Another trait that is commonly seen in tomcats is their habit of roaming. Usually, tomcats wander away from home in search of female companions to mate with. Sometimes, the cats go so far away that they actually forget their way back. Most of the time, they do reach back home, but this can take around 3-4 days. During their tour outside, it is likely that may be attacked by other cats or animals. Wandering aimlessly can also result in the cat being hit or run over, or enter in brutal fights with other cats.