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Question by Carrie
Submitted on 12/26/2003
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I live in an apartment with an adult cat and would very much like to get a Chi.  I had a Golden retriever in the past that is no
longer with me.  I work full time, but my
retriever did not have a problem with that as I spent tons of time with him outside of my work schedule.  My apartment complex I am now in does not allow large dogs.  My question is would a Chi thrive in that environment, or is that too much alone time for them to tolerate?

Answer by chimama
Submitted on 12/29/2003
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A chihuahua would likely adapt well, as long as the chi and the cat got along.  I also work full time, but my chi tolerated it quite well.  I did get her a companion a year ago since I wasn't able to give her all the exercise she needed and I thought she might be lonely.  Since you already have one companion animal, that is instant company as long as they get along.


Answer by nikki
Submitted on 5/21/2004
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i have two cats and a chi. my inside cat who is fixed likes to play with my chi, elvis. my outside male cat doesnt seem to get along with elvis very well. so i guess it all depends on the cats personality.


Answer by new proud owner
Submitted on 6/28/2004
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I was in the same situation: I bought a chi when I had to put my shih tzu down because of old age. I have a siamese cat, I wanted her to have company, so I bought a baby chi. They sometimes play rough, but they really enjoy each other's company. Just make sure when you buy a chi and bring it into the house not to give one or the other more attention. I know it's difficult not to give the baby all of the attention in the world, but you wouldn't want you other animal to become jealous or it'll always lach out at the new animal out of jealousy. It's a VERY good idea if you work, to get the animal first thing Saturday morning so that you have the whole weekend to observe their playing habits, and get the new puppy adjusted to it's new home. Do not leave them alone for a couple of months until you are absolutely sure they get along perfect. You wouldn't want to come home to an accident.


Answer by bambii
Submitted on 11/27/2004
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i have 2 chi's one is 2 yrs old and the other is 9 months the both are in an apartment and with 2 cats, 2 ferrets, 2 rats. and many other animals and get along with all and play quite well. though i don't leave the ferrets and rats out all the time. the 2 cats and 2 chi's eat sleep get baths together all the time. they do very well in our one bedroom apartment. though i can't leave the alone while i am gone from the apartment. i have gotten many dirty nasty notes on the door for them barking the whole time i was gone.


Answer by angela
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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I also have a 5 year old indoor cat, my Bella is only 4 months old we got her when she was 9 wks old. At first my cat was a little leary the first week, the 2nd week Calie got used to Bella, by the 3rd week they were chasing each other. Now it's fun to watch them chase each other back and forth. It takes time for each of them to get used to one another, I hope this helps. :)


Answer by Holly
Submitted on 7/7/2007
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I have a black fat cat (Male) he is about 6 yrs old and I want to get a other pet. what would you choose if you had to get a other pet?


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