Male or female cat: how to choose? 3 keys to help you


When adopting a cat, the sex of the little feline is an important selection criterion for people who do not intend to have it sterilized. For others, the choice between a male and a female is necessary because they are convinced that the sex of a cat influences its character. In order to see a little more clearly, here are the main points to know before setting your sights on a tom or a cat. Character and characteristics of the unsterilized cat and cat are the three keys to consider.

1 – Choosing between a tomcat and a kitten: are there character differences depending on the cat’s sex?

In cats, the differences in character between a male and a female are not not obvious. Moreover, it is not proven that a cat is more affectionate than a tomcat, nor that a male is much more lonely than a kitten. Some cats do not seek caresses and are able to snub their master all day long, while many male cats are real glues and are ready to spend their lives in the arms of their breeder.

The character of a cat, whether male or female, can be in part linked to his race but it is mostly forged over time. Theeducation amply participates in it, as does the relationship which gradually establishes itself between animals and humans. A loved cat, fruit of all the attentions, is likely to be much more cuddly than a cat ignored by members of its foster family or, worse, constantly rebuffed.

If you want to adopt a cat, it is therefore advisable to learn about its former owners but also on his life story. This will say much more about his character than the sex of the little feline …

2 – Choosing a male or female cat: what makes the difference?

Ultimately, male and female cats are quite similar overall. Where everything can change is between sterilized and unsterilized cats, regardless of their sex. Here are some things to know, which can help future adopters to select their future cat in full knowledge of the facts according to their gender.

12 characteristics of a whole male cat (not neutered)

  1. The search for independence,
  2. The loud meows,
  3. Urinary marking,
  4. Scratches, another type of territorial marking,
  5. The hunt,
  6. Vagrancy,
  7. The repeated fugues,
  8. The fights between congeners,
  9. Emotional instability due to the proximity of other males which can even turn into anxiety,
  10. Its vulnerability to certain serious diseases,
  11. An increased risk of accidents,
  12. Shortened life expectancy.

12 peculiarities of an unsterilized cat

It is during the heat that the behavior of a cat changes.

  1. Brawls with other rival females,
  2. Agitation,
  3. The loud meows,
  4. A need for increased attention,
  5. An exacerbated sensitivity,
  6. The marking of the territory,
  7. Frequent urges to go out,
  8. The fugues,
  9. Loss of appetite,
  10. Very specific postures (hindquarters raised and tail held to the side),
  11. Vulnerability to serious illnesses,
  12. A shorter life expectancy.

3 – The differences between male and female cats fade after sterilization

It is recommended to castrate a tomcat or sterilize a pussy for protect his health because sterilization limits the risk of fatal diseases such as many cancers since it has an impact on the hormonal system. It also considerably reduces the risk of injuries during fights between congeners, accidents during runaways and wanderings, for both males and females who then become much calmer. And contrary to popular belief, a cat and a female cat do not need to have mated at all or even to have had offspring at least once to live happily.

When choosing a cat, the sex of the animal is important only for future owners who absolutely want to breed their little feline. So it does not matter whether it is a male or a female. The main thing is that the little furball is welcomed by a loving family, and the owner will do everything to ensure the health of his little pet. Sterilization is therefore one of the acts of prevention extremely important.