Originally Posted by keith p
And even though we get our cats spayed/neutered, I've had one animal behaviorist tell me that this doesn't fully "desex" their behaviors.
That is true!
I've nine cats, all of whom were rescued from the street and all of whom have been spayed/neutered. The males still fight and still try to spray, despited being deballed. I don't need an animal behaviorist to tell me that those boys still have very strong territorial and heirarchical instincts, and that's what it's all about. Even Ludwig, our "fraidycat", will occasionally try to spray even though he's anything but an "alpha" cat.
Personally, I think we have too many males in a too-small house....