A couple months ago, me and my boyfriend rescued a 6 week old kitten who was thrown out of a car. We decided to keep him, but we live in a two bedroom apartment, with a roommate who is allergic to cats, so typically he stays in our room all day. Sometimes we let him out when our roommate is gone, but that’s not very often. It’s a big room with a bathroom connected and he has toys and a tall cat tree that he can look out the window on.
My boyfriend works full time and soon, I will start working more so he’s going to be spending more time alone, but we are considering a second cat to keep him company. He is about four months old now so we’d try to get him a friend about the same age. I’ve read that when it comes to getting cats to get along, the younger they are the better. We are planning on moving in about six months to an apartment where the cats can roam all throughout, but are worried if we wait until then to get a cat, it will be harder for them to bond, and our current cat will be lonely over the next six months.
However, if we got another cat now, they’d both be confined to our bedroom pretty much all the time, and I don’t know if that’s good for them, or if it’d be okay since they’re both kittens and we’ll have moved once they are adults. Can anyone offer any insight on this or share your experiences?
Edit: Thank you everyone. We have decided to just hold off until we move to get another kitty. In the meantime, I am trying my very best to provide the most enriching environment for our current kitty. He does get at least 15-20 minutes a day to go out into the living area and kitchen and run if he wants and he has a lot of places to climb and hide and play in the bedroom. He is happy here so I don’t want to risk changing that by bringing another kitty in just yet.