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can an older, fixed, female cat live in harmony with a younger, unfixed, male cat?

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SMOKEY - is my 4 year old, Siamese/Persion, long furred black cat, whom is very loving and curios. He spent the first year of his life with his brother and sister, the last year and a half with his, now larger and fixed brother, the get along for the most part. other than that he's been the only cat around. JENVINVE - is a 16 year old, Tortus Shell, short furred cat, whom is used to getting her way. She was raised by an older, fixed male cat, for the first 12 years of her life, whom she adored. He died 4 years ago and she's been solo ever since.

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  • patricia ponivaspatricia ponivas Las Vegas, NVMember Posts: 51,847
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    The best thing to do is get the male fixed. They can get along together great if he is fixed. Unfixed males are by nature more aggresive and have that sexual urge. There are low cost spay/nueter clinics around. Call around and find a low cost one. Please get the male fixed. If something happens that he gets out, he will not be able to mate, and there will be less unwanted cats around.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    Max is right. Unless you area professional breeder who plans to breed this cat, you need to get him fixed for many reasons. It will make things much easier for everyone involved.
  • Valerie DurhamValerie Durham Member Posts: 8,724
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    First of all, why don't you have Smokey fixed? If he's already 4 years old and not marking your house with urine, or trying to get outside to impregnate the local females, then consider yourself lucky. I myself have a mature, intact male who doesn't do either of those things, but I am using him for breeding purposes. Neutering is said to cut down on testicular cancer, but--surprise!--it's because they don't have testicles. Fixed males are said to be more affectionate than unfixed ones. Considering the pluses and minuses, I would recommend neutering. It's a simple surgical procedure--Harvey had his surgery in the morning, and was alert and very much himself by the afternoon. His incision was closed by surgical glue, and he was more puzzled by the fact that he had been shaved down there than by the loss of the family jewels. Neutering is much cheaper than spaying, and cat rescue groups will introduce you to cheap options.
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