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Petting "Arouses" my male kitty?

post #1 of 9
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Not sure how to ask this. But whenever I pet my male kitty (he's neutered) and he is purring and kneading with his paws....his penis starts poking out. Is this a normal reaction? He has also on occaision when I was rubbing his belly grabbed onto my arm in a mating fashion.

Is this normal? I know I've seen male dogs do it before.
post #2 of 9
Hmm, this used to happen with my boys before they were fixed. They came from the shelter and any nice attention would get them all excited.

One of them is still occasionally a little over the top when he is really happy. Wonder if some of the stuff is just interconnected, and when they feel very very happy stuff happens. Mine never tried the humping stuff after the op though.
post #3 of 9
My first cat was like this and he was also neutered. He loved humping my bead spread and would occasionally get "over stimulated" when being pet... but he was more of a humper.
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I have had several male cats throughout my life - all neutered in kittenhood. My current male, Andy, was neutered at 6 months as well. He is the only one I've had who gets aroused like this and I was starting to think maybe the neutering wasn't "complete". It sounds like others have similar issues so I guess he's "normal". Andy gets very amorous with my kids' stuffed animals - it really borders on the obscene He almost goes into a trance and will sometimes make an awful meowing noise and get mad if you try to make him quit. Then he proceeds to lick himself in an obviously aroused way. I can honestly say that I had never seen a cat penis before we got Andy - have to say its kind of one of those things I'd rather NOT see. I keep thinking OMG my cat is a perv!!! He will even occasionally try to do his back leg kneading thing to my female cat (she hisses at him and makes him go away) or my dogs (they don't know what to think and usually get up and leave). I keep hoping he will grow out of it. He is almost 4, though, so I'm doubtful.
post #5 of 9
I'm glad I only have girl kitties!
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by straymagnet View Post
I have had several male cats throughout my life - all neutered in kittenhood. My current male, Andy, was neutered at 6 months as well. He is the only one I've had who gets aroused like this and I was starting to think maybe the neutering wasn't "complete". It sounds like others have similar issues so I guess he's "normal". Andy gets very amorous with my kids' stuffed animals - it really borders on the obscene He almost goes into a trance and will sometimes make an awful meowing noise and get mad if you try to make him quit. Then he proceeds to lick himself in an obviously aroused way. I can honestly say that I had never seen a cat penis before we got Andy - have to say its kind of one of those things I'd rather NOT see. I keep thinking OMG my cat is a perv!!! He will even occasionally try to do his back leg kneading thing to my female cat (she hisses at him and makes him go away) or my dogs (they don't know what to think and usually get up and leave). I keep hoping he will grow out of it. He is almost 4, though, so I'm doubtful.
Your Andy and my Forrest seem to be very much alike. I've had plenty of male cats throughout my life and I've NEVER had one that ummm...."loved" his Meowmy so much. Almost every morning now I am awakened to him humping away at my leg underneath the blanket. He just grabs onto the blanket with his teeth and does his thing all the while making these strange cat noises. Not only do I hate waking up this way but my Husband really gets annoyed by this. Sometimes he also tries to hump on Lilly, but she gets really irritable and will hiss at him when he tries.

Forrest was a feral rescue and neutered at just over 2 lbs - so I know he never had a chance to get any adult male cat hormones in his system.

I told my Feline Vet about it and she said it's common in neutered males, but not easy to stop. The best thing to do is get him a "love buddy" (aka Stuffed toy) that I can transfer him off of my legs to in the mornings. Eventually he will just "love" on his buddy and not me.
post #7 of 9
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I'm so glad it isnt just my cat! I was beginning to get worried there was something wrong with him. But then it occurred to me that neutered male dogs "hump" objects, people, other animals too. Even my spayed female dog does it! So I guess while it isnt a desired behavior...it is not abnormal.

I found some suggestions on various websites. Most say to just pick him up and put him on the floor and ignore him until he settles down when he does it. Others say to hold him tight like a baby for a few minutes to stop it. I'll try both and see if either helps.
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Your Andy and my Forrest seem to be very much alike
Wow, they even look alike.
post #9 of 9
Charlie was neutered at 3 months old and he sometimes gets aroused when "making bread". They may not have hormones, but I think they still know they are a male.
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