For many people in this day and age of busy lifestyles, kittens are the perfect pets. They are quite independent and do not need to be cared for or watched 24 hours a day 7 days a week. As they are easily litter trained, there is no need to worry about �accidents� while you have to be away from home. Basically, you just have to put out an adequate amount of food and water for them everyday, clean the litter box and you�re good to go.
The ease of caring for kittens may be a big reason for people choosing them as pets. They offer wonderful companionship, as well. Purebred kittens are sold everywhere, including pet shops and online. Many people prefer to buy their kittens over the internet due to the convenience of shopping from their chairs, as well as being able to communicate easily with the seller or breeder.
If you feel that you must own a purebred kitten, it is important to understand that these kittens do not come cheap. You are paying for a quality pet. In fact, it MAY even be thought of as an investment if you intend to begin breeding kittens yourself. A sweet, beautiful purebred kitten is definitely worth the price, though, no matter how much it may be.
There is another consideration for you if you have your heart set on having a pet kitten, but are a little short on money. Your local animal shelter will be most happy to accommodate you when it comes to providing you with a precious little kitten that so badly needs a home. These kittens are usually on a time table unless they are lucky enough to be in a �no kill� shelter. In these cases, you can feel especially good about your choice of saving a kitten�s life. Most of the time, these kittens are free, but you may have to pay a nominal fee for things such as shots and sterilization. The cost is usually less than $25 and is well worth it to have your very own adorable kitten.
The biggest difference in buying a kitten for sale and getting one through a shelter is knowledge of the kitten�s background. When you buy one from a seller or breeder, you will always get some confirmation that the kitten is all it is said to be. There will be proof provided if it is supposed to be a purebred. Kittens from a shelter may or may not have a known history. If that is something that is important to you, stick with buying your kitten. Otherwise, you may never be fully satisfied with your kitten, and all pet kittens deserve to be loved.