Pros and cons of males / females

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  1. thedeans

    thedeans PetForums Senior

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    I've been asked by kittens new potential owners wether boys wee on things more than girls - and if boys are more or less friendly than girls - to be honest I've no idea so I thought I'd ask what peoples experience of each is what are the pros/ cons of male cats and pros /cons of females?
     
  2. oggers86

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    Having owned 3 girls and 1 boy I am probably not the best to answer but the boy is really friendly, doesnt wee but being long haired and a "I like to roll around in mud" outdoor type cat he does smell. He cleans regularly but not obsessively. Hes insanely cuddly and will cuddle up to you at any time, anywhere until he gets too hot. Pick him up off a chair, put him on your knee, a total strangers knee and he wont even flick an ear.

    Girl 1: One word sums her up and that is "Princess" Small, fussy, moody, obsessively clean and everything is on her terms only. Pick her up and you have to be fast or you get bitten. She protests every time about being picked up and will only let you have a cuddle if shes half asleep. She often looks at you like you are the biggest idiot on the planet and why on earth does she share her airspace with us. Isnt exactly thrilled with visitors, again probably because she deems us unworthy of her presence. Refuses to sleep on her own and has to share someones bed.

    Girls 2 and 3 are not at all princessey or stuck up like little one above. They are affectionate but they wont melt into you like the boy cat. Probably not as obsessively clean as the other girl but they can also be a bit aloof. Bf laid down next to one of them earlier, she looks at him and just walks off to sit elsewhere. I found this highly amusing and thought it summed up girl behaviour entirely. Other girl is probably more cuddly and likes to sit on you, the other one likes to sit beside you. Both a bit wary of new people but very mischevious and adventurous, girl cat number 1 wasnt particularly either even as a kitten.

    I think if I were to get another cat I would go for a boy this time as I have heard they are more affectionate and laid back. One of each would be ideal for me as I like girls as well.
     
  3. Jenny1966

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    I have one of each ...... with my 2 I would say that Manny is a lot more friendly, more cuddly, more soppy :) But then it could be that Molly is just one of a kind ...... can be friendly, can be cuddly can be soppy ..... just that sometimes she doesnt want to be :D
     
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    I think that in general the boys are simpler creatures, more steady in their behaviour and temperament, easier cats to own.
    BUT.....I would not swop my girls for all the tea in China! Tricky, moody, demanding and downright annoying at times but just so adorable with it.
    Example.....I am sitting on the sofa with this laptop...Monty decides he wants attention and a cuddle, so up he jumps, headbutts, purrs and snuggles for 10 minutes or so. Easy
    Next Mitzy wants attention...she sits and stares at me while I beseech her to jump up. Hmm, next she goes to the end of the sofa and starts to scratch it while staring at me again Finally I get up to go to her and off she gallops, tail in the air, playing hard to get. Irresistible!
    Tell them all to get one of each!
     
  5. Lunabuma

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    My female cats were and are so lovingly devoted to me, it brings a tear to my eye thinking about it! I sought out a girl when I was looking for my kittens.

    The boy (Ziggy) is currently lolling on my knee but he will do that on anyone!
     
  6. Jenny1966

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    Sums my Molly up perfectly!!! :)
     
  7. Cats cats cats

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    In my experience , boys are more friendly :) and less inclined to be moody :D :D

    Ive had more boys than girls but do have a girl at the moment , Moo Moo .............. Moo for MOODY :eek: :D :D

    My boys however are all love machines :D :D :D

    Ive never had a cat, male or female that wees everywhere, or that smells :eek:

    I think the "smelly male" idea may stem from unneutered toms , their urine STINKS and they are more likey to spray (inside too :D )to mark their territory :crazy:
     
  8. dandogman

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    I have got both.

    The males is more friendlier and spends more time in the house, wheras the female is more nervy and spends a lot of time outside.
     
  9. rose

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    I always have female dogs and male cats :D:D
     
  10. notsure

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    I think it depends more on the personality of the individual cat rather than thier sex. Right now I have 2 males - Odin loves cuddles, he would spend almost all day snuggled up to someone if he could (and I don't think it matters who that someone is) - Oslo is far more independant, although when he does want cuddles he is the sweetest, snuggliest kitten...

    As for peeing everywhere, while entire males have a reputation (well deserved) for scent marking, actually peeing outside the tray that can be done by either sex - just look through the number of threads by members who are currently going through, or have gone through this in the past (most are successfully resolved).
     

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