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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I rescued a 15 year old neutered Manx 22 days ago, his name is Squirt. He's had a hard life - I'm his third home because of death or terminal illness.

On the second day here, during a grooming session, he did what I can only explain as attempting to mount and hump my forearm. When I would try to move my arm he would cry, smack my hand and try to pull my arm closer.

I spoke to the rescue that took Squirt in and made it possible for him to come live with me and in speaking with his former home, this is something that he had never done.

Okay, so I dismiss it as being needy and a lot to adjust to. However, he does this NIGHTLY now! Last night I woke to him doing it and he squirted a clear, odorless liquid on my hand - eeww - just a couple drops. When I told him no and gently pushed him off my arm, he just proceeded to do this to my body pillow and continued to ejaculate a few drops (about the size of a quarter) onto my pillow FOUR times.

I'm hoping that someone can help me figure this out and figure out how to make him stop. lol

I know he is totally healthy - he just ten days ago had a full blood panel done and everything was great and he had oral surgery 5 days ago and he is "good as new" now. So I'm assuming this is behavioural.

Help would be so wonderful - I love him dearly but I could do without the humping.
post #2 of 19
Oh my. I don't have any experience with that behavior, but from research, you can't stop it. A lot of neutered males have "special blankies" and stuffed animals that they do that to.
post #3 of 19
Oh my. I didnt know that. I am getting my cat neutered pretty soon.
I hope he does not do it to birdie!!!
post #4 of 19

im sorry but you could but him a toy hahhahaha
post #5 of 19
Am I a bad, bad person for seeing the humor in him having the name Squirt?
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Telynn
Am I a bad, bad person for seeing the humor in him having the name Squirt?

I tried not to mention that.
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
I didn't name him ... that's always been his name, but I've been thinking the very same thing.
post #8 of 19
Please click here to read about why this kind of behavior occurs.
post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 
That thread is how I found this site.

The thing is, for a week I tried to give him more attention during those episodes but he gets mad and slaps my hand or bites at my wrist. Most of the time that he does this, it's during grooming/love sessions, when it's just the two of us and the other animals are asleep.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Murfins
I didn't name him ... that's always been his name, but I've been thinking the very same thing.
Maybe that's why he was named Squirt!

Seriously, I feel for you. I have a humpy boy too. I've put some Feliway diffusers around my house and I am trying to really give him lots of affection when he comes to me so he won't start humping. I've read humping can be caused by the cat wanting more affection. Ashton gets so much attention and affection, I don't understand that, but I'm willing to give him even more if it will stop the humping. Good luck!
post #11 of 19
The first thing that came to my mind is a bladder infection.
Has his urine been tested?

Thanks for giving Squirt a home and taking such good care of this loving boy.
I am sending lots of calming vibes to sweet Squirt.
post #12 of 19
Are you sure, sure, sure he's neutered?? Is there a possibility that one of his testicles never descended and is still intact? Just something to double check. If he is really neutered, it shouldn't be possible for him to ejaculate. If he does this again try and collect a little of the liquid in a jar and bring it to the vet for evaluation under a microscope. It could also be urine, but either way it needs to be checked out.
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm 100% sure he's neutered and his urine was also checked when he had a full geriatric work up - he's healthy.

I've been told that a male can ejaculate after being neutered, that it is just free of semen ... I never knew that but it does seem odd to me.

Taking a collection is a good idea ... although it means LETTING him do it on my arm and not on a pillow or blanket. EEWWW. LOL!
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Murfins
I'm 100% sure he's neutered and his urine was also checked when he had a full geriatric work up - he's healthy.

I've been told that a male can ejaculate after being neutered, that it is just free of semen ... I never knew that but it does seem odd to me.

Taking a collection is a good idea ... although it means LETTING him do it on my arm and not on a pillow or blanket. EEWWW. LOL!

Speaking of "taking one for the team"

If all else fails, most cats love fleece, so a small fleece blanket or toy treated with catnip may deflect his attention from your arm if the other creatures don't run off with it.
post #15 of 19
i went to a cat show recently with the breeder for my Remy. She brought a friend and we shared a room with the show cats. There was a fleecy soft cuddly blankie and I was rubbing my cheek on it...till I was stopped by their giggling. Apparently it was the show cat *challengers special blankie. It was the first time I ever saw a neutered cat do that.
p.s. I grinned all through this thread....someone named him squirt on purpose.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by CommonOddity042
If all else fails, most cats love fleece, so a small fleece blanket or toy treated with catnip may deflect his attention from your arm if the other creatures don't run off with it.
I have a fairly large stuffed toy dog that BeBe uses as his girlfriend. Before I brought home the dog the bathmat was his hump-buddy....thank goodness he never turned to me for relief!
post #17 of 19
I have a 1-2yr old male cat whom i adopted a few months ago, and I had him fixed when I got him. After he was fixed he began humping. He humps the bed blankets, when I am in it, and almost exclusively at night. He'll bite the comforter then he starts kneading with his back legs (sometimes he starts lying on his side and then stands up or starts standing up) and then begins humping. I've never allowed it to go on til he decides he's done or whatever...blehk. I grab him (he makes this little squeek noise when i touch him) and put him on the floor everytime as soon as he starts, but he'll do it ALL night long, jumping back up every time I toss him off.

I understand that it might be a need for attention, but nighttime is sleep time & he gets play sessions after dinner & lots of love in general.

I know this is a natural behavior and I don't want to PUNISH him, but I desperately want to transfer it to his own space & blankie (he has a super soft snuggle blanket already that he pretty much ignores). It's interferring with my sleep, my boyfriend gets really pissed, & i've begun resorting to locking him out of the room (which is taking away that attention & companionship he may be seeking).

I'm at a loss & am searching for some tips & suggestions on how to effectively transfer the behavior to his 'own space' and not mine. I've read these threads & haven't found anything exactly applicable to my situation. help!!
post #18 of 19
Well,there is a stray fella that comes to visit me and he had the same problem. After I fed him he would try to "love" on my arm.....I found him a stuffed toy groundhog that was the size of a small cat. It even has a tail! After I started redirecting his "love" to the groundhog,his wanting my arm stopped! Now when he visits he will actually meow wanting his groundhog. It worked perfectly,too. No more humping on arms! We call it his wuuuvy!!
post #19 of 19
Training him to use a small stuffed animal or pillow sounds like a good idea. You might try rubbing catnip on it, or wrapping it in a T-shirt that smells like you, to start.

Or try experimenting with different textures. My cat goes crazy with a chenille throw.
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