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Male cat behavior: everything you need to know
Male cat behavior: everything you need to know

The cat, as we know, is one of the most fascinating animals in existence. What is not known, however, is that the behavior of the male cat it is different from that of the female

No two cats are alike, each one has its own peculiarities, yet it is possible to identify very specific characteristics in our "boy". Understanding it and knowing how to interpret the gestures is important to set up a good family coexistence.

The male cat as a kitten


Kittens, as is well known, are a concentrate of tenderness and a desire to play. But it is possible, already a 4-5 weeks of age, begin to glimpse the behavior of the male cat.

Kittens, even when they are small, already have different personalities, even between siblings of the same litter. We can identify calmer, more shy, more suspicious, more reactive puppies.

In general however, for good kittens care, both male and female, they have a personality very active: it is good, in addition to pampering them, to make them interact and play because it is an integral part of the development of social consciousness.

The male cat in nature

cat in the meadow
cat in the meadow

In nature, male cats tend to have more behavior solitary. They share the same areas with other males as long as the resources present in the area are sufficient for everyone.

In the feline colonies, for example, they can find plenty of food and places to rest: it's not that unusual to find more male cats coexisting peacefully.

Things change in the period of loves: the presence of females in heat leads male cats to fight each other, even causing injuries of a certain entity.

The uncastrated cat in the house


Generally speaking, male cats have a different character from females: males seem to be more cuddly and affectionate than the females, which are slightly more aggressive and distrustful due to their maternal nature.

When we decide to adopt a male cat, however, we must also consider his behavior from not castrated.

From the age of about 6 months, instinct leads the male cat to want to leave the house to look for the female and a mark the territory with splashes of very unpleasant smelling pee.

The male cat will be a little irritable and less patient, but it is normal: they are the hormones that affect his behavior.

If the male is unable to go out to look for his potential partner and mark territory, he can also become unmanageable. This is why it should usually be sterilized close to the sixth month of life, when statistically it is more likely that the heat is close.

The castrated cat


By deciding to neuter our male cat also his behavior it will change slightly, becoming more docile and calm.

His personality will not change: with the castration the cat is deprived of the hormones that regulate sexual behavior, so as to stop the desire and instinct for mating.

This will avoid arousing irritability and frustration in him, which in the long run can make the male cat unmanageable.

Remember that the choice of castration does not only affect behavior but above all his own healthNon-neutered cats have a higher risk of cancer than neutered males.