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Does Gender Matter? (new kitten!)

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
So, we're driving over an hour tomorrow morning to see a particular kitten at a kill shelter because I'm a hopeless pushover. As this will be #6, he/she will be the last one for a loooong time.

Since I already have two girls, I had decided to only adopt boys in an attempt to avoid conflict.. which worked. And while the kitten I'm meeting tomorrow is a male, does it really matter? Does an adult cat care whether a kitten is male or female? Or is it mostly based on the kitten's disposition and personality?

I'd really appreciate your thoughts tonight in case their boy kittens don't have the temperament I'm looking for and a girl does, I can make a better informed decision & not have to drive back for another meeting.

post #2 of 14
In my opinion gender doesn't matter, it's the personalities involved that count.
post #3 of 14
Just from my personal experience I find boys more easy going. Girls can be love bugs but the two I had previously were definately more moody and more stand offish about getting along with other cats in the house.
post #4 of 14
Thats great that you are saving another kitty I cant wait to see him/her

I cant really answer on the gender, I would say, it depends on the personality, although I hear more than not, boys do better.
post #5 of 14
I've had both boys and girls over the years, but my girl Dusty is the most affectionate kitty I've ever had. She just spent the last 10 minutes rubbing back and forth on my face while I'm reading this forum. She is now sitting on a pillow next to me wanting pets every few seconds.

I've also seen unaffectionate kitties of both genders. I think it is a toss-up!
post #6 of 14
I have 5 girls and they all get along very well.
It depends on the cat not the sex.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by lilyluvscats View Post
Just from my personal experience I find boys more easy going. Girls can be love bugs but the two I had previously were definately more moody and more stand offish about getting along with other cats in the house.
I so agree w/ this! I never knew till we rescued a girl and she is so different compare to my 2 boys!!!
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me tonight everyone! Though I try not to be, I'm still a huge worrier when it comes to choosing new additions, so it will be nice to have each of your experiences & kitty stories in my head to reason with the worry.

The shelter won't hold this kitten for me, so we are dragging ourselves out of bed real early to be the first ones there for intercept! He's a very dark tabby named 'Gorgeous'.. so if he's the one, there's a definite name change in the works!
post #9 of 14
I hope you get Gorgeous. Keep us posted.
post #10 of 14
I hope it works out for you.
post #11 of 14
I say do not look at sex, as countless dozens of times we have had people come in to adopt, focused one one sex kitty, & they miss out on Mr./Mrs. Purr-fect!
post #12 of 14
I dont think gender matters. I have 4 boys who love each other very much!!! Not related either.... ages 4, 3 and 1
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
My ride bailed out yesterday and they don't do adoptions on Saturday.. party poopers. D: Can't wait until it's Monday though!!

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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I say do not look at sex, as countless dozens of times we have had people come in to adopt, focused one one sex kitty, & they miss out on Mr./Mrs. Purr-fect!
That is a great point! And the one thing I don't want to happen.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by missymotus View Post
In my opinion gender doesn't matter, it's the personalities involved that count.
couldn't have said it better
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