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Male cats in heat

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
How do they behave?

I know how females do because we always had them growing up. But male kitties I have no clue other than they spray.
post #2 of 15
the best thing to do anyway is to get him neutered.
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by cazx01
the best thing to do anyway is to get him neutered.
I planned to. He is already on the wait list. I was just wondering what the signs were.
post #4 of 15
Male cats don't actually "go into heat" because that would imply that they would only act a certain way for a period of time. Once a male cat becomes sexually mature (give or take six months old) they will start to spray to mark their territory, the will wander through the house (usually at night) yowling (calling to the female cats), and can become aggressive toward people and other animals (especially if they were to smell another cat on you). Their urine will also start to smell very strong and musky. I don't know if you allow your cat to go outside, but if he were to come into contact with a female in heat that could make him become sexually mature at an earlier age. Hope this helped
post #5 of 15
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Thank you petnurse! It does help.
post #6 of 15
Just wanted to say:
What a gorgeous kitty you've got!!

Dev
post #7 of 15
Good to hear your baby is going to be desexed!
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Devlyn
Just wanted to say:
What a gorgeous kitty you've got!!

Dev
Thank you Devlyn. I almost thought we wouldn't be able to get him but then I found out most Koreans don't like cats so noone would adopt him if we didn't. You have pretty kitties too.
post #9 of 15

This information was very helpful. I have a kitten between five and six months old and trying to find a vet to have him fixed. I am glad I found this site, Have a great and wonderful day. :)

post #10 of 15

My cat is about a year since Jan. He has not been neutered yet and this is the first time he was doing this but he is meowing like CRAAZY, and kinda nibbling me almost trying to cradle my arm as if a dog would to hump. he is only doing it to me sitting on my lap, following me, and being most vocal while I am speaking.. Can anyone explain this?

post #11 of 15

As per the thread I think you started, it's high time to get him neutered.

post #12 of 15
JamieF, this is the time of year, in the Northern hemisphere, when females are most likely to come into heat, and he can probably smell one outside somewhere. He is a mass of raging hormones, poor boy and is trying to take it out on you as you are the nearest female, even if you are human! he does need to be neutered for his own happiness.
post #13 of 15

OMG my little guy is hollering like crazy too! He's sprayed once. He has his appointment next week. I wish I could get him in sooner! He's making me crazy.  I didn't think he was six months old yet, as I got him as a stray. He's rather small.  We have another neutered male in the house and spayed female.  Thanks for the info! 

post #14 of 15

@Copper Penny OMG i'm in the same boat as you right now!!

I have a neutered male over a year old, and a spayed female who will hit 1 year this month, and i recently found a stray male kitten!! The vets checked him out a few weeks ago, and guesstimated that he is 5 months old. The Humane Society scheduled a neuter for him for Sept. 27, but this morning I had to pull him off of my girl cat cus he was trying to hump her :( his "lipstick" was out and everything. poor Jet (my girl). I don't know if this was the first time...I don't know if he's attempted before while I was at work...I don't think he's sprayed yet...but then again I'm not really sure how to tell..His urine does not smell musky or strong yet...but i'm worried. I just got off the phone with the humane society, and THANK GOD they will take him this sunday for a neuter. I'm so nervous but so relieved. I hope his 'symptoms' don't increase for the next few days...the new guy, Gunther, has been more aggressive than usual to both of my existing cats...

post #15 of 15
I am sure all the cats will be most relieved! But just so you know, it takes a few weeks for all the hormones to leave the system, so it will not be instantly better. You will soon see an improvement, though.
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