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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I am about to take from a friend 2 cats, both males. They are around 6-7 weeks old and for the moment they are very happy together. Is it possible that I will have hudge problems in the future, even if I castrate them?
Anyone with experience on this???

Thanx!!!
post #2 of 20
I can't see why there should be any problems because many of our members have boys cats, but if you do take them on i would certainly get them neutered still
post #3 of 20
I have currently taken on two 5 month old brothers, who are great together. I have to say they are more rumbunctious than my girls ever were - they destroy their toys more often and climb the curtains more! I have had to throw away a number of stuffed mice that they ripped to shreds, and I don't remember hte girls ever doing that. Just being little boys, I guess! They are both neutered now and I hope they may calm down a bit. But it is good to see them being kittens after a hard beginning on the street.
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
Yeah...I also hope so. I know that castrating them is out of question but do you think that a male and a female live in a better harmony than 2 males? Even if in both cases they are castrated...
post #5 of 20
Can i ask why you dont want to neuter them?, because it'll calm them down, and even if theres a male and female it depends on their nature.
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Haha, sorry for my english...I guess that what i said was wrong. I am certainly going to neuter them!!! But anyway from your answer and the one of jennyranson i understand that once neutered, there is no problem.

A las question: Do you think that 2 males (neutered) will mark their territory in the house more than 1 only male (living with a female) ???
post #7 of 20
Thats good to hear!

I can't answer that one about the boys marking their territory as i have girls but someone will advise you soon
post #8 of 20
I've got 2 males, both neutered. We had one for a month then got the other when they were both about 4 months old. They're now 2 and we've never had problems with aggression or marking territory at all.
I think personality is more important than gender. Your two are getting along great now and are growing up together so there's no reason to think that will change in the future.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by ksakkos
Haha, sorry for my english...I guess that what i said was wrong. I am certainly going to neuter them!!! But anyway from your answer and the one of jennyranson i understand that once neutered, there is no problem.

A las question: Do you think that 2 males (neutered) will mark their territory in the house more than 1 only male (living with a female) ???

I have five boy kitties and one female in my house. My boys get along famously, and my girl is the tough one...she is often hissing and growling at the others. My boys play together and lick each other often, so I don't think you would have a problem.
post #10 of 20
They probably will be ok if they are littermates now. Just get them neutered about 6 months. As they get older, they may change dominate positions, but its probably established now.

Most of my males were buddies to each other - rarely fighting. It was the females who seemed to have more "dominance" arguments among each other.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by ksakkos
I am about to take from a friend 2 cats, both males. They are around 6-7 weeks old and for the moment they are very happy together. Is it possible that I will have hudge problems in the future, even if I castrate them?
Anyone with experience on this???

Thanx!!!
I had two male cats for 7 years. They got along very well together.
post #12 of 20
I have 3 boys and 2 girls - the boys get along great. The girls.... well, they get along - but only when they want to.
post #13 of 20
Out of my seven cats, four of them are males and they all get along wonderfully. Two of my male cats sleep cuddled up together all the time. I personally find my male cats more friendly, more playful and more affectionate than my females.
post #14 of 20
I have 2 male cats and 2 female cats, all have been spayed/neutered. The 2 males are best friends and play together all the time, while the females tolerate each other, and they tolerate the males, but they aren't close.

I think the advice about getting one male and one female applies more to dogs, who are more aware of sex and pack order. We have a male dog and a female dog (neutered and spayed, of course) who get along fabulously together. But the times we've had foster dogs, if it's a male our male dog will tend to have trouble with him, and if it's a female our female will boss her around. So I think it's more of an issue with dogs than with cats.

post #15 of 20
House cats are probably closest in nature to lions. If you look at lion prides, they either consist of a group of closely related females, their offspring with a single male, or a group of males live togehter in bachelor groups.

I have 9 males and 3 females. The males all get along great with each other and the females are the ones that pick fights with everyone and set off the natural balance of the bachelor group. 2 males that are neutered are absolutely no problem. I recommend that if you have multiple cats, that you pick a single sex and stick with that. It is closer to their natural instincts to live that way.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by ryobious
Out of my seven cats, four of them are males and they all get along wonderfully. Two of my male cats sleep cuddled up together all the time. I personally find my male cats more friendly, more playful and more affectionate than my females.
Ditto!! I too have seven resident cats and also four of them are males. All love one & other...no hissing, fighting or spraying. Feeling like a parrot but I too find my males to be more affectionate & loving than my females
post #17 of 20
We currently have five males and one spayed female in our house. All of the males but the youngest have been neutered and as soon as he is eight months old he will be neutered also. All of the cats get along just fine and the only disagreements that they ever have is between our Silver Mau and the Maine Coon, the Maine Coon isn't old enough to be neutered yet but their disagreements seem to be more of a *heiarchy* thing than anything else. Having them neutered will not guarantee that they will never spray in your house but it sure makes it less likely, by the way......some people think that females will not spray, but I assure you that they will. Neutering and spaying our pets is healthier for them and will usually allow them to live a much longer, happier life.
post #18 of 20
We have 2 males the same age (1 year old now) They were both nutered early and we have had NO problems with them at all. They are truly best friends with each other.
Linda
post #19 of 20
Naww...males don't usually have any kind of problems with each other. It's kinda like how human men don't have the relationship issues women do (I mean with each other). For instance, I'm sure you've encountered many different problems with having women friends, however guys just hang out, don't have really anything going on behind-the-scenes that they aren't talking to each other about, etc. It's a much more relaxed friendship. It's pretty much the same in Kittyland.

If anything, male cats get VERY cuddly after being neutered, so no worries (whereas many female cats go through a COMPLETE personality change). They should be fine...especially because they've lived together for a while already.
post #20 of 20
I too have five males and three females living together. The males range in age from two years to five/six months old. The youngest two have yet to be neutered (they will be soon). I have had no spraying and no real issues at all. They all get along more or less famously unless they're eating (they need their own bowls, they don't like to share), and every once in a while one of my males will get it into his head to stalk and harrass one of my females, but has never inflicted actual harm beyond making her mad at him.
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