Long haired cats can be very attractive. And just like people who have long hair, they need a lot of grooming attention. To keep their coat tangle-free and in good condition, they need regular grooming. So, part of the pleasure of owning a long haired cat involves brushing her every day. Most cats love to be brushed and will purr while you brush them.
If you think you may not have the time every day to brush your cat, think twice about getting a long haired cat. If you get a cat with a matted coat, you may need to take her to the vet to be clipped, because she may not feel particularly happy about having her coat untangled. You vet may sedate her so she won’t be so uncomfortable.'
Male or Female Cats?
Male cats are generally larger than females. Un-castrated tomcats tend to go off wandering around the neighborhood and can get into fights with other cats. They may also mark their territory by “spraying” with their urine or by leaving their feces unburied. This may be normal behavior for them, but rather unpleasant for you as their owner!
Unneutered female cats will come into season regularly and may become pregnant. While they’re in heat, they can be very loud, and the neighborhood tomcats will find them very attractive!
Unless you intend to breed your cat, it’s best to have him or her neutered. Once they’re neutered, there’s no difference between male and female cats.
Here’s something interesting: If you already have an adult cat and plan to get a new kitten, you may find that the new kitten is more readily accepted if he or she is of the opposite gender as your adult cat.