If you aren't going to breed from your cat, have him/her desexed.
Thousands of healthy cats are euthanased (put to sleep) each year in Victoria. This is because not enough homes can be found for them - we have an 'over supply' of cats.
Many cats are bred by accident, because owners don't get around to desexing them.
You are less likely to forget to desex your cat if you have it done as soon as the cat is purchased or obtained.
In general, cats can safely be desexed from three months of age. Desexing at a younger age can be less stressful for kittens than it would be for older cats, and they may recover more quickly.
Along with helping to prevent cat overpopulation, there are many other benefits of desexing cats. Desexed cats can be better behaved. They may be less likely to roam, yowl at night or spray strong smelling urine.
Desexing pets can also prevent them from getting certain types of cancer.
It is also important to desex a female cat kept inside as they can continue to cycle if they are not mated which can cause problems for the cat.
Your vet can give you further guidance on desexing your kitten/cat. Find out more about about desexing, including early age desexing.