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How To Find Your Kitten’s Gender

How To Find Your Kitten’s Gender

How To Find Your Kitten’s Gender

When you adopt a cat, buy a cat or you find out your cat has given birth to new kittens, it is important to know their genders, as it can be very hard as kittens can go to their heat period soon after four or five months of their birth.

Many of the cat owners find it very difficult to understand the gender of their cats and newborn kittens so they visit the veterinarian for knowing their kitten’s gender.

On today’s blog, we will give you the gist of knowledge to handle the gender of your new kitten on your own. And to be very specific about their gender identification, It is better to wait for 5 to 6 weeks of their age for fully mature genitals.

Based on a male and female cat or their bodily appearances is it hard to know their gender but if you can understand their feelings and what they look for may give you some ideas, however, there are some key differences between their sexes.

Let’s take you to some steps of identifying your puffs gender:

Handle with care:

Address your cat or kitten with gentle care and try not to scare them, if your kitten is already frightened then abort the mission.

Some cats do not prefer to be handled so before you start your procedure, start making your kitten comfortable around and play with your cat if necessary.


lift your cats/kitten’s tail gently with one arm and hold him/her in the forearm with your other arm in your comfortable area, for e.g., your bed or couch and do not drop your cat. You can always ask

for a separate pair of hands for help. In case your cat opposes you to lift her/his tail, try a different technique to scratch her/him on the buttered, she/he will lift her tail herself/himself.

Differentiating one with the other:

Try comparing the genitalia of this blog and also compare with pictures.

Observe carefully the physical appearances below the tail as male genitalia is easier to spot. A male cat will have an anus, scrotum covered with furs and a penis with two sticking out testicles.

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In cats with longer fur, wet the area for a clear vision. The distances between the male cat’s anus and urinary tract opening are at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, or half an inch (1.3 cm) apart for kittens. The shape resembles a colon (:).

Apply the same procedure to match it with the description and if it does not match then, try to look for the signs of female genitalia.

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The female cat will have an anus and a urinary tract opening is known as the vulva, the shape of the vulva is a long vertical slit. The shape resembles a semi-colon (;).

A female cat will have a shorter distance between the anus and vulva, typically about half an inch (1.3 cm) apart.

By their coat colour:

Occasionally, the fur colour of the cat or kitten may indicate to the sex of the kitten. Tortoiseshell cats with three colours – white, black and orange are almost always female. Ginger cats are predominantly male, but can sometimes be female.

By their behaviour:

Male cats are more aggressive than females and to have larger heads and thick skin. They like to roam, sometimes leaving for a few days at a time. Female cats are more attention-seeker and show fondness to their owners. If you are not clear with the appearances of your cat’s genitals than visit our center to know it from the professionals.

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