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post #1 of 9
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Recently I've gotten a new male cat in addition to the female I already had. All was going well at first, until the humping started. Its obvious that they are both very aroused, and now i have to make sure to keep them in separate rooms as I don't want them to have kittens until I am ready. I know it has to be difficult for the cats aswell, and I was wondering if there was such thing as cat condoms or some other kitty contraceptive.
I know how irritable I get without sex, and I feel it would make us all happier if there was away for them to have there fun without getting pregnant. Any help is greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 9
All you have to do is get her spayed and him neutured....and fast!
post #3 of 9
It's no fun for girl kitties, often quite vicious. Get her spayed and get him neutered before he decides he wants to start spaying.
post #4 of 9
You will probably get sick of the yelling by the female and of the pee all over your house by the male when he sprays your clothes, couch, and all that other fun stuff. What is your reasoning for them being left intact?
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by woodengoat View Post
I don't want them to have kittens until I am ready.
Cats mating is NOT like humans having sex. They don't get frustrated because they like it! They get frustrated because their bodies are telling them to do something, but they can't! We do that stuff for pleasure. They do that sort of stuff to follow their instincts. It's not like they just do it to have fun like we do. In fact, I believe I read somewhere that no other species mates for pleasure other than dolphins and humans.
So I think kitty condoms are a bit of a waste of time... they'll just keep getting more and more frustrated!

I don't know why you want them to have kittens eventually, but if you're up for more cats, there's always the shelter

I know I'd feel better about saving a litter of kittens than just breeding my own...
post #6 of 9
Kitty condoms? Hmmm...there exist such a product?
post #7 of 9
Unless these are purebred cats and worthy of showing/breeding, they should be spayed/neutered. Both will be a lot healthier and will not develop bad habits or cancers if left entire.

If you can't get both done at the same time, then get the female done first. A male will get an unspayed female pregnant for up to 2 months before all the hormones/sperm is out of his system.

No reason to let them have kittens.
post #8 of 9
Cat condoms??? And who would be the one to put the condom on the cat??

Let's see:

Male Cat
1) Lacking fingers, he is unable to rip open the condom wrapper. OK, maybe he could use his teeth to rip it open, but how would he get it over his penis?
2) Lacking the ability to reason, he doesn't know that using a condom will prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
3) Lacking the ability to read minds or to understand the human language, he doesn't know that his owner would prefer to have kittens at a later time.
4) Driven by instinct, he doesn't care one iota about what his owner wants, he just wants to mate. Period.

Female cat
Also lacking all of the aforementioned characteristics, she cannot exactly be relied upon to put a "raincoat" on the male.

Human
Interrupts the, ahem, happy couple and attempts to place a latex covering over the male's penis, human then gets shredded by cat claws. While human bleeds and whimpers from the pain, cats proceed to have unprotected sex and kittens arrive 9 or 10 weeks later.

No, really, this is a fantastic idea.

OP, there is already a staggering number of cats in the world of all ages --- including kittens --- who are euthanized or who languish in cages at shelters for who knows how long. Not to mention all of the feral cats who, let's face it, the vast majority of the human race would prefer to not exist. And you think it's a good idea to deliberately bring MORE cats into the world? What makes your cats so damn special where breeding them will help to better the breed?

And regarding your "irritable without sex" remark --- get real. Stop attaching human emotions and concerns to cats. Cats aren't driven to mate by the desire for pleasure. They're driven to mate solely by instinct. The complete sexual act lasts only a few seconds. As a matter of fact, sex is believed to be quite painful for the female, particularly during withdrawal due to the barbs on the penis. That is why the female cries out during this part. Trust me, she's not doing an impression of Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by RobertM View Post
Cat condoms??? And who would be the one to put the condom on the cat??

Let's see:

Male Cat
1) Lacking fingers, he is unable to rip open the condom wrapper. OK, maybe he could use his teeth to rip it open, but how would he get it over his penis?
2) Lacking the ability to reason, he doesn't know that using a condom will prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
3) Lacking the ability to read minds or to understand the human language, he doesn't know that his owner would prefer to have kittens at a later time.
4) Driven by instinct, he doesn't care one iota about what his owner wants, he just wants to mate. Period.

Female cat
Also lacking all of the aforementioned characteristics, she cannot exactly be relied upon to put a "raincoat" on the male.

Human
Interrupts the, ahem, happy couple and attempts to place a latex covering over the male's penis, human then gets shredded by cat claws. While human bleeds and whimpers from the pain, cats proceed to have unprotected sex and kittens arrive 9 or 10 weeks later.

No, really, this is a fantastic idea.

OP, there is already a staggering number of cats in the world of all ages --- including kittens --- who are euthanized or who languish in cages at shelters for who knows how long. Not to mention all of the feral cats who, let's face it, the vast majority of the human race would prefer to not exist. And you think it's a good idea to deliberately bring MORE cats into the world? What makes your cats so damn special where breeding them will help to better the breed?

And regarding your "irritable without sex" remark --- get real. Stop attaching human emotions and concerns to cats. Cats aren't driven to mate by the desire for pleasure. They're driven to mate solely by instinct. The complete sexual act lasts only a few seconds. As a matter of fact, sex is believed to be quite painful for the female, particularly during withdrawal due to the barbs on the penis. That is why the female cries out during this part. Trust me, she's not doing an impression of Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally.
You crack me up with this post. Especially under Male #1, Female, and Human. Seriously, why do you want them to have sex without kittens? Cats have sex just to reproduce. I think that condoms and cats who want to reproduce is not in a cat's brain or under human control.

Like everyone says, if you want kittens there are plenty to adopt. If you have purebreds, then why the condoms? Why not let the kitties be like brother and sister, as long as we are endowing them with human attributes?
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