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bisou74

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Hello Everyone!

We recently adopted a 4 month old male Sphynx and he has been an amazing addition to our family. He is currently our only pet.

We have the opportunity to adopt one of his playmates from the same breeder~ just a few weeks apart in age, male.

Cost aside, were concerned about them not getting along, spraying , having two litter boxes. I know know one can completely predict how two animals will react when introduced but any input would be greatly appreciated.

On the flip side, I think it would be wonderful if they did get along, for him to have a partner in crime.

Our boy is currently never alone more than 6 hours, one day a week. There is always someone home.

Could anyone share their thoughts or experience on having two males? Thanks so much.
 

MissMySphynxBoys

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I say go for the second male, and don't worry. I previously owned 3 male Sphynx who were within 2 years apart in age. I made sure to have them neutered young and had multiple litter boxes on hand. 2 lived until they were 11 and the 3rd lived unitl 16. They were great friends and acted like littermates. I never had problems with spraying or other behavioral issues.

Good luck and welcome to Sphynx Lair.
 

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I say go for it also.
I have 3 sphynx 2 are from the same breeder.
Cleo is 2.1 years old and her half brother will be 1 Nov 2nd.
My other sphynx girl is 1.3 years old.
They mostly get along except the boy picks on Cleo and Wrinkles.
They all sleep together.
He plays very rough and Wrinkles gets mad.
Make sure the boys are altered.
If they are not altered then you may have fights and spraying.




 

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Hi bisou74 welcome to sphynxlair. I am going to go with if you are getting another sphynx go for a female. With males there is always the chance of spraying and with 2 males the chance goes up. Spayed or not. We have never had luck with 2 males we adopted a older fixed male and he sprayed all over. I don't want to sound negative just show both sides. Before you take him ask yourself if they do start spraying what would you do?
 

bisou74

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Thank you all so much for the advice. If they would be friends with no spraying issues , I wouldn't hesitate to get him.
They are both neutered and still very young.. about 4 months and 4.5 months.
Wish I had a crystal ball! Would make the decision easier!
 

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Being that they are spayed at a young age lowers your chances. :Wink: but after going thru what I just have with 2 males I would never do it again. Mind you one of mine is not fixed but it was the one that was fixed that sprayed?
 

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Does the breeder have any girls?
My brother has more then one male and they spray even though they are altered so it really depends on the cat.
My brother had to get rid of Nermal.
You could get lucky you never know.
My sister had 2 males but that were brothers but sadly they tried to kill each other so she had to get rid of Charlie.
 

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Yikes.. that concerns me. Can't have spraying. How weird it was the fixed guy too...
 

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It can happen but it does not always happen.
You need to decide what you want to do.
I have 5 girls and a boy and am getting another girl soon.




 

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I have 2 boys in the house...1 stud and 1 altered...no problems with spraying...so it can work out :Wink:
 

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I have two boys, both fixed and 7 months apart. It took just over a month before I was able to leave them alone together without supervision, only because one was tiny and the other was almost full grown. They played as cats play but I didn't want to risk the little one getting hurt if I wasn't there. As soon as he started putting on some size I let them be on their own together. I've never had any issues with spraying, both use the same litter box and they absolutely love each other. It was the best decision I made to get the second boy.
 

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I think it depends on each particular cat. One thing to bear in mind is that female cats can also spray. It's rare but it does happen, more often in whole females than in spayed ones. At least it doesn't smell nearly as bad as a whole male.
 

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I have 2 boys. Linguini came home 2 days ago and everything is going perfectly fine...They sleep together all day long. I think it depends on the cat...Mickey is 1 yr old and Linguini is 11 weeks.
 

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No wonder people think I am crazy! I have 4 males, all fixed and I have not had a problem at all with spraying (knock on wood). Granted I just introduced 2 of the males to the "pack" but no problem at all. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.

I have a house full of males. 4 male cats, 2 male dogs and a parrot who was DNA tested to be a male. :Dizzy:

I say go for it. You cant just have one Sphynx!
 
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I say go for it! When I brought Amaryllis home, Gable was 3 and she 8 months old. He was fine until about a month after and started spraying. They are both fixed. I got the Feliway diffuser and bought Dr. Elsey's Cat attract litter and spraying stopped. He will do it once in a while but at the front door or window and that is only because of the outside cats that wander into the yard.

They aren't the buddies I thought they would be, but they play together and eat together. Gable will allow her to sleep with him as long a she does not lie against him or lick him. He is a Momma's boy. Amaryllis is getting a kitten friend and I think she will have a cuddle buddy in him.

I think since they are close in age and already know each other, they would be fine and enjoy each other's company.
 

bisou74

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Thank you all for your helpful stories and advice! I'm hoping that because I've only had our cat for 2 weeks and that he is very young still and neutered that this won't be an issue. The second boy is one of his cattery pals so they may still be familiar with one another?
Still trying to make the final decision. Thanks again!!
 

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I just got my second male 3 months old and spayed he and bandit don't get along yet. They hiss and growl so i'm just keeping them seperated while i'm gone during the day and hope they get use to each other very soon. No spraying issues since my older male is almost a year so i'm keeping my fingers crossed.
 
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