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Mounting issues

#1
Hello,

I haven't posted in a while but have been having some issues and need some advice. Spencer, my 14 month old F6 SBT Neutered male has been constantly mounting our 8 year old DSH Female (spayed) multiple times per day, evening and mornings. He has done this in the past but now its much, much more frequent and he is much bigger than her now than when he was a kitten.

It concerns us as it is so frequent, we then run to protect Asia (the 8 yr old female) and my partner and I even have her sleeping with us with the door shut so she doesn't get the mounting through the night.

We have 3 cats, Asia the oldest (8 yr female), Meka is 6yr DSH Female and 14 month Spencer . Now for hierarchy, Meka runs things around here, she is a laid back cat but wont let Spencer get anything past her. When there are cat challenges between the 2 she wins the majority. Spencer is in the middle, and then Asia is lowest on the hierarchy.

Now Spencer is a loving cat, however, sometimes he is a bit of a diva and he wont eat when the rest of the cats eat and he is finicky. He can have a bit of a attitude, and can howl and meow like I have never heard before! Then he has times, where he is the little charmer and just wants to do everything with you and its adorable.

So any advice on this mounting issue? Its becoming an issue for us as its frequency is about 5 to 7 times per day - and those are the times I actually see it happening, I am sure it could even be more than that...

Thank you for any advice,
Catherine
 

Medesha

Savannah Super Cat
#2
Has anything changed recently? Has this just started?

My Vakai would jump on Erra, my Toyger a lot when I introduced them, but she quickly let him know she was having none of it, though he's a good bit bigger than her, and he finally stopped.
 
#3
Has anything changed recently? Has this just started?

My Vakai would jump on Erra, my Toyger a lot when I introduced them, but she quickly let him know she was having none of it, though he's a good bit bigger than her, and he finally stopped.
The only thing different is perhaps we have been a bit busier now that the weather in Canada is nice and have been doing more outdoor activities like gardening and chores. But with that I have been bringing Spencer outside on the leash more frequently which is something that he very much enjoys.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#4
It could be dominance behavior, but if it is really frequent then I can see why you are concerned as that is not fair to Asia. Can you distract Spencer with play or treats when he seems to be in the mood to be mounting Asia? If you can distract him over and over it might work to just decrease his need over time... it may take some paying attention to try to catch this behavior before he actually does mount Asia, trying to see if there is a certain look or stare before he leaps on her?

I think if it becomes a serious issue for you, consulting Marilyn (www.thecatcoach.com) is a valid option...
 
#5
Ok so just an update. Took Spencer to the vet today and apparently he is not neutered! My partner and I always thought his balls looked a bit big, but figured they would shrink over time. We have never had a male cat before so just not familiar with "cat balls" altogether.

We purchased him and they said he was altered which was included in the price. So I need to get some restitution for my expenses on this as he is getting neutered on Thursday. We are both kind of relieved that this should fix all his issues, but are both questioning everything now, like is he even the cat we picked out? Was there some mix up and we got another cat with another generation, is he really the age they said he was, as he seemed smaller than we expected....

Wow.....
 

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Paige
Staff member
#7
I would call the breeder and let him/her know the situation...it is probably only then you will get the answers you need.
 
#9
Ok so just an update. Took Spencer to the vet today and apparently he is not neutered! My partner and I always thought his balls looked a bit big, but figured they would shrink over time. We have never had a male cat before so just not familiar with "cat balls" altogether.

We purchased him and they said he was altered which was included in the price. So I need to get some restitution for my expenses on this as he is getting neutered on Thursday. We are both kind of relieved that this should fix all his issues, but are both questioning everything now, like is he even the cat we picked out? Was there some mix up and we got another cat with another generation, is he really the age they said he was, as he seemed smaller than we expected....

Wow.....
Well the boys, depending on the boy, can start acting studly from 7- 8 months on up to nearly 2 years old. It does vary, but it sounds like there may have been a misunderstanding about his neuter. Have you called the breeder yet?
 
S

shelby

Guest
#10
Have you looked at your contract? It should in my HO state whether he was neutered already or either state that he must be neutered by a certain date. I would definitely look at it.