|12-19-2012 05:24 PM|
|Quinnsmom||My daughter took littermates, one male, one female from a litter of barn cats. They love each other dearly and are totally compatible. My next door neighbour has 6 indoor cats, 5 boys and a girl acquired at different times and different ages. The also are fine together so as others have said, it all depends on the cats' personalities.|
|12-19-2012 04:28 PM|
|LARHAGE||I have 2 males indoors and they love each other, they sleep in the same bed, and I have a male and female littermates in the barn, they tooget along great, all are fixed. I personally feel like with dogs, that males are easier to have of the same sex.|
|12-19-2012 12:40 PM|
I have 2 of each. I do not have any issues with them at all.
I did have another male cat that did not get along with my oldest male cat, both were dominant personalities. My mom has one of them now.
I think it depends on the cat.
|12-19-2012 12:12 PM|
It's true that cats don't really care about gender, assuming they are spayed and neutered of course. You don't really see issues like same-sex aggression, except in intact toms. It's more about the temperament of the individual cat, but as I say, I have found that males are more tolerant and less territorial than females, generally.
If I was going to adopt a pair of kittens, I'd go to the shelter, find two males that are sleeping together in a ball, make sure they are well-socialized to humans, take them home and neuter them around 5 months of age. When neutered that young, they never get testosterone-fueled aggression and they stay playful, easygoing and "kittenish" forever... but don't worry, they will still hunt and kill vermin! And we don't see issues related to early neuter like in dogs.
|12-19-2012 08:31 AM|
|Caitydid255||Depends on the cat. My male cat needed to be in a one animal house and was not afraid to show it. My current two females get along, although they are not best friends. Cats don't really seem to care about gender.|
|12-19-2012 08:22 AM|
|huntergreen||imho, doesn't matter, cats will either bond or they won't, doesn't matter if male, female or any combination.|
|12-19-2012 12:06 AM|
Um....I've had anywhere from 1-3 cats at a time. We currently have 2 females and 1 male all spayed and neutered.
It really depends on the cat. Ours have always gotten along pretty well. The male we have now is an indoor/outdoor and is very demanding when he wants out. Like he'll mark the doors, bags and backpacks near the doors, my bed, etc. if we don't hop right to it.
But I had a female cat that could do that too.
I like cats, pretty much any combo, as long as they get along mostly and are "fixed".
|12-18-2012 11:14 PM|
|llombardo||I have 3 females and two males. The two males are more mischievous. The all black male thinks he runs the house(he acts like a dog) and fights with 2 of the 3 females(one being worse then the other). The three females get along fine. The other male stays to himself(with animals), but likes being with people. In general they all get along with each other and all of them love people. But when the male black cat gets in his moods, no one is safe.|
|12-18-2012 10:49 PM|
|pets4life||i always thought siamese were a bit more fiesty? same with bengals?|
|12-18-2012 10:21 PM|
I've only had one experience with multiple cats. We've had a male siamese for years. He was always a solo cat, and was intact at the time. But I saw an elderly siamese at a rescue, and offered to foster, and adopt if my guy would accept the old man.
It took some time, but the old guy (Beau) was such a gentle soul, he was mostly blind and never showed any aggression, no matter what TicTac did. Eventually they did become buddies and I'd catch them sleeping together on the bed or on the couch...it was very sweet.
Unfortunately the old guy passed away after 2 years. I think he was very happy being loved in his twilight years.
We really have a full house now, so haven't considered getting a second cat again.
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