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What are the characteristics of a tom cat?

Unaltered male cats are commonly referred to as “Tom” cats. Intact male cats have a characteristic appearance, with a heavier, more muscular body, thick neck and the typical big, heavy tomcat head.

How do you tell if a cat is a tomcat?

Sexing Grown Cats

  1. “Whole” cats: Tomcats that have not been neutered have readily evident testicles and a broader jowl.
  2. Spayed and neutered cats: Spayed female cats will still show the upside down “!,” but if she is adopted as an adult, x-rays or an abdominal ultrasound may be needed to confirm she has been spayed.

Are Tomcats affectionate?

Unneutered male cats are not particularly known for their affectionate ways with people, although exceptions certainly do exist. Before a cat is fixed, his motivations are primarily hormonal. That means instead of wanting to be loving with you, his sights are set on the females in his vicinity.

Are Tom cats friendly?

A comprehensive poll of feline veterinary practitioners several years ago actually rated male cats as more affectionate than female cats. “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.

Are boy cats nicer?

Choosing a gender 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.

Why do tom cats have big cheeks?

The fat jowls and thick neck are nature’s way of protecting the most likely areas to be injured in territorial fights and during mating. Most cats these days are neutered before reaching puberty and never develop these features. Since Domino was neutered his cheeks remained just as fat but his thick neck has softened.

Are male cats nicer after neutering?

They tend to more gentle and affectionate. Neutered males tend to roam less and typically are not involved in as many fights with other animals. Neutering keeps your pet healthier.

Why are male cats better?

What does a tomcat do in the wild?

A tomcat has a tendency to roam in search of female cats in heat. As he moves into the territory of other males, he will fight them.

How is a tomcat different from a male cat?

A tomcat is a sexually mature male cat that has not been desexed and is prone to fighting over females and territory. A tomcat has a tendency to roam in search of female cats in heat. As he moves into the territory of other males, he will fight them.

How do Tomcats get along with other cats?

In a house where multiple tomcats are present, it usually turns out that the ones who see each other as competitors do not get along with each other. In most cases, the stronger tomcat always dominates the other cats. It is also observed that tomcats get along well with other female cats.

Is it necessary to neuter a male Tomcat?

Although being aggressive is a part of its personality, a tomcat’s high level of testosterone is mainly responsible for its hostile behavior. Therefore, it is said that if one wants to exercise control over his male pet cat, and make it a household pet, it is advisable to have it neutered.