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Anyone had two male kittens?

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ifonly4 Tue 14-Aug-18 07:27:32

Just wondered if anyone has had two male kittens? If so, did they get on okay together or did they fight? Was one more territorial? Were they home loving/human loving?

We had a boy and a girl before who seemed to just tolerate eachother. She was indoors and loving, he was independent and only really became a softie in old age. Just wondering what two males could be like longterm.

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Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Tue 14-Aug-18 08:27:49

Yes - in over 30 years of cat ownershio I've done this three times and the cats have always got on well - my previous pair were completely inseparable. Have 7 month old boy litter mates at the moment - getting on very well.
All the male cats I've had have been affectionate & cuddly. The girl cats I've had have been more restrained and never got on with their siblings as well.
Typical picture of old boys (now RIP cats) enclosed.

dementedpixie Tue 14-Aug-18 08:30:40

I've got 2 males who are brothers (got them as 8 week old kittens) They get on great even if there is a bit of chasing and play fighting at times. They will sleep beside each other and do mutual grooming. They do have different personalities - 1 is more timid whereas the other is a bit cheeky but we still love the both of them

dementedpixie Tue 14-Aug-18 08:33:37

My boys

ShutTheFridgeUp Tue 14-Aug-18 08:34:57

We have 2 brothers from the same litter. They are incredibly affectionate and don't fight with each other. They played a lot as kittens, but they're both 7 now and we have the occasional chase around the house, but they've both mellowed with age.

scarlettio Tue 14-Aug-18 08:41:08

I'm going to echo the above owners. We have 2 boy tabbies - 3 year old brothers and they are such good buddies - they genuinely seem to love each other. smile

FeckingFeckers Tue 14-Aug-18 08:42:01

I have 2 brothers and they're fine. I have had them done though so that could be a factor. They sometimes argue and sleep at separate ends of the cat bed but usually sleep curled up together and don't mind sharing food or treats. They also fight other cats for each other. I've nicknamed them the krays grin

The kitten process was the toughest part but as soon as they could go and play out they were fine, as they burnt their energy off outside instead of annoying me.

afreshnewname Tue 14-Aug-18 08:43:20

We had two boys and they where lovely together, really affectionate and always together, got two girls a couple of years ago and they hate each other, always lashing out at each other and never sit in the same room

schooltripwoes Tue 14-Aug-18 08:44:57

They'll be fine - make sure you get them neutered as soon as you can though as that'll stop them fighting for the territory.

dementedpixie Tue 14-Aug-18 08:45:52

Mine were neutered and chipped at 4 months, as recommended

MonaLisaSimpson Tue 14-Aug-18 08:46:42

I've currently got a 1yo boy and a 3yo boy. They adore each other!

When I got the now 1yo he was only 6 weeks old (mum rejected her kittens) and he was terrified of the other one but it took 2 weeks max for them to be best friends.

They do scrap with each other but it's play fighting. They also wash each other and sometimes they make DD and I collapse in quivering heaps of "awwww" by cuddling up with each other to sleep.

Icequeen01 Tue 14-Aug-18 08:58:11

Yes numerous times and never had a problem. I currently have two ginger brothers. They love to groom each other but they taper very different personalities. One is very much an outdoor cat and the other loves to be inside.

ifonly4 Tue 14-Aug-18 10:19:57

Thanks for your replies. The little guys in question are through an animal charity and we're going around to see them tonight. Apparently there are actually three to choose from (choosing 2 out of 3, I had to do that last night and it's so.. hard) and all get on equally. They're roughly 50/50 black and white but I don't mind as my last two were the same and I loved them to bits. Wish us luck.

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Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Tue 14-Aug-18 10:29:15

Take all three - it would be a shame to just leave one behind grin.

thecatneuterer Tue 14-Aug-18 10:32:20

Take three!

Aprilshowersinaugust Tue 14-Aug-18 10:34:00

Yabu to consider leaving 1 behind

ifonly4 Tue 14-Aug-18 10:34:24

Have to say, I'd love all three but two is DH's limit. Also, we had our last two well into old age and they became quite expensive with a vet's trip every couple over months over two years and fussy eating, so have to be realistic about costs.

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IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Tue 14-Aug-18 10:36:14

We had 3 brothers from a rescue, still have 2 as unfortunately one died unexpectedly last year, they were all lovely together (And the remaining 2 still are). You can't split them up OP! You won't notice an extra one!

ifonly4 Tue 14-Aug-18 10:37:27

Please please don't tell me to take all three, it's going to be a hard enough decision to leave one - wish me luck!

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Aprilshowersinaugust Tue 14-Aug-18 10:39:35

I have 2 tabby brothers. They are 6 and still curl up together, groom each other and just love each other!!
One loves our ddogs and the other doesn't. Poor ddog2 gets confused and a batted nose for her kissing efforts!!

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Tue 14-Aug-18 10:44:18

I may not have mentioned that when I got the two brothers above I also got their sister. DW was insistent beforehand that we were only get two kittens - however once we got there... grin

chuckiecheese Tue 14-Aug-18 10:48:16

Please get all three! Don't split them up sad

thecatneuterer Tue 14-Aug-18 10:53:22

I remember years ago accompanying the head of the rescue to deliver 'two' kittens to a family. Only there were three kittens. So she took them all into the house and asked the children to choose which one they should send back to live in a cage, all alone, without its siblings, crying .... grin

Unsurprisingly they decided to keep all three, which I thought was genius, if a little underhand ...

Oliversmumsarmy Tue 14-Aug-18 10:53:54

I have 4. They play together. They groom each other.

We watch them sometimes and swear they are playing hide and seek.

Definitely get all 3. You might be separating best mates.

mistermagpie Tue 14-Aug-18 12:17:51

I had two males from the same litter. They were the absolute best of friends, slept together, washed each other etc, the whole of their lives. The vet warned me that they might have conflict in adolescence but it never happened. One of them died a year ago and his brother pined so much that I got him a little friend. If ever I am catless again I will get two males I think.

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