Is it best to have 2 male cats?

Is it best to have 2 male cats?

Will two male cats get along? Well, that depends on the cats. Contrary to popular belief, two male cats will not necessarily fight each other to the death. Cats that have lived on the streets and have had to defend themselves will be more aggressive once rescued and placed in a home.

Can you have more than one male cat?

Seems like a lot of people here have several male cats. Maybe it depends on what age they were when they were neutered. Or maybe it is all due to temperament or personality. Neither of my boys will allow the other to be dominant. And they are very jealous of each other.

Is it OK to have two cats together?

This new cat, Bjorn, is also male, and is roughly 3-4 – absolutely not a kitten. So I expected problems to say the least. Two adults thrown together when one is not at all used to cohabiting with other cats is typically completely inadvisable.

Can a neutered male cat live with a female cat?

A self-respecting kitty, at least an adult one, is going to have their own territory though, so some stranger waltzing in is usually perceived as a threat whenever in doubt. So with neutered males, no worries, but care needs to be taken with intros for any gender stranger.

Why did we not adopt a second cat?

We always wanted to adopt a second, but the timing wasn’t right for ages, first because of the move to the UK (which we thought was permanent), then because we needed more space to be comfortable adjusting Avery to living with a sibling, and we lived in a studio for two years while in the UK.

Is it OK to have a second cat?

Selecting your second cat Don’t worry too much about the gender of the cats involved. Adult cats will usually accept a new kitten much more easily than they will accept a new adult cat. If you’re able to choose from a group of kittens, avoid a kitten that’s hissing, growling or engaged in serious battle with his mates.

Can two male cats live in peace in one home?

I’ve had 2 male cats live in peace in the past. But one was willing to be submissive to the other. The 2 neutered males I have now are often in conflict. But it is not very serious as they don’t hurt each other. They get along most of the time and can often be found napping on the same bed, but not cuddling.

Can a male cat live with two female cats?

They have spats, but it’s all in play and they get on fine. Surprisingly the fully declawed cat (not by us, he came from the shelter that way) rules the roost over the two fully clawed cats. We have 6 male cats, all indoor, all neutered.

How long does it take for a kitten and an adult to get along?

Tips and reminders Be sensitive to what a big change this is for your resident cat. Keep in mind that “success” doesn’t necessarily mean your cats will be best buddies. This process takes time: count on 2-4 weeks if integrating a kitten and an adult, and 4-6 weeks (or longer) if integrating two adults.