Should kittens be adopted in pairs? Is it a bad idea to have just one kitten, when it will spend most of each day alone? I get worried about my new kitten (6 months old) being alone most of the time when I'm at school or a medical appointment. She's pretty active, as all kittens are, and sometimes I don't have the energy nor time to keep up with intense play sessions. Is it cruel that I haven't adopted another kitten with her?
I wouldn’t say it’s cruel, there are ways to keep an active kitten entertained with your schedule. Puzzle feeders full of healthy treats, motorized toys, wand-type toys you can hand from the door knob, rotating the toys you leave out, etc.
If you feel your kitten would benefit from another kitten you can consider adopting another, but don’t think that will cut down your work load. They may entertain each other when you’re not home, but when you are home that’s twice the interactive play. That’s three litter boxes, that’s more food, more cat trees and scratching posts, etc.