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Kitty gender wars - does it matter what sex your new kitten is?

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myfriendflicka · 11/06/2012 21:32


We have a much-loved neutered nine year old male cat, and are thinking of getting a kitten. I have been reading all the posts on here about introducing established and new cats to each other, but I had also heard that you should avoid certain gender combinations, ie male and male, or female and male (obviously I will get the new kitten neutered!). I can't remember any of the specific advice about what you should do in this situation.

Does anyone know anything about this - or is it nonsense?

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issey6cats · 11/06/2012 22:38

as you are getting a kitten gender is not important , its if you have a resident adult female cat that getting another adult female cat is not a good idea as two females will vie for supremesy, i have three boy cats and one small female cat guess who rules the roost in our house yes the little madam

myfriendflicka · 12/06/2012 13:06

Thank you issey6cats, that is helpful.

So basically we can get a kitten of either sex.

I will look at the threads about getting adult cats/kittens used to each other and follow that advice.

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