I am fortunate enough to tell you that, I have 6, both male and female. It happens that it depends on the cat that you pick, or picks you. After fixing each one, they are more loyal, even tempered, and not al ot of messes to pick up, or clean up, But it really depends on the cat. Spend some time with the one that you are looking at if you have one picked out, if it responds in kind almost all the time, odds are that it could be affectionate.
They require a lot of love, and respond the best to pets, food, catnip, and you talking to them. Yes, talk to them. You would talk to a dog. Cats learn just like a dog or a bird. They need toys too. It might take a little while to figure out the exact toy that they like, but, most of them like feathers, and strings. Good luck. Remember either cat is affectionate.
I have nine cats, four boys and five girls. Without a doubt, my boys are more affectionate. They want to be held and don't fuss at me when I want to pick them up. My girls want to be held on their own time. Two of my girls DO NOT want to be picked up at all but will sit next to me and want me to pet them. Throughout my life I have had 20+ cats and the boys are always automatically more affectionate. However, if you can get a young female, you may be able to get her used to you holding her. One girl I had at four weeks and she tolerates me picking her up MOST of the time.
I have a Calico cat who is very possessive of me and very attached to me. Although she enjoys her solitude, she definitely has moments when she is being affectionate and wants attention. My boy cat Argos is very vocal and very sociable. He loves to be held and cuddle. Certainly, they have distinct personalities. My female, Gaia is much more graceful, acrobatic, cunning and intelligent than my boy cat. However, my boy cat is more loving, loyal, demonstrative and vocal than my female. So with all that said, I love them both for who they are!
I have one female cat who used to be feral until she claimed me as her own. She is the
most affectionate creature. She head bumps me, give me love nibbles, licks my toes and
rubs and rubs around my legs. When I am petting her and stop, she grabs my hand between
her paws and as if to say "Don't stop now" When I pick her up and kiss her she puts her
paws so gently on the sides of my face. She goes out when she wants and comes in when
she wants. She purrs like a motorboat and her tail is always up and quivering when she sees
me. I never knew cats could be like that since I have two dogs. I believe she is grateful to me
for savings her from the street life. She brought home two feral Toms who I had trapped and
neutered and feed. They live in an outdoor shelter and cannot be touched. I do not know why she became so tame, maybe just a coincidence, she was younger when I trapped her and
had her spayed. I love her to death and cannot imagine life without her. I felt it was not fair
to keep her in the house all day since she came from the free life of a feral cat. Now she has
the best of both worlds with an ID collar with her name and phone number, 3 squares, and
a soft dry bed.
Just like people, cats have different personalities. Asking why a female cat is more affectionate is like asking why a female person is more affectionate.....but the truth is, that it differs not with gender but with personality. I have had male cats, and I have had much affection from them. Each of them have different needs. I had one that needed me all of the time. I have two now that vary in their needs, but they come when I call them, each knowing their own names. Affection is sometimes a surprise when you learn what a cat's version of it is. Sometimes a cat expresses affection just by being around you. You turn away and you see the look in their face that shows they don't want you to get up. Sometimes affection is expressed in the ability to accept affection, the way that they purr, move closer, press against your hand. They might not always be the way you want them to be, but when they show affection, it comes in varying forms. I also have indoor cats. I don't know the difference between outdoor cats and indoor cats really, but that is also not a gender issue. My word of experience to you is to watch for the ways that your cat reaches out to you and accepts you, and that is his way of expressing affection.
I think boys are more affectionate especially when neutered but it also depends a lot on the cats personality too, and they all have their own personality I have two males one is a kitten one is adult whom I've had for 8 years he is very intelligent knows how to open doors and cabinets and really understands when I want him to do something he is just the sweetest cat ever the kitten is sweet too but not like my cat he doesn't like to be held or brushed and cries if you pick him up.
I have had two girl sister cats (one for 16 years and the other for 18 years) and both were very affectionate. We just got a boy cat and girl cat to take the place of the now deceased cats. The boy cat is very lovable, but doesn't want to be picked up. The girl is affectionate and comes on her own terms. But on the whole, if you're asking which gender is more affectionate and sticks around the house more, I would have to say the female cat(s).
I've had boys and girls..... My boy cats have always been more affectionate... Til now!!!! I have four girs and a boy.... And only two of the girls like cuddles!!!! Wierd!! The all have different personalities it depends on the cat!!!! Lol
I have 1 male cat. He has already been neutered, however he was very affectionate even before he was neutered. The first night I had him, he slept in my arms. I also used to have 2 female cats, and they never wanted to do anything to do with me at all.
