Should I Adopt a Male Or a Female Cat?

Should I Adopt a Male Or a Female Cat

You decide to adopt a cat. However, you must ask yourself the question, what gender should I get. Male or female? What difference is there between the 2 sexes? We help you see more clearly.

Rest assured, there aren’t a lot of differences in choosing between a male or a female cat. Their personalities are hardly exacerbated by their gender. Especially If the male has been castrated, which tends to reduce the differences even more.

If you go for a male

Male cats are often more massive, a little taller. They are a bit more independent and solitary than a female cat. This characteristic wears off quickly if you have It castrated. A castration which should take place around 6 months, at the time of Its puberty, at the vet.

The only real difference from the female is in the way the male marks Its territory. It will do this by jets of urine inside your home. A different way of proceeding with the simple elimination, which will be done in its litter and which it will cover later. Your cat, in the case of marking by jets of urine, locates a place suitable for marking, sniffs it, and then urinates on it. Castration makes it possible to attenuate or even eliminate this behavior.

If you choose a female

The only more delicate periods of a cat are those of her periods of heat. It will meow more than usual, especially at night. It’s perhaps at that moment more cuddly, affectionate. These periods are not really predictable in the cat, but rather irregular.

It is possible to sterilize the cat and thus avoid these periods of heat. It also prevents unwanted gestations. Sterilization removes any risk of uterine infection or risk of uterine and ovarian tumors. Early oophorectomy reduces the risk of developing breast tumors to zero afterward. It is best to sterilize It before It’s one year old.

In summary

There is hardly any difference between a male cat and a female cat. The only differences tend to disappear once the castration in the male, and the sterilization in the female, carried out. On the other hand, it is also possible that a cat that has not been neutered never delimits its territory by means of urine jets. It is also possible that a cat in heat will never meow and just keep quiet.

About Amanda

Passionate about animals, Amanda draws her expertise from her training as an educator, pet behaviorist as well as her extensive experience with animal owners. A specialist in dog and cat behavior, Amanda continues to learn about our four-legged companions by studying veterinary reference books but also university research sites (UCD, Utrecht, Cambridge, Cornell, etc..)

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