My male kitten is five months old. A feral neighborhood cat, maybe a year old, would come into the yard prior to ours. I considered fixing my cat. The other male recently approached our gate to start trouble about territory. Are the chances of them fighting as high if one cat is fixed? Without having to confine my cat indoors, if he’s fixed and being bullied, would he still be able to defend himself?
Males fight for the right to mate. The fights can get really dangerous and one cat may kill the other. When a cat is fixed, he doesn't have as much of a drive to fight. He can defend himself, but a full male can be dangerously strong with the urge to mate. I support getting cats fixed, but I also support keeping them indoors for their safety.
Updated on June 16, 2020
By Cheryl Simonds