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Boy/Boy, Girl/Girl or Boy/Girl

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by lullabella, Jul 16, 2009.


  1. lullabella

    lullabella PetForums Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking at getting 2 kittens at the end of august but i wasn't sure if it would be better getting two boys, or two girls or one of each sex?
    Any idea which would be best?

    I've never own a cat before so im trying to do my research first before i commit to getting kittens!

    :D
     
  2. Dozymoo

    Dozymoo PetForums VIP

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    It shouldn't matter if they are both the same age and bought into the home at the same time. As long as they are neutered before they hit a hormonal frenzy they'll get along fine. It's more a matter of choosing kittens with complimentary personalities than gender. :);)

    That said (from my personal experience only - I must stress) I have found that having two boys or a boy and a girl worked best. The time I owned two girls they didn't get along so well and they were both a bit "stand-offish". Obviously though, this could have been more about the cats themselves rather than their sex. :D:D
     
  3. Elmstar

    Elmstar PetForums VIP

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    Hiya,

    It all depends on the kittens but our experience is that boys are better pets so I'd say Boy/Boy.

    Of course once they're spayed\neutered there shouldn't be much difference but that's our experience.

    Perhaps you should do a poll? :)
     
  4. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    boy boy :)
     
  5. lullabella

    lullabella PetForums Newbie

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    Ok thanks,
    I've just read somewhere else about two girls being a bit funny together aswell.
    Now just the tough decision of boy/boy or boy/girl lol
    I think it'll be a case of seeing the kittens together, seeing which seem to get along best then ask what the sex is. I'm not fussed what sex i get, aslong as they get along fine :)
    Its nice to hear other peoples experiences or preferences though.
     
  6. amanda123

    amanda123 PetForums Member

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    We got a boy and a girl- they've always been very close.

    Ax
     
  7. Milly22

    Milly22 PetForums VIP

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    My girls don't get on with each other. Tilly tolerates Misty but then hisses at her, but Tilly has a small attitude problem.

    My mother in law has 2 boys, they cuddle, they sleep together and play together but she did say that when they do fight it is awful as they are 2 Toms, I have never seen them do this to be honest, they seem fine together.

    Through my own experiences of having a cat, I would also say boy/boy, the boys seem a bit more affectionate, although one of my girls is super affectionate but i would have been worried if she wasn't as she is Ragdoll.

    Best of luck and I hope you enjoy your kittens.
     
  8. ClaireLily

    ClaireLily PetForums Senior

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    I had 2 girls 3 months apart and they were fine, they cleaned each other and played together which was sometimes a bit rough but never any blood shed.
    I have now got two girls one of the originals is 1 year 10 weeks the new one is only 10 weeks, 3 days in and I think they are doing great.
    So in my limited experience girl / girl is fine :p
     
  9. Kori

    Kori PetForums Junior

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    Hello!

    I am getting my kittens at the end of August too! We are getting a boy and a girl. Haven't got a clue how it'll work out but I'm sure it'll be fine!

    Kori
     
  10. Fayfe

    Fayfe PetForums Newbie

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    This is the second time we've had sister and brother. First was Harry and Rumblelina who get on great, they are about 11 years old now and my mother-in-law who looks after them now has never had a problem with them getting on. Bonnie and Clyde who are new additions to our family get on very well also. They dont often sleep cuddling up now but are never far from another and they love playing with each other.
     
  11. PennyH

    PennyH PetForums Senior

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    We have a boy and a girl. Got the little girl first, and little boy a couple of weeks later.....they are now 5 monhts old and get more adorable and playful by the day.

    It started out with the little girl (Dusty) being "the boss"
    Now they are a bit older, Rusty (little boy) is definitely the boss and Dusty sits back and lets him have the first pick of any food going, he gets the comfiest place to sit or sleep and is generally king of all he surveys!!!!
    He is also a lot more affectionate and cuddly than Dusty - she can be a bit funny till she gets to know you, but Rusty loves everyone (including all our 5 dogs!)
    Good luck and enjoy your kittens.
     
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