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Will a male kitten spray...

Will a male 4month old kitten spray if we add a 3month old female kitten to our family? They don't show interest in each other but, still will he? Male kitten is COMET Female kitten is CHECKERS

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  • Sandy NenningerSandy Nenninger PlainvilleMember Posts: 1,975
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    Kittens reach sexual maturity at different ages so he may not yet be old enough to use spraying to mark his territory. Males are actually more likely to spray in the presence of another male than with a female to identify his space. Just to be safe, I would schedule him to be neutered in another month or so. My vet says 5 months or 5 pounds. Then you can hopefully avoid the begginings of his urge to spray and also prevent any unwanted mating between the 2 cats. You just never know when they are ready and I have a friend at work who waited too long and when she finally scheduled the surgery, she had a nasty surprise when she found out her 6 month old kitten was already pregnant.
  • Pamela WilcoxPamela Wilcox Member Posts: 9
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    Four months is kind of young, but he, if left un-neutered, will eventually spray, no doubt about it. And, it smells awful! If you have no plans for breeding (I notice from his profile, that he's purebred), call your vet, tell him the size and age of the cat, and set up an appropriate time. If he says it's definitely too soon, call back and make an appointment, as soon as he is big/old enough. If you plan on breeding, I can only tell you...he'll definitely spray. There's not much you can do about it. Unless there's a definite market for Manx cats in your neighborhood, I'd choose neutering.
  • Myndi DavisMyndi Davis LehiMember Posts: 215
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    will he spray at 4 months? unlikely. But he will spray once he reaches his sexual maturity. This is generally around 6-8 months. also, don't be fooled... just because they aren't showing much interest in each other now, all that will change once the female kitten goes into heat. please have them both spayed and neutered. It is much better for their health. Then you won't have to worry about him spraying or her becoming pregnant. I would recommend having them both fixed before 6 months old.
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