- Feb 6, 2020
- Sep 9, 2018
How to distinguish a cat from a cat if it is a little experience in similar affairs, or the age of kittens is estimated in the days? It is possible to invite, of course, skilled "aelurophile" or the veterinarian, and it is possible to try to understand this delicate question independently.
Any veterinarian for sex determination of a kitten pays attention to genitals of an animal. At a cat the distance between a penis and an anus is more, than at a kitty between an anus and a vulva and the form at them significantly differs. If under a tail at a kitten this is obviously visible the conditional letter "_", then animal female, its anus is similar to a point, and genitals remind the vertical line. At male animals the penis and an anus remind a conditional colon.
At the age of about 11-12 weeks at cats testicles considerably increase, during this period they can be seen, as they say, with the naked eye. To this age it is possible to judge existence of testicles only after tactile check. The scrotum at kittens is located between a penis and an anus and if it is almost impossible to find it in a newborn kitten, then already at three-week remains it is possible to probe small formations of testicles in this area.
Обычно veterinarians accurately probe a zone between an anus and genitals the fingers closed by average and index. To monthly age in this area it is possible to probe couple of small peas from 3 to 5 mm in size. Their existence demonstrates the correct development of genitals of a kitten. It is important to that who decided to conduct a palpation independently to do everything quickly and delicately not to cause pain and discomfort to an animal.
If there is a need to define a sex of a kitten in house conditions, it is important to observe a small algorithm of actions. So, at first it is necessary to be convinced that mother cat has no anything against your invasion, it is worth stroking kids and to look at her reaction. If she behaves absolutely quietly, then it is possible to perform inspection. It is not necessary to tear off kittens from feeding or to disturb during sound sleep, it is better to do the procedure during the game of kittens.
the Next important point – the little kitten cannot be taken in hand for a long time. First, its wool quickly adopts a smell of human hands, and mother cat can refuse to accept the kid back. And secondly, the kitten very quickly freezes as thermal control at kids to monthly age is badly developed. Best of all at survey to put a kitten a tummy on a warm towel, to carefully raise a tail and, having defined its sex, to send to mother.
At adult cats sexual distinctions are noticeable quite well, especially at breeds with short wool. If for determination of sex of an animal it needs to glance under a tail, then it is necessary to do it carefully. The adult animal can become angry and put to the person serious mutilations.
There are several non-standard ways of sex determination of a kitten. Inveterate "aelurophiles" know how to distinguish a cat from a cat without survey of their genitals, and hints can serve in this question:
As for color of wool, with confidence for 99% it is possible to claim that the animal with red wool is a cat, and the three-colored pet – a kitty. Such definition has the genetic background as formation of a coloring "калико" (a combination of black, red and white shades) requires couple of H-chromosomes that is inherent only in female individuals. And here color of cinnamon or red is a marker of males.
there Is an opinion that it is possible to define a sex of an animal on a look. They say that at cats the look which was more alerted, a little scared, and cats look on people around quite surely and impudently. Though such option only for 60% can be true.
Also the smell of urine differs at males and females. At cats it much more caustic and sharp, strongly gives ammonia (especially during puberty).
There is one more unusual way to define a sex of a kitten: it is necessary to pay attention to how he drinks up milk from a saucer. Kittens boys usually drink a milk, raising a tail up, and here girls practically always hold it lowered or at all bashfully clamp it between back pads.
Concerning a constitution there are also obvious differences between males and females. So, a nose and a muzzle at a cat quite wide, a body large, powerful, pads thick. At the castrated male skin is more dense, than at females and the head is more. Kitties differ in congenital grace and grace, their movements are careful, and steps are almost silent (and here at males the gait is heavier).
the Character and habits at kittens up to 7-8 months almost do not differ, they are playful and tender, and here during puberty of difference become more noticeable. Males prefer passive pastime, they sleep much or are just heated on the sun, samochka become active, inquisitive and restless. During rutting cats often mark the territory, and cats loudly mew, calling males, rub about legs of owners or furniture and strive to start claws in a sofa upholstery.to elect as
Any way of sex determination of a pet can be used in house conditions, the main thing – not to do much harm to an animal.