Can I Bring My Own Cat To A Cat Cafe?

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Are you considering planning a visit to a local cat cafe? Cat cafes are perfect for any and all feline lovers and can be a great experience for those who can’t have a pet of their own.

However, if you are a cat owner, you may be wondering if you can bring your own cat to the cafe you would like to visit. While the rules can vary from location to location, in most cases, you cannot bring your own furry friend to a cat cafe.

There are several reasons for this. Most cat cafes will ask you not to bring your own pet, as some animals may get scared or irritated when introduced to another feline.

Another reason is that while the cats that stay at a cat cafe are all healthy and up-to-date on their shots, the health and safety of the cats can be put at risk when introduced to unfamiliar kitties.

Cat cafes are perfect for anyone who wants to relax with a warm beverage and play with cats. However, many cat cafes also use this as an opportunity to get stray cats a loving home. So bringing in your own cat would not typically be allowed.

Likewise, you are now allowed to bring any other kind of pet to the cat cafe. Examples such as dogs, hamsters, and birds would not be welcome in a cat cafe for safety and health reasons.

Continue reading to learn more and see more answers to questions regarding visiting a local cat cafe:

What Should I Bring When Visiting A Cat Cafe?

If you have never visited a cat cafe before, you may have many questions about what to expect, how to act, etc. Below, we will talk about some of the things you should expect and prepare for, before visiting your local cat cafe.

Please keep in mind that every cafe may have different rules and expectations, so check out their website or give them a call before visiting if you are unsure about anything stated below.

There really isn’t anything that you are expected to bring when visiting a cat cafe. Everything from beverages to cats will already be provided for you! However, there are a few things you may want to consider before planning your visit:

You will probably be covered in cat hair. If you have owned a cat in the past or spent enough time around some, you are likely well aware that cat hair can get everywhere! This will certainly be the case when playing with your furry friends at a cat cafe. When choosing an outfit to wear, make sure you choose something that you won’t mind having cat hair all over.

Bring comfortable shoes and clothing. It is also important to wear something comfortable and casual, especially if you plan on being very hands-on with the cats there. You may choose to take off your shoes at some point (some cafes may ask that you take them off when entering the play area). You will want to take some comfortable shoes that can be easily slipped on and off, and won’t be in the way.

Scratching is bound to happen. Again, something many cat owners are aware of, is that cats scratch often (whether on purpose or by accident). Cat cafes take excellent care of their kitties, however, a scratch or two is bound to happen even if their nails are tripped.

To be prepared for this, you may want to consider wearing long sleeves and covering any skin that could potentially be scratched. This would definitely be something that you would consider if you plan on taking children into the cafe.

Can I Bring Treats For The Cats At A Cat Cafe?

Cat cafes are great for anyone who loves to spend time sipping coffee, eating sweet treats, and spending time with felines. However, you may be wondering if you would be allowed to bring in some treats for the cats there. The answer to this question will typically be no, (however you could always check the location’s website or call to ask) as the health and safety of the cats are a high priority.

It is especially prohibited that you feed any kind of human food to the cats there. Not only is human food bad for the cats, but hot beverages could also cause serious burns to the animals as well. In most states, it is not legal for cat cafes to have cats and drinks/food in the same area.

So while this may not even be possible, cat cafes still urge their visitors to avoid giving the cats any kind of food whatsoever, Besides, most cat cafes also have treats and food provided for the cats already!

As we have mentioned once before in this article, if you have any questions about your local cat cafe rules, please check out the location’s website or call them. This way you can clear up any misunderstandings, and have an amazing day visiting with the cats!

Thanks for reading! We hope this article helped you determine if you can bring your own cat to a cat cafe! If you have any questions or anything to add, please comment down below. Also, if you are curious about where to find local cat cafes in your area, check out our cat cafe locator!