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Why is my neutered cat shagging the new cat?

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ILikeUranus Sat 09-Apr-16 21:16:25

We have a not quite 1yr old neutered boy. We just got a 6yr old ex-breeding girl. She is very new so once she's settled in we will neuter her. Should we sod the settling in period and get her neutered straight away? Obviously I'm not worried about a litter as my boy is neutered and they are indoor cats, I'm just thinking it might help this behaviour. That said, she doesn't seem to mind, she sticks her behind in the air for him to mount her! Why are they doing this? Is it ok? Do I need to neuter ASAP? Thanks.

cozietoesie Sat 09-Apr-16 21:23:13

Sometimes they retain some 'inclinations' if they're reminded and if she's in heat? That would surely be a reminder. grin

I'd get her neutered directly. (The former breeder should really have done that themselves in my view.) And keep all your doors and windows tight closed in the meantime. wink

ILikeUranus Sat 09-Apr-16 21:28:09

Thanks, I'll call the vet on Monday. He's chasing her round now and biting her neck, back or bum. I've separated them for now.

Chorltonswheelies422 Sat 09-Apr-16 21:34:09

It might just be him asserting his dominance as she is new to his territory

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 09-Apr-16 21:57:39

They still remember the mechanics after neutering and if she's giving signals he will mount.

She should throw him off when she realises nothing's happening.

You don't want a female in heat calling. It goes on all night for days.

cozietoesie Sat 09-Apr-16 22:07:58

And forget about them being 'indoor cats' and him being neutered. You probably have the local Romeo lurking in the shrubbery right now so if you were to leave a door or window open a crack......... grin

I think you're wise to call the vet on Monday. In fact, I'd make it first thing.wink

RubbishMantra Mon 11-Apr-16 13:19:07

Once cats get into the habit of humping, they don't stop, IME. Both of my boys get jiggy with fluffy inanimate objects, the "shag bag" being favourite. You'd think they'd get jealous , but they don't mind taking turns.

So even once she's spayed, he might still get amorous, but she'll probably not be so receptive and box his ears.

ILikeUranus Mon 11-Apr-16 16:38:01

Oh dear! They've calmed down today but I've already booked her in for tomorrow. I hope that's the right thing to do - tbh I'd rather they were shagging all night than fighting!

cozietoesie Mon 11-Apr-16 16:41:32

Sounds fine. smile

When do you have to take the food away?

ILikeUranus Mon 11-Apr-16 16:49:16

8pm. They'll be pleased - it's usually down all the time!

ILikeUranus Mon 11-Apr-16 17:20:41

I've just given her a wash. She is not a bath fan, haha and she smelt like it. But I thought she could do with a clean before the op. No chance of a bath, but we managed a wash using a soaked towel to wet and rinse, she tolerated that ok, even purred during the shampoo and the rub dry, success!

Thanks for the advice!

ILikeUranus Tue 12-Apr-16 22:13:24

It went fine, no more shagging so far! My boy cat was very gentle with her when we brought her back. She hasn't eaten anything though and is now hiding under the bed where we can't see her. Is she ok?!

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 12-Apr-16 22:14:50

Yes, it'll be a bit of a shock but they get over it.

Laska5772 Tue 12-Apr-16 22:22:05

My neutered Tom likes to 'shag ' next doors neutered Tom , (usually on our front drive). They are friends though, and they've been doing it for years.... (we do try and explain that really, that if they must, they could at least do it in the back garden instead .. But they just dont have any shame it seems.. !!)

RubbishMantra Wed 13-Apr-16 00:59:28

Mine like an audience too Laska. Especially little Monsieur, he'll drag his shag-bag into any room that I'm in. Exhibitionist cats, eh?

ILikeUranus Wed 13-Apr-16 08:57:25

Haha, so cute! She has emerged this morning for some food love and attention. Thanks for all your help and advice and funny stories!

cozietoesie Wed 13-Apr-16 09:22:41

Glad she's fine. (Because that's what it sounds like.) And at least you have it out of the way now. smile

RubbishMantra Wed 13-Apr-16 17:27:16

I'm glad her op went well, and she's recovering.

What type of breed is she? I have a breed (Devon Rex), and because they are a bit sparse in the hair department, (insides of legs, armpits, legpits, neck), they can get a tad greasy and sort of cheesy "mousey" smelling, because there's not much fur to absorb the oils.

Some breeders recommend bathing, but mine's a clean little lad and all he needs is a wipe over with an h20 baby wipe, and an anti-fungal wipe in his flappy ears.

ILikeUranus Wed 13-Apr-16 18:08:35

She's a short hair but has lots of it! Enough to share with all my clothes, haha. She smells much nicer now after a little shampoo, but hopefully I won't have to do it that often!

rapunzel510 Sat 16-Apr-16 23:49:45

it's most likely a dominance thing, as she's new he'll be making sure your new addition knows who's boss. he may just be a randy little devil though grin

ILikeUranus Sun 17-Apr-16 20:40:15

There has been no more shagging! The morning after spaying, when she came out of hiding, he sniffed her very gently over her face and wound - looked almost like kisses, he was sooooo gentle. They are the cutest cats they should have had babies together.

cozietoesie Sun 17-Apr-16 20:41:50

Remember how he was chasing her around and biting her? grin

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 17-Apr-16 20:42:47

Yes but then you've got 6 cats none of whom can possibly be homed because no ones good enough for them!.

cozietoesie Sun 17-Apr-16 20:47:04

I'm trying to imagine your house with six ASBOs. You wouldn't have a toilet roll left intact in the whole place! grin

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 17-Apr-16 20:48:05

You wouldn't have a house with 6 bengals.

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