On 9/5/2013 4:20 PM, Donald wrote:
> Females mark territory also at times, especially if they feel
> threatened. That's why some pee in the house when there are more than
> one female in the house. We've had that latter issue at one time.
Definitely both males and females use urine for territorial
marking. Probably happens more with the wild cats - but if
the cats are related, it seems not to be as big an issue. I
had one that would pee on the bed after I brought home the
mother of the two boys I'd brought home 18 months earlier.
I think it was not a reaction to a new female as much as *her*.
She was a small cat, and the two boys thought she was fun to
play with. Since she was already a dignified 4 years old, she
disagreed - but didn't act out until she identified Gaia as
the "cause" of the Horrid Grey Things.
I suspect that a cat that is I/O is going to be more conscious
of territory than indoor-only cats. I do know that with the
colony the 3 mentioned above came from, there were about 5
males (all but one fixed), who hung around together - but there
was only one female in the colony at a time.