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Old 06-30-2008, 07:36 AM  
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How do you tell if a kitten is a boy or girl?

This is a stupid question but I'm not a cat person. By that I mean I like cats ok but I'm not familiar with them like dogs. How do you sex a kitten? I rescued a cat from work but have to find it a home. I have a lady who is willing to take it, but only if it's a boy. This kitten is only about 7 weeks I'm guessing. Can anyone enlighten me on how to tell?
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:42 AM  
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Can you take pictures and post?
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You can tell by looking at the distance between the anus and the urinary opening. Females are very close together and males are further apart. It helps if you have one of each for comparison, but it doesn't sound like you have that option.
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This is not a stupid question at all. Once you get what to look for, figuring out boys and girls in kittens is fairly easy. A boy looks like this ( : ) you are looking for a hole, space and a hole. A girl looks like an upside down exclamation point ( ! ) and you should see a hole and then a slit. I know this sounds pretty silly, but that is the easiest way I have found to figure out boys from girls . At seven weeks of age it should be pretty easy to see. It is a bit tougher when they are under 3 weeks of age.
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Can you take pictures and post?
I'm at work today all day. I may can get some tonight, if I can get my bf to hold him/her to get a pic.
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This is not a stupid question at all. Once you get what to look for, figuring out boys and girls in kittens is fairly easy. A boy looks like this ( : ) you are looking for a hole, space and a hole. A girl looks like an upside down exclamation point ( ! ) and you should see a hole and then a slit. I know this sounds pretty silly, but that is the easiest way I have found to figure out boys from girls . At seven weeks of age it should be pretty easy to see. It is a bit tougher when they are under 3 weeks of age.

I'll have to try that tonight. Hopefully I'll have someone to help me. The kitten is very friendly but not when you start to examine things!
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With a boy it may be easy to tell when they walk up to you all friendly with it's tail in the air.
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Blueberrys explanation of what to look for is right. If you still can't tell wait a few more weeks and if its a boy little testicles should start showing.
The real little ones as well as really fluffy kittens are harder to tell because you can't get a good enough look back there.
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If you haven't already figured it out check this site out
http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/clientED/kittengender.aspx
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