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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 12:50 PM
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Neutered male cat mounts spayed female cat, people, furniture, etc
I adopted my male kitty Simon (aka "The Orange Tornado", aka "The Creamsicle of Chaos") from the shelter late last year at 9 months old. He was spayed right before I brought him home. I also have an older female cat (11 years old) who is not pleased to have a very energetic younger brother. She tolerates him, but only as long as he stays out of her face. Lately, Simon has started trying to mount my older female, blankets and pillows, and I recently woke up one morning with him doing this to my knee. :wtf:

This is the first time I've ever had a male kitty. Is this normal for a neutered young-ish (a bit over a year old) male kitty?
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 02:00 PM
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1. It isn't unheard-of, although leg-humping is more of a dog thing.
Edited on Mon Jun-06-11 02:06 PM by The Velveteen Ocelot
One of my neutered boy cats occasionally tries to hump the other two (a boy and a girl, both neutered), but I think it's a dominance behavior rather than an expression of lust. He's not the dominant cat, but every now and then he tries to do this thing to try to get back up on top -- as it were. He's the only cat I've ever had that does this.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 04:36 PM
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2. My neutered male cats all do it.
It drives me crazy because they often pounce on an unwilling female, and she puts up a fight. Sometimes they mount each other, and they don't put up a fight with each other. LOL! So I don't bother them when they hump each other, but I get the squirt gun out when they torment the girls.

The explanation I heard was that they had enough hormones in them back in the day to have a faint recollection of what nature wanted them to do... enough recollection to halfway try to do it, but they really don't have a clue why. LOL
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 05:48 PM
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3. I worry a bit about my older girl kitty
She can still hold her own against him, and there have been no injuries. But it does stress her a bit. She's much happier when he just leaves her alone.

I did find it disconcerting to wake up in bed and find him humping my leg. At his age (a bit over a year), I think he's the equivalent of a teenage boy, and we all know how they can be.
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-11 06:06 PM
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4. You may want to take him to the Vet..
to have him examined. Sometimes in neutering surgery, they may miss something, so that behavior will continue. Also, it can take a while for the hormones that are in his system to diminish to the point that he does not continue this "mounting" behavior. Mounting behavior in a cat is often a dominance behavior. My male cat, Sylvester, mounted one of my female cats when they were much younger, but as they both grew older, the behavior stopped altogether.
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-11 03:42 PM
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5. Sounds as though...
...he got neutered just as he was figuring out he was a boy kitty and what his 'special purpose' was.
Nine months is about (give or take) when the boys become sexually mature. My Sainted Vet says that a queen in heat in the neighborhood can accelerate the process as well. :yoiks:

Little Shimrod will be attending the low-cost spay-neuter clinic in September when he will be about 5 months old. His little testes will be on deck (descended into the scrotum) but not yet on line.

If you catch them before they hit sexual maturity they haven't gotten the hormones messing up their furry little brains and urging them towards the tomcat behaviors* we all know and (DO NOT WANT :thumbsdown: ) love. :banghead:



*spraying, fighting, roaming, mounting, making more kittens...
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 12:08 PM
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8. He was in the local shelter with lots of other cats when I found him
So there were probably some lady cats in heat around him at the time. He's very impulsive and active, a lot like a teenage boy. And we know that they are constantly led around by their hormones.

Do you know if these behaviors lessen over time after they've been neutered?
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 08:48 AM
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6. my neutered cat *romances* my sweaters, especially the black one
Seriously, he finds them no matter where they are hidden, and humps them at least once a day. He doesn't dare do it to our female cat, because she can kick his ass with no problem.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 11:48 AM
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7. My male neutered kitty
would hump blankets. He's hold a piece in his mouth and have at it, erection and all. He never went after the other cats though. He did this right up until the time he got sick and died at age 14.

We adopted him when he was about 3 years old and he wasn't neutered at the time, so he knew what it was all about I guess.
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 03:13 PM
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9. Here's my handsome orange boy
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 04:08 PM
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10. Oh, he IS a handsome ginger boy!
Love those golden eyes...and that expression!
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 06:02 AM
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11. He is a beautiful boy. Thanks for sharing his picture!
n/t
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