How to distinguish the sex of a kitten? Find the answer to an intriguing question
Not only children, but also many adults dream about fluffy meowing kids, trying to fulfill the dream of childhood. Someone specifically wants Barsik, some more to his liking affectionate Muska. And how to distinguish the sex of a kitten? After all, it often happens that Kuzka later turns out to be Kuzmina. On this account, knowledgeable people have several recommendations.
Let's start with the newborn kittens. Some people find it difficult to name the sex of the baby. But there is a factor that plays in favor of this period of determining the belonging of cats. The fact is that the fur of newborns is damp. And even in long-haired breeds it densely adjoins to a skin, revealing that zone which it is necessary to examine. This is a sub-tail. The baby should be taken carefully and put into the palm of your hand. Gently lifting the tail, you will see two vital holes. One for urination, the other - anal. Even in newborn boys and girls, they are located at different distances. The females between them are only about five millimeters, almost next to each other, while the males are larger, reaching a centimeter.
If it's the first time to deal with newborn animals, then you can easily make a mistake by conducting a visual inspection. Then how to distinguish the sex of the kitten? In this case, too, there is advice. If there are still babies from this litter, you can just compare a few of them, just carefully checking the under the tail. The difference will be obvious. The main thing is to fulfill several conditions necessary for the implementation of this procedure. Mom-cat should let you take the kittens on hand. Otherwise, she can "express" her dissatisfaction in an unpredictable form. Either this will play a role in her attitude towards the baby. Inspect the newborn only with her approval or in the absence of an alert parent. Create the most comfortable conditions. Hands should be warm, and manipulations careful.
How to distinguish the sex of a kitten at a month old?
Are there any doubts after the comparison? Then wait 3-4 weeks. At this age, the kittens are already ruffled, they will get a little stronger. Coping with the inspection will be a little more difficult because of the playful temperament of the kids. However, there will be more ways to determine the sex of a monthly kitten.
At this age, differences in size begin to appear in males and females. Boys are more likely to be larger than girls. Muzzles also have distinctive differences. In males, they are more elongated. The eyes of the females are predominantly round in shape, and the individuals of the opposite sex have almond-shaped eyes. The character also has its own. Boys are credited with laziness, calmness, even some indifference to the owner and independence. In games they are very careless, whereas the female behave more prudently. Girls at this age show playfulness, and also flatter to home. There is a small disclaimer. It is not for everyone to use these signs. The role played by the experience of communication with domestic pets plays an important role here.
At a month's age, you can again look under the cat's tail. In this area, there are additional differences between the sexes. In some males already at this age below the anus, the testicles clearly stand out, which under the long fur can be felt with light touches. They will look like two small swellings. In addition, between the anus and the genitourinary organs, the girls pass a path on which there is practically no hair, while in boys it is covered with "hair" and almost invisible.
If you still do not fully understand how to determine the gender of the kitten, the photos posted in the article will help you. In these pictures you can clearly see the differences between the male and the female. Study, compare the image with what you saw with your pet. And, perhaps, you will be able to get the right answer to the question of who will be your favorite pet in the house - a boy or a girl.
How to recognize the sex of a kitten, if it does not give a peek under its tail?
Sometimes it happens because of the "scratching" features of the animal. Try tickling him on the tummy. The cat you will not find two rows of nipples, but they have cats and feel them with their fingers will not be difficult.
Even if you do not care who settles in your house, if only there was a fluffy pet, the name should be given to him better, knowing the floor for sure. Therefore, it is possible to pay attention to some more indicative characteristics. How to distinguish the sex of a kitten? Color, too, can help in this matter.
Multicolor, tortoiseshell color at the gene level is more pronounced in female individuals. Males rarely become owners of such skins. But among them there are more truly red representatives.
A small conclusion
Motley, white, coal-black, kittens of any color and sex can bring joy and love to your house. Do not forget only that any feelings, even in relations with pets, should be mutual.