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That is quite possible. I didn't think of that because all of mine were neutered at a few months of age. All have been wonderfully affectionate cats.
MaryL
Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last Tuesday, everything went great and he has recovered extremely well ... calmer. I am hoping that he becomes a little more affectionate with time as he matures coupled with the neutering.

When I had my guy Nerf "fixed" (he was also about 5 months), I didn't really notice any change in his personality or behavior towards me, but what I did see was an immediate shift in his relationship with my older cat Slinky (a spayed female). Pre-neutering, Nerf was obviously trying to take over as top cat in my household, and Slinky was acting rather intimidated by him. But as soon as I brought Nerf home from the vet after being neutered, I noticed that Slinky started re-asserting herself again and letting Nerf know that she was still the #1 cat.
-Sandra
Hi, I had my five month old kitten neutered last Tuesday, everything went great and he has recovered extremely well ... little calmer. I amhoping that he becomes a little more affectionate with time as he matures coupled with the neutering.[/nq]My cat Otto was neutered between 6-7 months. I found him on the street, so I wasn't sure of his exact age. At the first vet visit she guessed him to be around 6 months old, and he was neutered a few weeks later. He was super affectionate when I found him and he stayed that way after the operation. His personality didn't seem to change at all. He's now 4 years old, and he does like to jump on Tiger, who is a 13 year old spayed female.

To me it looks sexual - he jumps on her, straddling her back, and bites her neck. Tiger does not appreciate this and usually wriggles out from under him in a matter of seconds. I never noticed him doing that before he was neutered, but in those first few weeks Tiger pretty much hid anyway.

Liz
He still has the urge, but not the ability.
My cat Otto was neutered between 6-7 months. I found ... those first few weeks Tiger pretty much hid anyway. Liz

He still has the urge, but not the ability.

That's also a dominance posture. Sebbie does it to Benjie all the time.

Priscilla

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me neither in any of mine, But I think if ... be desperate for a female anymore so would become calmer.

Hahahhaha. Not so with a seal point Siamese I had long ago. Had him neutered at 3yrs (don't ask why.. ... go to licking himself in front of guests. The wife really had a problem with this behavior. LOL ~~Philip

awww bless him LOL
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desperate for a female anymore so would become calmer.

That is quite possible. I didn't think of that because all of mine were neutered at a few months of age. All have been wonderfully affectionate cats. MaryL

well I am only guessing :-) I know getting dogs neutered can calm them down, not sure with cats though!
I've also noticed this 'mounting' behavior between neutered males as well... since "gay cat" is likely not the answer, I assumed this behavior to be
simply a cat's way of expressing dominance.
In regards to personality changes, I have a 4 yr old longhair golden tabby male named Flippy who was
the most paranoid cat I have ever known. As a
kitten he'd avoid his litter-mates, cower in a corner, or scuttle into a hiding place with even the slightest provocation. He was 2 yrs old before he was
neutered and had his shots (only after the Vet gave me a tranquilizer to give to him).
After his ordeal, he became quite affectionate and friendly he's still a little bit skitterish though, but nothing like before.
OB
I've also noticed this 'mounting' behavior between neutered males as well... since "gay cat" is likely not the answer, I assumed this behavior to be simply a cat's way of expressing dominance.

My guy Nerf tries to do this to Slinky once in a while, but on the rare occasions when he actually manages to get her pinned down, he seems to think that the natural thing to do is just give her ears a thorough washing! Which Slinky utterly hates, of course. :-P

-Sandra
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