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Is it OK to have a male and female kitten?

Is it OK to have a male and female kitten?

Over time and with a little patience, it’s likely that your cats will learn to tolerate each other. It may take several months or even longer, but as long as they aren’t fighting with each other, it’s fine to let them move at their own pace.

Can a 6 month old male kitten mate with a female cat?

Yes. By six months, most male cats have reached sexual maturity and will mate with a female cat in heat. Most vets neuter males around five months old. You should take your kitten to the vet immediately. If you have an unspayed female, get her spayed, too. It’s the responsible thing to do.

When to know if your kitten is a boy or girl?

Sexing kittens who are under 8 weeks of age is even more difficult because the structures you are looking at are tiny and relatively underdeveloped. Thankfully, kittens this young should still be with their littermates, and comparing same-aged individuals can really help you determine what male and female kitten anatomy looks like.

What’s the difference between male and female kittens?

In female kittens, the urinary orifice and anus are close together. Contrasting both sexes can be helpful. The space between the anus and urinary tract opening in the male is greater than in the female. In male kittens the urinary orifice and anus are not close together and an undeveloped scrotum may be visible.

How old is a 5 month old kitten?

A 5 month old kitten will show some physiological changes that make them appear more like an adult cat; however, they are still a cute kitty that needs your care not less than before.

When do you know if your kitten is a male or female?

However, the earlier you spay or neuter your kitten (the standard recommendation is five to six months, but pediatric spay and neuter can happen at six to eight weeks) the less your cat will display these gender nuances. Some people claim male cats are friendlier and more outgoing than females.

How old does a kitten have to be to have a baby?

That’s right. Crazy as it may seem, female kittens can conceive and a male kitten can impregnate a fertile female when they are mere babies themselves. Since the average gestation period for a cat is 63 days, that means that a kitten could deliver a litter when she is as young as six months.

What’s the difference between a male and female cat?

A male will have a much greater distance between the genitals and anus than females — ½ inch apart on a male kitten or over 1 inch apart on a male adult cat. Conversely, if the two are almost adjacent on a kitten or less than 1/2 inch apart on an adult, it’s a female.

What should I do if my kitten has a male cat?

Place the kitten in her carrier, and let the male cat sniff her behind the safety of the crate. If you work to gradually increase the amount of the cats’ physical interaction, both cats are less likely to feel threatened by their new roommate.