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post #1 of 14
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Ummm...I witnessed something strange about my boy cat Napoleon this morning, and bear with me a minute.

OK basically he has a hyperactive "biting" problem in the morning...he gets excited about the prospect of playing, treats and breakfast, that he tends to bite me till I get out of bed. Not fun when I'm trying to sleep . So I keep an arsenal of stuffed animals on my bed (which my boyfriend loves, let me tell you ) for Napoleon to play with. Keep in mind, some of these stuffed animals are as big as him!!

For the past several weeks, I've noticed when I draw his attention away from my hand to stuffed animal, it works. He starts attacking it, getting all Kicky and bitey with it...he will sometimes even grab it by the "neck" and drag it to the end of the bed and start beating the crap out of it again!

But this morning, I noticed something weird to say the least...well he starts dragging one of the animals and starts...ahem..."going to town on it." I swear, it looked straight out of animal planet!!!

So I guess my question is...can neutered males still have "desires" although they can't do anything (k-w-i-m?)? He's never tried anything on Cassie, besides chase her around the house (she's spayed, and returns the favor as far as chasing around the house)...but is this normal/natural?
post #2 of 14
If he got neutered late or if he managed to mate before the neuter, yes it is typical behavior. He sounds quite aggressive and so not to get bit- buy a bottle of feliway spray and spray down your stuffed animal substitute with it. That will calm him down a lot-
post #3 of 14
I'm not sure about "desires", lol, but I don't think the instinct completely goes away. When I lived in my old house, Pixie wasn't fixed yet and went into heat a lot (I learned my lesson on that one and both of my cats are fixed!!!). Well one day my roommate walked in to her room and saw her cat Happy (8 years old & neutered for years), how shall was say this nicely, making Pixie happy. He looked confused as hell, like he had no idea what he was doing, but there he was.
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by hissy
If he got neutered late or if he managed to mate before the neuter, yes it is typical behavior. He sounds quite aggressive and so not to get bit- buy a bottle of feliway spray and spray down your stuffed animal substitute with it. That will calm him down a lot-
I have been doing that...with his toys...his bed...where he picks fights with Cassie (usually same places)...

He was neutered before we adopted him at the shelter (neutered prior to that too) but not sure if he "mated" before hand. But I will just keep an eye on this behavior. It was the first time I've witnessed this!
post #5 of 14
I used to have a tom cat named Harry that would do that to this humongous teddy bear I had! This think was like 4 feet long. And if it was laying flat on the ground he would first knead and "suckle" on the chest of the bear then he would... umm... play... with one of the legs. It was the weirdest thing I ever saw, but that was the only thing he ever did that to...
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by milopixie
I'm not sure about "desires", lol, but I don't think the instinct completely goes away. When I lived in my old house, Pixie wasn't fixed yet and went into heat a lot (I learned my lesson on that one and both of my cats are fixed!!!). Well one day my roommate walked in to her room and saw her cat Happy (8 years old & neutered for years), how shall was say this nicely, making Pixie happy. He looked confused as hell, like he had no idea what he was doing, but there he was.
Oh my goodness, that is the funniest story I have heard!!!

Another funny story was I think it was a golden retriever tried to mount my aunt's dog from like 25 years ago...her dog was a chihuahua!!! My dad said he didn't even try to stop them, it was interesting to watch (don't think either one was neutered/spayed).
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Amandaofcols
I used to have a tom cat named Harry that would do that to this humongous teddy bear I had! This think was like 4 feet long. And if it was laying flat on the ground he would first knead and "suckle" on the chest of the bear then he would... umm... play... with one of the legs. It was the weirdest thing I ever saw, but that was the only thing he ever did that to...
Cassie suckles and kneads on a giant Winnie The Pooh bear I have. Normally, i see Napoleon grab my stuffed animals by the neck and throw it around, he'll meow at it, hiss at it (he doesn't hiss at anything, even Cassie, who pretty much does it to him all the time, saying "Get away from me" -- such a typical girl LOL), "kill" it...yet I haven't seen him do *that* yet. LOL
post #8 of 14
Pete got neutered when he was about 6 months of age, but whenever any of the cats come out of my bedroom (he is barred because of a peeing problem) he jumps them and humps them.
post #9 of 14
A friend of mine was fostering a mother cat, Tabitha, and her litter of kittens. Because the kittens were far too young to be weaned and Tabitha was, of course, still lactating, she couldn't be spayed. This meant she still went into heat, and being trapped indoors (she used to be an outdoor, near-feral, stray), the only adult cats in the home were my friend's three neutered males. My friend's boys had all been neutered as kittens, loooong before it even OCCURRED to them to have "urges," so whenever Tabitha would present herself to them, the boys would look at my friend as if to say "Mommy? What the heck does SHE want?"
post #10 of 14
Yes. I have a male who thinks it's his purpose in life to rape our spays as much as possible if he smells a cat in heat outside. Most of the time it fails, and he gets shredded alot in retaliation.
post #11 of 14
A wee bit off topic, but I met a female dog who would do it to a stuff animal! It was kind of amusing, but I wouldn't want it to be my dog and have guests over.
post #12 of 14
._. Great. This means I can probably expect the same from my new cat, Mallorn. He's a rescue, is two years old, previously outdoor only.... and got castrated 3 weeks ago. >.< My first cat, Rowan, is *so* not going to want to deal with that. Fun. *goes out and buys a stuffed animal*
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Shiari
._. Great. This means I can probably expect the same from my new cat, Mallorn. He's a rescue, is two years old, previously outdoor only.... and got castrated 3 weeks ago. >.< My first cat, Rowan, is *so* not going to want to deal with that. Fun. *goes out and buys a stuffed animal*
It doesn't mean he absolutely will start this behaviour, it's just a possibility. I know a cat who didn't get neutered til he was at least 5 or 6 years old, and although he sprayed, not once did he display any sexual behaviour.
post #14 of 14
Mitts started doing this before he was neutered, and has continued (a lot less often tho )

It really is funny, especially as he uses the stuffed elephant's trunk!
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