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Discussion in 'Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care' started by mmeyers9, May 14, 2019.
Hi. You are talking about determining the sex of the kittens, yes?
I don't have a lot of experience with this, but dealing with a neighbor who has fostered tons of mamas and their kittens, she has had some 'challenges' determining with certainly what the kittens' genders were at just 2 weeks old. By the time the kittens were 4 weeks old, it seemed to be much easier for her to tell.
See if this article would help any.
Determining the Sex of a Cat | Photos | Male of Female Kitten? | petMD
Sure, it's fine to handle them now. If they squall too much the mama will get upset so be careful. At this age you should be handling them daily so they get used to humans.
If you can get pictures of them on their tummies, with their tail held up, straight from the back, we can all give our guesses about their sex. It is harder at this age but we can try .
thank you so much.
I've been handling them two or three times a day for about a minute each time. for the last for 5 days.
mommy is very comfortable when I do this and doesn't even blink or get bothered.
but, I can't get them to sit straight on their tummies and pull the tail up, because they start meowing loud, and it scares me.
but I was able to get them while they were nursing on Mommy, laying on their back...
so I have all six of them laying on their back with their tummies in the air and their tails pointed down.
except baby 3, i got both views, because she hated both, and i was worried the images wouldn't be clear.
if y'all aren't sure I, totally understand, just kind of bored today.
I thought I'd give it a try
if it's not good enough now I'll just wait a week or two and try again.
I just get worried too much when they start crying and it makes me scared and I don't want them being sad, lol
here are my guesses from reading the article that says the girls pee hole is closer then the boys.
baby 1 boy?
baby 2 girl?
baby 3 girl?
baby 4 boy?
baby 5 girl?
baby 6 boy?
I could be completely wrong, I'm just trying to get the hang of being a baby kitty grandma, lol.
in fact, if my cat's gender was done correctly we would have known she was a girl and she wouldn't have gotten pregnant. I was told she was a boy and I don't know the difference so I assumed it was correct lol
I think MMeyers is correct. I got luck and was able to tell 2 of my cats 3 kittens the day they were born as one was a tortoise shell and one of the boys was clearly different from her. It took a few days for me to be sure about our 2nd little boy. They are only 4 days old now, and it is even more apparent in yours.
I agree. 1 and 6 are definitely boys. 2 and 3 are definitely girls. 4 and 5 are difficult so no guarantees. But probably 4 is a boy and 5 is a girl. That's a nice even mix!
4 is hard to see with the dark fur, but I'm leaning toward a girl for that one, and a boy for 5.
well, they're 3 weeks old
I can tell that they want to explore, so should I allow them to wander outside of their box? maybe block off a small area outside the box? I don't want them going too far and having mommy panic