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Old 20-02-2012, 11:15 AM
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Re: Pros and cons of males / females

I have a girl cat and a boy cat.

Boy: He is the younger (son actually). He's very moany if you are in a different room which he cannot access. He likes to be in my face and as close as possible. He's got into the habit of jumping on my back and then trying to balance around my neck if I am on the computer. Still in the bity stage. I keep thinking I haven't brought him up as well as the mother

Girl: She's lovely. While she is independent, I can pick her up and sit her on my knee where she'll get herself comfortable and stay there. She is sad when I go to work and is always on the fridge wanting to paw me when I come in. Usually I cannot even get through the door without her trying to bring me close for a nose kiss. I feel a bit sorry for her though as she submits to the boy cat if he nuzzles in for food so I make sure I treat her when He's not looking.

Neither wee outside of the box. They enjoy scratching at the carpet so we put gaffer tape down to try and discourage them... they seem not to like their scratching post/cat tree. Maybe a stand-alone scratching post would do the trick? Don't really want a scratching board as this will encourage them to scratch the carpets I feel.

I think though notsure has hit it on the head. It depends on their personalities and how they have been brought up in my opinion.
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Old 20-02-2012, 01:26 PM
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Re: Pros and cons of males / females

I don't have vast experience of cats like some of the members do but based on my two boys I would agree a lot of it comes down to the individual cat rather than gender. Both boys come from the same litter. One is a bit dopey but always friendly, generally very cuddly and likes to sit on laps. He is pretty straightforward but will tell you very quickly if you are annoying him! The other boy is much more bossy and moody - acts as though he is abused sometime, crawling along the floor on his belly to avoid being stroked as he passes you, that kind of thing. I do wonder what an RSPCA inspector might think! He doesn't do laps but loves cuddles when it suits him - particularly belly rubs, and when he's in that mood he is by far the most pliant of the two...
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Re: Pros and cons of males / females

I found with my kittens that the boys were definitely more affectionate. The only way to describe it is that boys are steady and girls are hormonal. All of my kits would snuggle with me, and Millie will wtart to purr and headbut if you even beathe in her general direction, but with the boys, it was different somehow. When a girl gives affection, you know that they're holding something back, perhaps their mind is on other things, I don't know, but when a boy gives affection, it's like his whole body and mind melts into the loving, and he'd gbe content if it never stopped. Girls will take it for a bit, but then they'll be off doing something else. Does that make any sense?
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Re: Pros and cons of males / females

I think it is much more the individual cats personality.

Lets face it one of the reasons we love cats is that they like things much more on their terms than dogs

I have had equally affectionate boys and girls.
I will agree though that the boys do fine putting the brain cells into action a little taxing at times!
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Re: Pros and cons of males / females

I've read somewhere that boys tend to be more affectionate and attached to their owners. While I agree with others who've said that it's more to do with the individual cat than the gender, I can say that seems to be true with my cats. Both of my female kittens are more independent, they like to be petted but they don't like to sit on someones's lap. The boy on the other hand is very gentle and affectionate. He goes to sit on my lap at least twice a day, tries to sit as close to my face as possible and gives me kisses
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Re: Pros and cons of males / females

Fro me the boy is the standoff ish one and my two girls are far more affectionate. Each has their own personality.
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Re: Pros and cons of males / females

defo individual

childhood pair - girl liked everyone , if she wanted a cuddle the nearest lap was fine
boy - only ever sat on me or my dad (and would check house for me before the last resort dad!)

gali girl - shy, choses when she wants cuddles - but they are full on
missing ginger girl - liked everyone and told people (including postie) off if they went past without worship
newton boy- likes everyone, choses when for cuddles
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Re: Pros and cons of males / females

I've always had one of each sex and the boys are so much more affectionate than the girls. Sure, the girls have always been affectionate but the boys are the ones that like to lay like babes in arms or curl up on a cozy lap to sleep. Female cats are often (in my experience) feisier, more independant, show affection on their terms and are slightly more aloof.
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Re: Pros and cons of males / females

I have a boy and two girls
Boy is very loving, a bit clingy. Likes sleeping A LOT. Loves being cuddled, picked up and carried around. I got him as a rescue cat and even though he is neutered, he does spray in the house occasionally when he hears the local prowling tomcat nearby. It is annoying when he does that because if you don't clean up the wee immediately, it does tend to smells after a few days. However, I know that a neutered boy spraying is the exception to the norm. Girly is a very sweet but feisty cat, also a rescue cat found abandoned on a roof. Not terribly affectionate and doesn't like being picked up. But does like having her ears and neck massaged (just don't go near her tail) She is my OH's "princess"
Flea - lively, friendly and affectionate, but does not like being picked up or "hugged". Also a rescue cat (ex feral)
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Re: Pros and cons of males / females

I have a boy and a girl and both are affectionate but in different ways. Basil comes for snuggles on the sofa a lot more often and when he does he likes to snuggle up as close to my face as possible. Sybil meeows and flops about on my stomach when she wants attention but only very rarely likes to get close to the face - she will never say no to a belly rub though She is curled up on my legs on the sofa as I type. Sybil hides when new people come over, whereas Basil just sees them as extra hands to stroke him. Only had toileting problems with Basil right at the beginning of adopting them, whereas we're still working through it with Sybil.
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