A very short Guide to Sexing Siamese Kittens! What you will notice from these two images is that the genital opening penis or penis-sheath opening of the young male kitten image 1 is shaped like a small circular dot, whereas thegenital opening vulva of the young female kitten image 2 is shaped like a verticalslit. There are several differences that exist between male and female kittens, even newborn kittens, which you can look out for when sexing kittens. Sitemap Contact Privacy Advertising Disclosure. Nipples are essential in the survival of mammals. As male DNA kicks in, the male hormones such as testosterone stop the development of some traits -- like full sets of mammary glands -- and start the development of others, including reproductive organs. To go from this kitten sexing page to our sexing animals page, click here.
How to determine the sex of a newborn kitten
Hold the kitten in your hand with its rear end towards you and raise its tail. Put kittens back with their mother immediately if they become distressed from handling. In the past, when I dealt with feral rescue mother cats, I'd have to sneak in quick kitten exams when the mother would take her meal and potty breaks. Look at the pictures below. Also, sometimes the bulge of the testicles can be seen.
How to Tell a Cat/Kitten's Gender Easily