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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-08-2008, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Female Kittens Question

I've had male cats in the past and had no problems with them. Now we are thinking about adopting a female kitten. Is there any problems with females, I've heard females spray. I guess that means sometimes they urinate not in the litter box.

Need some help on females or should I stick with males?

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I have all girls and they've always used their litter box and they've never sprayed.

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Re: Female Kittens Question

Male cats spray as well, usually it's the other way around, people asking if there is any difference between the two but they have only ever had females before and never knew that females could spray. There isn't really any difference that I have noticed. I have 4 males in my house right now and one female. As long as you get her spayed early enough she won't spray.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-08-2008, 10:45 PM
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Re: Female Kittens Question

Arianwen always uses her litterbox indoors. She does spray, though, but only outside, and only on extremely rare occasions. I have only seen her spray twice in all the time I've had her. I think she was marking over some other cat's scent mark those times.
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I've never had a female cat that sprayed (I thought only male cats do that?). I have always preferred male cats, though, because they can be so friendly and affectionate, and most of the females I've owned have been a little more irritable. I think what makes a huge difference is getting them spayed soon. The earlier you do it, the sweeter female kitties seem to be. I have a male and a female kitty right now (about 6 months old), and they are both darlings. Their temperament probably depends just as much on how they were raised as on whether they are male or female. I certainly wouldn't discourage getting a female kitten because they are wonderful pets, but just be sure to get one that's been loved on all her life. There's my two cents
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Re: Female Kittens Question

Arianwen has been in abusive situations in her life, and because of that she was a little shy when I first adopted her.
But, at least for her, I think that makes her more loving, and appreciative of a loving home.

It is true, though, that some abused cats become fearful of humans. They just need patience and love, and to be shown that there are such things as good humans.
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