouldn't be an issue. Males are known to be more playful than females. I doubt you'll find a female that would be dominant over your male cats unless she is older than them, but I suggest you adopt a kitten as your cats would be more accepting of a younger cat.