I've had cats for the past 18 years and I must say, altered males are the most affectionate. Someone told me that females are less affectionate because they have to be tough to defend their litters. I will probably only get male cats from now on. The only way I'd take a female is if she was going to end up homeless unless I did.
Both genders are equally affectionate. It all depends on the love and care you show towards the cat and that will reflect their behavior. I have both a male and female cat that are brother and sister, although they do have very different personalities, both are very clingy and love the attention.
I have always thought boys were when I was younger. I had a female siamese for 10+years and now just got a male siamese. The male loves to sleep on the bed, watch tv with me, follow me around. I would say in general, boys are but it would probably depend on the personality also.. Heather.
I have only ever had one female, (Tootsie) the other 7 I have had have been toms. All babies, the biggest most loving is my big ginger boy called Fudge-cake. He cries after me to be picked up, sits with me all the time and is very vocal. So for a loving cat you have a better chance with a castrated tom
Boy cats are much more affectionate....
I have two girl cats..they are sisters..about 3 years old..Tina will climb up and cuddle you and do toothynose all of own accord..Wendy hates bein picked up but is very loving cat who loves my hubbies feet and snuggles up..isn't t wierd how different cats are..I wish wendy would like beingpicked up but she hates it!! LOL
There both the same. The girls can be more friendly sometimes, And boy cats can be more friendly too!
Both girls and boys are loving but some just aren't.
I think both will love you though
I'm getting a kitten - which gender should I get? I want a very very affectionate and cuddly one so should I get a boy or girl?!
I have a male cat who hates being picked up! Yet his younger brother who comes round will climb into my lap and snuggle me, he acts like I'm his Mummy.
Its not gender that dictates their affection, its the way they have been raised and their personalities. My cat was never affectionate, not even as a kitten (he's just turned one) and we gave him so much attention that we never left him alone. He was always picked up.
But his brother who is 6 months old and has not been neutered unlike his brother, loves to snuggle, has had worms and fleas since the day he was born until a week ago when I'd had enough of seeing him constantly hungry and feral and wormed him, I haven't got round to getting rid of the fleas I've been studying but his owners were terrible, the children would pick him up and drop him from heights onto a trampoline then bounce him up and down. They never snuggled with him or showed any affection and so now he is just addicted to it because he has been ignored for so long. And now I'm about to pay to get him neutered and he isn't even mine. I would keep him but apparently one is enough.
I think it really depends on the cat and how much time you give to them. If I answered this question 5 years ago I would of said boy cats are more friendly, because a family member of mine had a girl cat who wasn't friendly at all, I remember as a child being terrified of her, but at home I had a boy cat who was extremely affectionate. I have definitely change my mind since becoming really close to my girl cat who is the family cat, we have had her for 9 years, she is so loving. I think many boy cats are over all friendly to everyone where as girl cats seem to be very affectionate to just one, my cat is extremely loyal, she follows me everywhere, and if we are in the kitchen together and there are other people in there to, she would just follow me everywhere I go and just talk to me and when I go back to my room she follows me there and sits next to me, my family laugh because it's so cute. She use to do the same thing to someone else in our house and would sit outside his door for hours waiting for him to come home, now he has left she does the same to me, it's so cute.
I have a male and a female cat that have both been fixed. My husband and I have raised them since they were a week old. Both are equally affectionate. In fact, the girl will follow my husband or I around the house meowing until we pick her up and hold her like a baby. I think in general females may be more particular about who touches them (aren't humans the same?), but I think it mostly has to do with how they are socialized. Cats' socialization period is between 5 and 8 weeks. We had different people and animals around them from very early on and now they love our bunnies and pretty much any stranger that walks in the house.
Outside cats are more affectionate... They don't take anything for granite.... Inside cats tend to be cute and fun and playful at first... Then they throw all that down the pooper and get the evil side to them and don't want anything to do with you... They only want the food that you feed them, the shelter you provide for them, and "they only want your affection when they want it."
When I was a kid, we had a few female cats. People would always pick them up and it was obvious the cats didn't like it. I didn't think it was possible for cats to be affectionate . In college my roomates and I took in a stray cat that was more affectionate than a dog. He used to fight and wrestle with us but now he is more lazy and almost always wants to be petted or held. I think it just depends on the cat, I've never seen a cat as affectionate as this one.
I have had both female and male cats. I have had neutered males and spayed females, I must say even though I have loved them all , I must say without a doubt my males have always been more affectionate and (oh I hate to say this) more intelligent.
Male cat is little aggressive and it is by nature and naturally they show rage but they show such type of attitude if they live alone. You will find them quite affectionate in two or more mediums.
Girls. Because boys always want to do something. Girls like to shop. But we is on cats, I say girl.
Males are really shy and hard to get to know. Females will go up to you and follow you around.