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summersgoneaway Thu 16-Nov-17 22:36:30

Going to get a black kitten from my friend
They are currently 3 weeks old
Saw them for the first time today so cute and tiny.
Having trouble seeing if they are boys or girls!!
When she first looked thought two girls her friend came around yesterday and thought two boys then they looked again after and weren't sure
Seems to be really hard to tell
I had a look and thought girls
The two tabbys she also have you can tell straight away what gender is very obvious
Is it easier to tell girls or boys?
We can really only have a girl

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dementedpixie Fri 17-Nov-17 16:28:09

Why only a girl?

thecatneuterer Fri 17-Nov-17 16:30:14

Yes exactly. Both are going to be neutered anyway I presume (which is what your friend should have done!!) and then there really is no difference between the sexes.

summersgoneaway Fri 17-Nov-17 16:40:10

Dh too worried about a male one spraying

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dementedpixie Fri 17-Nov-17 16:42:10

Neuter early and it's less of a problem. My 2 boys are 1 now and have never sprayed (neutered at 4 months). Females can also spray apparently

thecatneuterer Fri 17-Nov-17 16:42:27

As long as they're neutered at 4 months that shouldn't happen.

To answer your question - girls have two holes close together. Boys have either only one really obvious hole, or two holes much further apart than the girls.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 17-Nov-17 17:42:07

Girls can spray too.

Spraying isn't ideal but it's not the end of the world.

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Fri 17-Nov-17 17:51:40

I've had 6 tom cats (of which the first remained entire for several years). None sprayed.
Boy cats are in my experience friendlier than girls.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 17-Nov-17 18:37:37

Mine was a stray and he was neutered when he was 2 or 3 and he’s never sprayed.

Fiona1984 Fri 17-Nov-17 19:05:44

My tom was neutered at a year old and never sprayed. His pee did smell stronger before he was castrated though, once he'd reached maturity.
I also have a male kitten (currently curled up on my lap), and both are incredibly loving.

RubbishMantra Sat 18-Nov-17 00:07:38

I have 2 boys, their toilet habits are immaculate. <smug>

ScreamingValenta Sat 18-Nov-17 00:16:04

In my experience, neutered male cats don't spray and are just as loving as females, so I don't think you need to worry if you get the sex wrong. I thought my male kitten was female for about a week, and then suddenly a pair of testicles emerged prompting a hasty renaming of him!

MiniMum97 Sat 18-Nov-17 01:17:03

Boys are definitely friendlier and unlikely to spray if you neuter early.

midsomermurderess Sat 18-Nov-17 09:24:35

I’m pretty certain cats don’t have genders.

YetAnotherSpartacus Sat 18-Nov-17 09:45:43

I always wondered about cats and gender, (as opposed to sex). In my experience female cats have almost always been smarter and boy cats thick as two short planks.

Want2beme Sat 18-Nov-17 10:50:20

My spayed female cat sprays every now and then. I found that male neutered cats don't spray inside, but maybe that's just my experience.

summersgoneaway Sat 18-Nov-17 15:50:37

The black kittens are really hard to tell the gender
I had a look owner has had a look just can't tell nothing obvious
The tabbys are quite a bit bigger than the black kittens and genders are very obvious !!.
With the black kittens can't tell
Owner first thought there was a male and a female kitten, then she looked a week later and thought they were both girls
Then this week a friend had a look and thought both boys

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summersgoneaway Sat 18-Nov-17 15:52:17

In our old house we had awful trouble with our ginger cat spraying he is now aged 18 years old .
Think he starting spraying when we had our children he used to spray everywhere and dh hated it .

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summersgoneaway Sat 18-Nov-17 15:52:37

My mums male cat also used to spray a lot

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PinkSparklyPussyCat Sat 18-Nov-17 17:32:16

I have 2 boys, their toilet habits are immaculate. <smug>

Same as Harry, unless you count digging a hole, standing in it and going on the edge of the hole! DH will be clearing cat shit and filling holes again soon! I couldn't ask for a cleaner, better behaved cat indoors though.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 18-Nov-17 18:55:56

If you can wait till 12wks things will have dropped.

Mine sprays indoors but he gets urine infections easily and knows if you want mommy to let you out back up to something & she'll carry you to the back door.

ScreamingValenta Sat 18-Nov-17 19:06:56

If you neuter early enough, the cat shouldn't form the habit of spraying. They can still spray in situations of stress (eg. new cat in the house) but that applies to both sexes.

Weedsnseeds1 Sat 18-Nov-17 20:40:31

Mine was 2 when adopted from rescue so had only just been neutered. He doesn't spray.

SuburbanRhonda Sat 18-Nov-17 20:42:20

I can’t believe I’m typing “It’s sex, not gender!” on a kitten thread 🙄

summersgoneaway Sat 18-Nov-17 23:35:18

Going to get kitten in Jan at 10 weeks

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