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  1. I have a beautiful fluffy coat black male cat we had neutered several yeas ago. The problem is male cats become enraged if he’s close to them, my cat must run quickly away from these raging cats. However my two female cats get along very well with him, they play and chase, they’re very fond of each other. The male cats I have, all neutered, can’t stand him and either try to pin him to the ground to beat him or hiss and spit at him if he comes close. I don’t understand, could he be a neutered male yet have hidden female parts still producing hormones causing very unusual and confusing scents for my other neutered male cats?

    • This sounds like a male dominance and territorial issue. Male domestic cats are more territorial than females. They patrol their home ranges. If they are put together there may be a dispute. Females are more accepting. They have smaller home ranges. I suspect that this is more about defending home range and dominance than the reason that you describe in your, for which I thank you.

      If these cats are living in a multi-cat household it is not uncommon for there to be fights between the cats. We can never presume that they will get along. Sometimes they do. They may tolerate each other. But often there is some stress and tensions. You should provide a place for cats to hide in order to relieve stress. You may consider rehoming. However, I do not know whether this is a multi-cat household.

  2. Thanks for this excellent article on “HERMOPHRODITE CATS”. I suspect my 6 year old Traditional Persian tomcat “Matata” of some sexual deficiency as he simply doesn’t know how to mate.He is a absolute handsome male cat with normal male organs but just doesn’t know to mate. I tried crossing him with his now 8 year old “dam’ for the last 4 years and its unsuccessful. While writing this article she is now in “Heat” and being very receptive to him but he just stands alongside totally confused. I have made a video recording of the same which i will post some day for the benefit of cat fanciers.Sometimes tomcat “Matata” keeps on yowling in the night for days together ruining my sleep and he is lucky to be owned by me otherwise a breeder or some other pet owner would have got rid of him.The positive side of his personality is that he is a very affectionate and loving cat, akin to a dog in behaviour. He was born in my house and was one of the 6 kittens in the litter and strangely the only “Orange colour ” kitten in the entire litter of white kittens. I was trying to develop a new breed of Traditional Persian cats accustomed to the harsh humid weather of Mumbai in India.Tomcat “Matata” has been a spectacular failure as a “Stud Cat” and now reading this article on hermophrodite cat “Marbles” i definitely feel there is something wrong in his reproductive organs or psychology.

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