the 10 best
cats for kids

if you've got kids, adding a cat to your brood is a great way to give your children a built-in playmate. the best cats for kids will be social, playful & patient.

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1. ABYSSINIAN

AVERAGE SIZE: MEDIUM
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 8 TO 9 POUNDS
MAINTENANCE: LOW
PERSONALITY: ATHLETIC, CHEERFUL

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2. BENGAL

AVERAGE SIZE: MEDIUM TO LARGE
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 10.5 POUNDS
MAINTENANCE: LOW
PERSONALITY: ADVENTUROUS, INTELLIGENT

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3. BURMESE

AVERAGE SIZE: MEDIUM TO LARGE
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 9 POUNDS
MAINTENANCE: LOW
PERSONALITY: OUTGOING, CHARMING

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4. HIMALAYAN

AVERAGE SIZE: MEDIUM 
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 9.5 POUNDS
MAINTENANCE: HIGH
PERSONALITY: GENTLE, AFFECTIONATE

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5. JAPANESE BOBTAIL

AVERAGE SIZE: SMALL 
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 8 POUNDS
MAINTENANCE: LOW
PERSONALITY: ACTIVE, LOYAL

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6. MAINE COON

AVERAGE SIZE: LARGE 
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 13 POUNDS (FEMALES), 20 POUNDS (MALES)
MAINTENANCE: MODERATE TO HIGH
PERSONALITY: SWEET, SMART

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7. MANX

AVERAGE SIZE: MEDIUM 
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 10 POUNDS
MAINTENANCE: LOW
PERSONALITY: LOYAL, GOOFY

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8. RAGAMUFFIN

AVERAGE SIZE: MEDIUM TO LARGE
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 10 POUNDS (FEMALES), 17 POUNDS (MALES)
MAINTENANCE: LOW
PERSONALITY: PATIENT, DOTING

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9. RAGDOLL

AVERAGE SIZE: LARGE
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 15 POUNDS
MAINTENANCE: MODERATE
PERSONALITY: SWEET, PATIENT

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10. SCOTTISH FOLD

AVERAGE SIZE: MEDIUM
AVERAGE WEIGHT: 8 POUNDS
MAINTENANCE: LOW TO MODERATE
PERSONALITY: MELLOW, LOVING

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