2kittens-boy-girl Do you want to adopt a boy cat or a girl cat? Do gender it matter? You may be looking at adopting a new cat or kitten and wondering, what are the differences between boy and girl cats? Aside from the anatomical and chromosomal differences, or maybe partially because of them, we believe there are definitely behavioral differences between boy and girl cats! We’re drawing on our decades of experience sheltering, rescuing, fostering, and adopting out thousands of cats and kittens and sharing what we’ve learned with you, so you can benefit from our extensive experience to decide if adopting a boy or girl cat is best for you!

Neutered BOY CATS are usually more…

  • Easy-going
  • Adventurous
  • Tolerant
  • Goofy
  • Dependent
  • Sensitive
  • Friendly with cats smaller than them

Spayed GIRL CATS are usually more…

  • Nurturing
  • Choosy
  • Bossy
  • Flirty
  • Independent
  • Possessive
  • Tolerant of boy cats

Of course, every cat or kitten is a unique individual. However, just like certain personality traits connected to a cat’s coat color or length (such as tortie-tude, or longhair cats being very affectionate), we’ve found that gender does seem to play a role — especially once a kitten matures into an adult cat.

How humans socialize with kittens and cats has a huge impact on their behaviors.

We also want to mention that SPAYING and NEUTERING is so important! Yes, because there are already way too many unwanted homeless kittens and cats, but also because the girl vs boy behaviors can veer into unpleasant and even dangerous territory, such as unfixed males adventurous nature turn into a roaming one, and unfixed cats are much more likely to be aggressive towards each other and you too.

We’d love to hear if you agree or disagree! Click one of the social share buttons below and add a comment to share your opinion and experience.