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Does neutering change a male cats personality?

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AdriftOnMemoryBliss Wed 10-Feb-16 21:20:24

Probably a weird question, but my 6mo boy is coming up for being done, and he's such a sweetheart, so loving, velcro kitty.

i'm getting a little worried that having him done is going to a) make him upset with me so the cuddles stop or b) change his personality so the cuddles stop.

i wouldnt not get him done, because i am a responsible owner, i just wondered if anyone had noticed any changes?

cozietoesie Wed 10-Feb-16 21:23:12

In my own experience, if they're sweethearts before neutering, they'll stay sweethearts after it. Don't worry. smile

Wolfiefan Wed 10-Feb-16 21:25:25

I can't imagine it would. I think the only behaviours it would be likely to affect would be negative ones like spraying and roaming.

Wolfiefan Wed 10-Feb-16 21:26:49

Missed the other point. We had our two girls spayed late last year. They were a bit quiet to start with but are actually now more loving than ever. (They can go out now and I think that makes them VERY happy!)

lazybones77 Wed 10-Feb-16 21:29:15

I was worried about this as well but my 8 month old kitten is exactly the same as he was before he was neutered. Just as cuddly and playful as he was.

cozietoesie Wed 10-Feb-16 21:32:57

I think Wolfie is right. Neutering will curb the 3 Fs in males. (Well maybe not the Feeding.)

Wolfiefan Wed 10-Feb-16 21:34:20

Ha it certainly hasn't curbed the feeding in my girls!! smile

hollinhurst84 Wed 10-Feb-16 21:35:22

I have a neutered male that's a complete Velcro cat if that helps
This is him giving me a hug in his favourite place on the sofa!

SquadGoals Wed 10-Feb-16 21:37:08

Had my boys done last month, they are still total Velcro cats.

They even have to come to the toilet with us.

hollinhurst84 Wed 10-Feb-16 21:43:55

Ahhh Squad I know the feeling grin
If I shut the door he chats to me through it hmm like having a toddler!

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 10-Feb-16 21:44:44

They stay soppy, it doesn't seem to upset them too much.

AdriftOnMemoryBliss Wed 10-Feb-16 21:55:44


great! thank you!

My girl cat is a 'cuddles on her terms' sort of cat, which means i get 5 minutes then she wanders off and ignores me disdainfully, until i leave the room, then she absolutely MUST come wherever i am..

Boycat is such a cuddler in comparison, its lovely as he's always curled up with me and purring like an engine, i'd miss it if he stopped!

AdriftOnMemoryBliss Wed 10-Feb-16 21:56:40

Lol, i think girlcat thinks i've climbed out the bathroom window the way she shouts at me if i dare shut the door without letting her in with me!

Bogburglar99 Wed 10-Feb-16 21:58:44

Bogbastardkitten was a sweetheart before and after he lost his manhood. The only difference is a heightened suspicion of the vets which seemed reasonable smile

cozietoesie Wed 10-Feb-16 21:59:13

Also, they don't seem to associate their basic people with the op, going to the vet etc. Or if they do, they don't dwell on it.

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