Male cats tend to be much larger than females.
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.
Are male or female cats more loving?
Although the majority of non-neutered and non-spayed male and female cats have very distinctive behaviors, there is no consensus that all cats of either sex act a certain way. Some female cats spray while in heat, while some male cats have been known to be more affectionate.
Are male or female cats less aggressive?
Both male and female cats are territorial, but males may defend larger territories than females. Cats’ territorial aggression is usually directly toward other cats, but it can be directed toward dogs and people, too. A new cat is introduced into the family and household.
Are male or female cats better with children?
Families with small children would be better off selecting an adult, neutered male with a laid-back personality for their family pet. Males generally tolerate handling better than females and if the cat is over 18 months old, the personality and temperament are already well established–“what you see is what you get”.
Do cats like opposite gender?
If you do need to take on an adult cat, the same research suggested that an adult of the opposite sex was more likely to be accepted and that, in cases of same-sex pairs, two males were slightly more likely to be compatible than two females.