tomcats behaviour after neutering

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people who neutered their cat after sexual maturity, how did your tomcats behaviour change?
 

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Both my males were neutered before I picked them up from the shelter. One had been neutered for a little while, but the other was done just before I took him home. Behavior changes were minimal as far as I can see. They both wrestle, romp around the house and attack each other as well as the other cat (a spayed female, who can more than take care of herself). They don't cry at the door (unless I'm outside), which makes things easier.

The big advantage beside spraying is that their urine smells much less than it did before the operation. It takes several weeks for the hormones to get out of their system; the change is not immediate.
 
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i am so blessed and grateful that my tomcat does not spray at all. Sometimes after urinating his fur would get a bit wet and get a pee on the floor. if he smells his urine on the floor he starts trying to dig it up, he hates getting urine out of his litter box.hes a very clean baby boy luckily hahs
 

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Calmer, much, much calmer. HOWEVER...if neutered after sexual maturity, he may still indulge in mating behavior with a willing female. The instincts are still there, although the drive to "go and seek" and to fight over it are pretty much gone. And...no kittens.
 

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Calmer, much, much calmer. HOWEVER...if neutered after sexual maturity, he may still indulge in mating behavior with a willing female. The instincts are still there, although the drive to "go and seek" and to fight over it are pretty much gone. And...no kittens.
One of mine tries to go through the motions with the female. He acts like he really doesn't know quite what to do. I'm not absolutely sure whether it's sexual or dominance in nature. Mostly, it's an annoyance to her and she either bites him or runs away.
 
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