"My cats drink milk."
Translation:Mis gatos beben leche.
keep getting marked wrong for using "gato" for cat, but this discussion suggests that gato is in fact the more commonly used word, and that "gata" is usually reserved for a female cat:
everything I have read about gender says that the word has the gender and it does not correspond to the animal being masculine or feminine so now all of a sudden we express gender with the animals. Does it work that way with birds and turtles? or just cats? is there a perro and a perra ? and a torro and torra? What's up with that?
gatas are female cats; gatos are male cats. in this article which speaks of tricolored female cats, gender is important. why this seems to be true of cats and not other animals may simply be a matter of usage. BTW: my Spanish dictionary does include perra for female dog, but not pajara for female bird. Maybe it's because dogs and cats are pets that become part of the family?