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two boys living together?

post #1 of 23
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i heard that you should not try to have two boy cats because they will fight, is this true?
post #2 of 23
As long as they are both neutered then they should be fine as long as you introduce them properly. But that has nothing to do with their sex, it is just how you introduce them and their personalities. I have actually found boy cats to get along a lot better with each other then females do. Neutering really makes all the difference. Males will spray too if not neutered. I have 3 neutered males and they all love each other. My girls are the ones who have issues with each other.
post #3 of 23
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who gets along better, boy-boy or boy-girl?
post #4 of 23
I've never had an indoor boy and girl, but my two boys now get along great together! I think its more a matter of individual kitty temperment, and quality of introduction, but any combination should work out fine.
post #5 of 23
I have 3 of each, all brought in at different times, no fur flying here, everyone gets along great.
post #6 of 23
I've only ever had boys (neutered) and they've got along fine.
post #7 of 23
My neutered boys are littermates and get along wonderfully. They're very loving towards one another. My best friend has boy/girl littermates and they're close too, although the girl is definitely in charge.

Honestly, I think that with proper introduction, most any pairing will work. YMMV of course, depending on the individual purrsonalities involved.
post #8 of 23
If they are neutered it is no big deal.

The question is if they are whole, feks two Sirs. It may go well, at least some time, but no quaranties given. You must wait and see, and be prepared for a quick castration of at least one of them. Although you may buy some time with the Pill.
post #9 of 23
Mine are all three (neutered) boys and I wouldn't have it any other way!
It's all in the introductions.
post #10 of 23
Unneutered males will fight in most cases, but I've have more boys living together then girls - the boys were all neutered (except my rex stud) and even he loved everyone in the house - male or female and never faught with any of them
post #11 of 23
I have 2 boys - Harley is 1 year old and Davidson is 12 weeks - and they get along wonderfully. I dont' think it so much matters on the gender, but their personalities
post #12 of 23
my personal experience shows me that males seem to get on better than females actually, females always seem to be, uh, a bit, uh feisty but my boys are usually the first to except any new additions
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by nekokaasan View Post
My neutered boys are littermates and get along wonderfully. They're very loving towards one another. My best friend has boy/girl littermates and they're close too, although the girl is definitely in charge.

Honestly, I think that with proper introduction, most any pairing will work. YMMV of course, depending on the individual purrsonalities involved.
whats YMMV?
post #14 of 23
Your mileage may vary, i.e. what works for me might not work for you.
post #15 of 23
My boys get along for the most part. They sometimes wrestle and chase each other. Especially in the middle of the night if one is sleeping with us and the other wants their spot. It never gets serious though.
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
my personal experience shows me that males seem to get on better than females actually, females always seem to be, uh, a bit, uh feisty but my boys are usually the first to except any new additions

That is exactly how it works in my home too! My boys are the peace makers.
post #17 of 23
Boy boy is working out very well here. These two love each other a lot.



I had a woman who was looking to adopt two kittens say to me that two male cats aren't any good because they become "queerish." She posed this as a question several times until I finally disagreed with her.

I told her I didn't want to put a label on animals. They are such natural creatures but if fixed they don't even think in terms of sexuality or sexual preference.

I know she meant they do just what my two do, they cuddle and lick each other, play together and are in general the most adorable specimins of perfect companionship. I don't want to put a human moniker on them, like "queerish."
post #18 of 23
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i think that was a pretty dumb thing for that lady to say.....
post #19 of 23
"They get queerish, don'cha think?"

Finally had to say, "No."
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
ok, what about 2 girls living together? i just got a new 9 week female kitten from the humane society. just wondering what to expect between her and my 9 month old female
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Vik61 View Post
"They get queerish, don'cha think?"

Finally had to say, "No."
that just sounds so idiotic to me, i dont think i would let that woman have a kitten until she did some research and started sounding smarter.
post #22 of 23
I have 4 boys and they all get along. I have seen girl cats to be more on their own, I heard this may be because they have the instinct to protect thier young so they dont always like other cats close, but it all depends on each cats personality.
post #23 of 23
If they are neutered and introduced properly then you probably won't have any difficulties. There is the variable of the individuals, and of course it depends on the actual cats, but all of the boy-boy pairs I know have been great together.
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