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Horniest Cat, What's going on???

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I sure could use some insight. My cat, Bianca, is almost 1 year now, we just moved from Illinois, to Arizona in January. Since then, Bianca has been 'horny' about 6 times (in 3 months). Our other cat, Treasure, is a couple months younger, and she has only been in heat or horny, 2 times. (Which is a good thing, because she's a load one! Meowing what sounds like "NoooOOOooOo" out the window.)

I believe Bianca is displaying "signs" of being in heat, she does the horny prrr, and her chin sticks outward. She does the hightened buttocks thing. She loves the belly being rubbed, and she stretches out. I don't know what to do for her. It's nice to have a cat that wants so much attention, but... I can't give her the attention she wants. I would like to avoid getting her fixed.

HOW CAN ONE CAT GET SO HORNY, SOOOO MUCH? Is it something we are doing wrong? Is there something I can do to lesson the frequency of this? She spends more time horny, then not, it seems.

I don't believe a cat can be in heat this much. There are cycles... So what is going on????

Need the opposite of Viagra in Kitty form,

post #2 of 7

Sure sounds like your kitty is in heat. May I ask you a question? Why do you not want to spay your cat?? Is she a purebred that you want to breed? If not, you SHOULD get her fixed. There are too many unwanted cats out there.

A cat's heat lasts about one week. The only way to prevent her from going into heat is to have her spayed. Do yourself a favor, PLEASE spay your cat!

Call 1-800-248-6627 and they will tell you where low cost spaying/neutering is available in your area.

[Edited by donna on 04-06-2001 at 07:27 PM]
post #3 of 7
I second that!! Definitely have her spayed. She will live a longer, healthier life...and you won't be bothered by her "horny" behavior!
post #4 of 7
First it has nothing to do with being horney. Cats dont get pleasure from this at all. It is a natural thing that serves to insure pro creation. They go into heat to attract male cats and as soon as they are mated, they ovulate and there you go. Cats do usually go into heat every three weeks for the rest of their lives until spayed. The older one is now showing signs of maturity. The best thing you can do for yourself and the cats is spay them. The pro's far outweigh the cons of just the one time surgery.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for the wonderful responses in such a timely matter!

Why have I not had her fixed? Well, I haven't had either fixed. Note: KEEP IN MIND - They are both kept indoor. I do not allow them to go outside.

My thoughts or reasons I have for not were:
1) It's natural, and I know that with other animals, once you 'fix' them, they change or their behavior changes. I would hate to change anything about her. I would hate if she then became more independent and less cudly with us.

2) What if I want an offspring from her? She's beautiful, wether she is pure bred or not, she has a bunny soft coat, and is a smaller cat. (You should see Treasure, she's even smaller. She's a semi runt type cat, which I love small animals)

I realize that there is many unwanted animals out there. Believe me! One of my young cats is from a litter give away, that I saved her. I fed her from about 2 weeks of birth on, just as you would an infant. Feedings all through the night with an eye dropper and pet milk. I'm not irresponsible, so be assured that these cats are not adding to the problem's related to un-fixed cats.

I'm just concerned that she will change. I can't go by opinoin on this one... It would have to be fact. Is there a good chance my Bianca's personality or character will change?

Again, everyone, thank you for such wonderful responses!


PS: FINDINGS: I have a ferret that both cats love to play with. The best play toy in the world for these cats is "Widget" my Albino Ferret. He likes to hide, and go under blankets, and well, as we all know... cats love to attack and play with things that scurry under blankets and such. They get along fantastically, never once a problem, or complaint from any of them! I introduced them slowly and made an ideal play time in the beginning. (and since Easter is in the wind, TAKE a PLASTIC colored Egg, put a couple small dried beans or seeds in them, seal it if you wish with glue, watch your cats have a blast!!!! I made this for them on a whim, and they love them)
post #6 of 7
Actually I do know that spaying and neutering does change a cat. However it is for the better. Whole cats are actually a little more independant. They are in 95% of the cases more dependand and loving once fixed. I have had several females that once spayed were more content to just sit in my lap. Now, I am telling you this with experience only..I did not get anything out of a book. I am a breeder as well.
I do want to share a few things with you in regards to your last post. All of my cats are indoors only. Everyone in the house has been fixed except for the few famales in my breeding program. I would probably weigh weather or not you really want to have kittens with one of them. I am sure you are very responsible. If you really want to have some offspring by one of them, you would want to do it fairly soon. The older cats get and it being the first breeding, the chances are greater of complications. If you are breeding to get a small cat, it may or may not happen. It would depend on the male cat as well. Just a few thoughts on the subject.
post #7 of 7
Wow Donna - what a post! I know where that's coming from - seeing too many cats and dogs that end up homeless and dead. Rescue people often are very passionate about this, but I think being nice when explaining may be more effective (and after all we all want what's best for the cats).

So before we start the flamethrowing...

Xtacy - please understand that you have hit a sensitive nerve here... To your points:

1 - from my personal experience of three spayed females the behavior has not changed. The hunter kept hunting and the torbie that I have today is still as fierce and tempramental as she used to be. As for it being natural - putting 4-5 millions pets to sleep every year (in the US alone) is also not natural and yet it is done because people did not spay and neuter.

2 - I'm sure your cat is beautiful. So is my Mishmish. She has the most incredible coat color I have ever seen and a bunny soft longhair. Have a look at her cat page (see my signature). The shelters are full of amazing looking cats. Why don't you visit some to see dozens, hundreds and thousands (just a question of the number of shelters you'll visit) of georgeous cats! Some of them are purebred, other just the most beautiful combinations of color. The thing they all share is the sad lives of cats that are not wanted.

Also, breeding cats is a serious business for professional. You may get cats that are very different looking from your cats. You need a good knowledge of feline genetics to do this.

Another point - suppose you let your cat have kittens. What will you do with the new 3-6 cats? It is very very difficult to find good homes for cats. Sure, kittens are cute and lots of people want one, but you don't want your cat's babies to go into homes where they might be thrown to the streets when the time comes to pay the vet, or the cat develops some behavior problem. Not to mention, what happens if those people also let their cats breed. Chances are you are looking at a bleak future for generations of cats to come. Sorry to sound so grim. Like I said, this is the everyday reality for rescue workers/volunteers. If you're very sure you can find good homes (again I stress the word good), I'm sure there are dozens of sweet cats and kittens at your local shelter that are desperately looking for such homes before they are put to sleep.

As for your original question - your cats are likely to go into heat for up to 2 weeks every few weeks during the breeding season. The only way to stop them is to spay, use birth control injections or allow them to mate. Spaying the females now would reduce their risk of developing mammary cancer by half (that's the most common cause of death among unspayed female cats). By the way, spaying females before they go into their first heat reduces the risk by 80%. Also, spaying eliminates the risk for cancer in the productive organs. Another health benefit is that you prevent the recurring stress of being in heat. That's why spayed females live longer and better lives than unspayed ones.

There are actually even more reasons why you should have them spayed ASAP. Why don't you read this article:

If you have any other questions about it, please let us know.
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