Cat's International offers several guidelines to consider when adding a cat to the family. For example, if you currently have a female cat, lean towards getting a younger female as males may overpower or be too rough for the female. Alternatively, a male cat may enjoy another male to play and roughhouse with.
A comprehensive poll of feline veterinary practitioners several years ago actually rated male cats as more affectionate than female cats. 2 “Male cats are often more friendly than female cats,” says Susan Saffron, author of several books on pets and founder of the National Association of Pet Rescue Professionals. 3
As with male cats, they are also less aggressive and more affectionate. According to studies, spayed female cats also live not ‘twice’ as long as long, like male cats, but 62% longer. An average female cat typically weighs around 2.7 to 4.5 kg (5.9 to 9 lb), 2 to 4 lb less than that of a male cat.
So getting it right can be important, especially if this is your first cat. In some ways male and female cats follow the same stereotype as male and female humans. Both types of cat pay a lot of attention to status, but they go about it differently. A female cat is more likely to be passive-aggressive.
Different cats have different personalities and outlooks on life. I've known some females that are so chummy & some males that hate me. I know of the garage cats, I've got one super friendly male and one super friendly female. I also have one female who would love to scratch my eyes out, but no male that wants to do so.
The Pros and Cons of Female Cats. While many people claim that male cats tend to be more affectionate than female cats, many females are extremely affectionate and sociable. Many people find that spayed female cats become almost maternal to their human companions, and are extremely affectionate, loyal, and sweet.
Generally, a male cat will be bigger than a female cat. This is, of course, generalization and only assumes the cats are of the same breed. A female Maine coon cat will be bigger than a male Siamese. Even if the cats are in the same breed, a female can be unusually large and a male can be unusually small.
Male vs Female cats Discussion in 'Showing and Ethical Breeding' started by ... one who has had cats of BOTH sexes my entire life and doesn't think sex has anything to do with how affectionate the cat is. Cats are all individuals. I have had incredibly affectionate females AND incredibly affectionate males and on the other hand have had very ...
Enter the Affectionate Male Cat. Even without reproductive hormones to rage within them, the feline experts at Animal Planet say there is at least one distinct difference between even fixed male and female cats: Male cats are more outgoing.
Male cats tend to be much larger than females. Males, or toms, can be friendlier than females. Intact male cats “spray” to mark their territory and “howl” for females (this is usually not a problem if you get him neutered). Female cats tend to be more reserved than males but are far less likely to spray.