We are about to move into a much larger home than we currently live. We already have one amazing cat but we are 90% certain we will want to add to our brood once we are settled into our new home, but.... do we get a male cat or a female cat?
We already have Binky
,our toothless tuxedo kitty and she has always been very curious about other cats and even though she's an indoor only cat, she's made friends with several outdoor cats who frequent our patio on a regular basis.
Once we move to our new Townhouse which is about triple the size of where we currently live, we would like to get another cat because we love them so much and because we can! (Adoption will be our only option and we will likely go for an older cat rather than a kitten FWIW)
My question is really quite simple.... do we get a Male companion or a Female companion for Binky? I'm well aware that introducing a new cat to our home could go disastrously, but I've been doing as much reading as I can on the topic to ensure a transition happens as smoothly as possible. Of course we wouldn't dream of getting a new cat until we have moved homes and Binky is 100% comfortable in her new surroundings.
I just seem to recall reading somewhere that if you already have a female cat and want to introduce another cat, you should ideally go for a male as females can get terribly territorial which is a recipe for disaster.
Did I imagine this or is this a thing?
Also - what else should I be aware of upon introducing a new kitty into the mix? As mentioned above, Binky has no teeth... will this be a problem?