New Cat

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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Just call me gullible and never at home much. I have taken on a new cat. My older cat (just a year and a half old, named Shug Avery) has a new housemate--a black short hair male. I have yet to name it because I can't remember any of the men's names on The Color Purple. Now Shug Avery won't be so lonely.

    I have never had a male and a female cat. Are the males usually as aggessive (fighting wise) to the females as the females are to each other?
     
  2. Rev. Joshua

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    Saggy, cats are territorial. They like to stake out an area as their "turf." Within their own territory, any cat is going to be aggressive toward another cat. Outside of their territory, they tend to be submissive.

    My wife (the veterinarian) says you should always have one more litter box than you do cats so that they can each decide which one is theirs and still have options. Also, make sure that they each have a cozy spot that is theirs alone.

    Joshua
     
  3. Heathen

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    Cats are cats. I am currently a one-cat person right now. At one time I had two, both males. The older one was already neutered when I got him. I got the other as a kitten two years later. Until I had the younger one "fixed" he was sort of aggressive. Mostly, he wanted out most of the time to go "tom cattin." Since he was brought home as a kitten for my daughter, he remained extremely playful. Sometimes he would get the "heebie jeebies" and go tearing through the house like something was after him.

    Both of those cats are gone now. My current "furry companion" is a spayed female. If you haven't noticed yet, each cat has it's own personality. And I have yet to meet a cat that thought it was owned. If anything, they own us. I consider myself my cat's human.
     
  4. susanpet

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    I have three cats, two males and one female. They have all been neutered,spayed. One of the males loves to chase the female around the house, but they never fight. I think the "old girl" likes it. But seriously, you do need two litter boxes. My female began to use the carpet and I had to get two more boxes and place them in seperate rooms.
     
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    I 'inherited' one 10yr.old female cat(inside pet), one dalmation, one taco-bell dog, & about 20 outside cats, one of which was 15yrs.old, but died recently. All these have names & prominent personalities. And then we have the neighborhood critters that mosey on over--maybe even a 'gator.
     

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