So, I have 2 cats and a 1 year old puppy. All are female.
Well, I'm getting a 2nd puppy. 😍😍 My sister found a few strays (she's in Texas). They've had vet visits and checkups, we're good to go.
She's coming back to visit in Jan and will bring a boy puppy with her.
I'm just sitting here thinking, "Damn... 4 pets. Where does it end?". So. The question.
How many pets is too many? Is there such a thing?
So, I have 2 cats and a 1 year old puppy. All are female.
What Guys Said 17
Gotta catch em all is my motto!1
Do you have enough room for them?
Might have trouble keeping them form fighting, LOL ;-P
If only cats... anymore than 2 is a bad thing "RED FLAG" pointing out a cat lady.
Dogs... as many as you want... as long as you can take care of them (food, cleaning) and they don't make you home look/smell like a Kennel.
What type of puppy.1
If we're talking about cats and dogs then I'd cap it at three, with at least one of those animals being a cat.1
In my case - 1 'Razor Ramon the Third' ( A Charles Manson type Cat ) is too much :(
All depends your living quarters. When I lived on a big propert I had dogs, cats and sheep ( saves mowing lawn :) )1
I personally wouldn't get more than 2-3... but it depends on your house, how many people you are, your income, etc1
After you have the second puppy time to quit... or you will have a full time job being the pet nanny... lol... But I do understand your love for animals.. If I could I would have a kennel...1
I care too many stray dogs and cats.. I love them couse they are free animals.. Justbwe should care them.. They dont need home they dont need owner.. They need only love so i give them love and food..1
When you can't take care of them and/or are a c*nt who abandons them, in which case even 1 is too much1
You into animal hoarding now Sammy? lol1
I know people who live on farms so technically speaking all those animals are pets so...1
I remember someone who had half a dozen parrots, a grouchy old cockatiel, and several cats. Oh and a turtle and some other things in tanks.0
What Girls Said 14
I think it depends on your time and income. Pets cost money, even if they were given to you. Vaccinations, vet care, flea and tick treatment and food are all essentials and if you want and can afford more then awesome 👍🏻
I have two dogs, pets are amazing 🙊💗1
Cats are so low-maintenance that they almost don't even qualify as "pets" -- at least not from the standpoint of logistics, which is all you're considering in this question.
(Cats are "pets" in the companionship sense, of course... but "how many is too many?" is a question about practical considerations, not about emotions/companionship.)
Logistics wise, cats don't even really become "pets" -- IE they don't start imposing a time/money burden -- until (1) you have to travel a lot and find yrself having to make arrangements for them, and/or (2) they get old and sick.
So... basically, in terms of THIS kind of question, you'll have 2 pets, not 4.
... or mb something like 2.2 or 2.4 pets. (I guess a cat is about 0.1 or 0.2 times as much work as a dog.)
You should check out yr local city/state laws, by the way. There are probably legal limits on the number of pets you can have in a residence. (I pm'd you an example)
If you rent an apartment, these limits might also depend on the square footage of the apartment. 4 animals in a SMALL apartment might actually be illegal.
If you can't find out on the web, you can probably just call animal control, or yr local humane society/SPCA.2
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Pfffft! You're completely fine! I have a friend who practically owns a zoo! I'm not even kidding! Honestly it's probably not even legal how many animals he takes care of! But knowing how law abiding he is, some way, some how, he has tons of pets. He probably has somewhere near 50 or so. He's always buying new pets and taking in strays. He has about 5 or so dogs, a handful of cats, lots of lizards and snakes, an iguana, Guinea pigs, a prairie dog.. I think a couple of birds... I don't know just a ton of stuff!1
I guess it depends on the person/place.
4 pets is a lot and I think more than that does start being a bit too much - financially/energetically etc.
But if you have a huge house and farm for example, having 10 dogs being able to run around probably seems easy. But if you're in a smaller apartment, having 2 pets might take up a lot of room.
But the pet itself is different, 2 cats are a lot less effort than 2 dogs (generalisation but it's mostly accurate I think).
A cage with 10 little birds is different to 1 large dog.
From the sounds of it, I think what you have is kind of normal, especially because it's a mix of animals, you aren't some crazy cat/dog lady.
But if you can take care of them and it's not at the expense of yourself, then who cares. I knew a girl who kept adopting pets but she'd always complain about not being able to feed herself etc and I stopped feeling for her after a while like "then stop adopting animals and take care of the ones you have...".1
As long as each animal has adequate space, shelter, food, and stimulation-4 is not too many. I do think one person can have too many to personally handle ex) 10 small animals, chickens, 5 dogs, 4 cats, a 100 gallon fish tank, 7 reptiles... for one person, there's not enough time in the day to give each animal the love they need. For a large family, range, or rescue setting, more is fine though. ex) 40 horses on 200 acres is fine because they have space and companionship within their species.
Bottom line: If you have the space and money and the animals have stimulation and their needs are met, why put a number on it?1
Well it really all depends on the person. For some people, more pets also equals a happy pet parent studies have shown. However if the pets can't deal with each other, then you may need to chose over the other pet if they can't get along. Never force pets to be friendly when they don't. But it isn't too much if you enjoy pets and can be responsible for every one of them. I have 3 dogs, and their loads of fun when they want to be.0
We had 20 dogs at one point (puppies and adult) and that is definitely too much :P There are now only 11 dogs (I think :P ) but I still think that it's too much, especially seeing as I can't go home to help out every day, maybe like a max of 5 pets would be easier.0
As long as you have the resources and time to care for them all properly, it's ok.1
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As long as you can afford to take care of them and give them the love and affection they need. I live in a small house have 1 cat and 1 dog. My sister lives in a more rural area with a large yard she has 2 dogs1
Too many to take care of them all and yourself1
Never keep collecting 😎❤️❤️❤️ Send us a pic when ya get the munchkin! Please0