Kitten Sexing Guide

your kitten's gender helps with medical decisions, behavior understanding, and responsible pet ownership

Why is it Important

Kittens must be at least 6 weeks old for accurate sex determination. Younger kittens might not show clear signs.

Age Matters

Male kittens have a greater distance between the anus and the genital opening. Look for small, raised bumps (testicles) under the tail.

Male Kittens

Female kittens have a shorter distance between the anus and genital opening. The genital opening looks like a vertical slit.

Female Kittens

In some cases, the color and pattern of a kitten's coat might provide additional hints about its gender, but this isn't always reliable.

Additional Clues

If you're unsure or find it challenging to determine your kitten's gender, consult a veterinarian for assistance.

Seeking Professional Help

Knowing your kitten's gender is crucial for proper care and responsible pet ownership. Use our guide to identify whether you have a male or female cat.


Common Kitten Illnesses