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My female won't stop biting the male

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
So here's my situation.

I have two cats but for two years I had my female Macy by herself. We recently bought another cat a male who is a few years older than her. We had hopped that they might have kittens but although she's been in heat several times and we know he isn't neutered nothing has happened. She's just not interested in being mated.

That's fine but for some reason the last two days she's started chasing him (which is fine they've always chased each other) but now when she catches him she pins him down and starts biting his back. He starts crying and I make them separate.

He's such a sweet kitty I don't think he'll fight back and I don't want her hurting him... is this just play or should I really be concerned?

Thanks,

Mahale
post #2 of 9
I sounds mostly as a dominance thing... Ie, as long she doesnt overdo it, you can try to let it be.
It may be good to have the thing settled for good.



Although we do ourselves reproach our revire-holder if he unnecessarily shows his pal, son and follower who is the master here... They can cuddle and lick each other, and he suddenly startes to bite on the youngers neck... (He is a kind and shy cat, it is more then enough to say some few words in a reproaching tone)
post #3 of 9
^^What StefanZ said.

And I know I am opening a can of worms here but please tell me you have two papered same breed show quality cats here that you are wanting to breed and not two mixed breed cats that would make pretty kittens.

There are many many cats and kittens that die everyday in shelters and on the streets because there are a lack of homes for them.If they are mixed breed cats please get them spayed nd neutured, we do not need anyone mixed breed cats being born when so many die for a lack of loving homes.

And now I will get off my soapbox.
post #4 of 9
Probably dominance her biting him.

I agree with Ping, unless they are ped. cats with breeding rights please get them both spayed and neutered.
post #5 of 9
Hi there,

I'd also strongly advise you to get them neutered as there are already too many unwanted cats being put down in shelters as it is.

Also, if this is a dominance problem neutering your cats could help tremendously. A tom cat has certain "desires" and responsible breeders usually try to find at least 3-4 matings for their toms so they can channel their desires and don't mis-direct sexuall frustration onto other cats living in the household.

Female cats greatly benefit from a neuter as it relieves them from strenious heat periods and protects them from sicknesses such as pyometra, which occur in unaltered cats that don't regularly have a litter.


regards,

Christine
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
hello all.

Thanks for the advice. I had thought that this was a dominance issue but nice to hear you all confirm it. I just let it play out last night and things seem ok now.

As for if they are PB or not. Yes they both are PB Persians both show quality and we're aiming for one litter of show quality kittens then we are going to have them both fixed. Personally I don't even want to do this much but my partner wants to so I'll respect their wishes since they are respecting mine to get them fixed after the first liter.

Thanks
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Mahale View Post
they both are PB Persians both show quality and we're aiming for one litter of show quality kittens

Many studs living together with the female doesnt see her as a sexual partner.
Here it is twice as difficult, as she is apparently now the dominant cat in your household...


The advice in such case is where they are non sexual pals you confine them in a mating room when she is in heat. Ie one smaller room without so much to do. Food, water, litter, somewhere to lay on.
A couple of rescue-places for the male... Perhaps a very few toys.

In there they will understand something very special is ongoing - and thus - with Gods and Mother Natures help - the chances are pretty good.

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If they are so good you may even think about more then one litter, especielly for the stud: my belief is there is a bigger lack of good studs then good females... Thus perhaps lending this stud / receive a couple of females. But this is an another question.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Mahale View Post

As for if they are PB or not. Yes they both are PB Persians both show quality and we're aiming for one litter of show quality kittens then we are going to have them both fixed.
But do you have breeding rights for them? That is not the same as show q. you need permission from the original breeder/s.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Mahale View Post
hello all.

Thanks for the advice. I had thought that this was a dominance issue but nice to hear you all confirm it. I just let it play out last night and things seem ok now.

As for if they are PB or not. Yes they both are PB Persians both show quality and we're aiming for one litter of show quality kittens then we are going to have them both fixed. Personally I don't even want to do this much but my partner wants to so I'll respect their wishes since they are respecting mine to get them fixed after the first liter.

Thanks
hmm, I must admit that I feel a bit unhappy about people breeding without the required knowledge, so I hope you know what you are doing and have looked into genetic disorders (PKD, HCM) + blood group compatibility and what to do in the case of birth complications or if bottle feeding becomes necessary.

Make sure your girl is old enough before she has her litter by seperating her form the toms untill she is a year old (or giving her the pill).

regards,

christine
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