Inappropriate Cat Behavior

I have never heard of this problem with cats. My niece has two neutered male cats, Sammi and Buddha. They are about 5 years old and are from the same litter. They have been together since birth without any problems. They are inside cats, fed well, and well loved. They were recently to the vet and have a clean bill of health.


Sammi is showing signs of sexual aggression. He mounts Buddha and grabs his neck, and trys to mate. It happens in a matter of seconds. So far, this has happened in her presence, five to six times. Buddha never challenges Sammi.

Other than that, they play together, eat together, basically get along very well. I would think this is a sign of dominance. She is on a limited financial budget so we are going to do research before she decides to take him to the vet.

We also considered the fact that my niece in the past few months has been working full time and going to school at nights. Sammi and Buddha are her only companions. Could it be jealousy? Is Sammi letting his brother know that he doesn't want to share her affections? I would appreciate any input.

Thank you.

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December 27, 20040 found this helpful

We have two neutered dogs that do the same thing - it's annoying, but with dogs, it means that the one is trying to establish dominence. I would assume this would also be true of cats. :)

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December 31, 20040 found this helpful

I have a male neutered rescue cat. He began the thrusting behavior on a pillow of a frog, on top of it's head which has plastic eyeballs.

I have two pillows, one frog and one alligator for each of my two rescue cats. The cats, one female, both sleep on these pillows and no one else uses them.

My boy goes through different emotions with this frog and sometimes avoids it refusing to go near it. Other times he will knead it with his paws and still other times seems to try to mate with it's head. He used to just sleep on it but the behavior started after we moved.


He doesn't bother with the alligator at all. My girl just kneads both of the pillows with her paws.

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January 1, 20050 found this helpful

I have a funny thing about my pets... I have 3 female cats and a yorkie terrier .. I have a mommy cat and her 2 kittens well they are about 3 years old now but my yorkie that is not fixed he tries to mate with the cats... and they seem to look for him to let him do it all the time its quite funny... my husband wont let me fixthe yorkie he wanrs to breed him but he jokes and said we will have catdogs one day and get rich....

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January 4, 20050 found this helpful

This is interesting! We have two older pure-bred cats, one male, one female, both have been neutered. The female "knows" she is the "queen" and expects to be treated royally. The male (who is her half-brother and a year younger) is the vocal one with his meows, but the passive one as for as agression. However, I caught him doing that very same thing today, trying to "mount" the female, and it has happened in the past! But of course he gets himself slapped silly by the female, and it really made the female angry yesterday.


I don't know what's going on, either, and this is an interesting inquiry, so thank you for asking...maybe someone can give us answers!! As the dog-owner in one of these postings suggested, I think he is trying to gain dominance.... but he usually is so laid-back and "I don't care"-acting while the female wants to get all the lap-time attention. (I'll post a photo of our male if I can get it to work.)

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By Vicky (Guest Post)
February 19, 20050 found this helpful

I have four cats, two male and two female, all neutered. The younger male cat is about a year and a half old. He has always been very affectionate to me and kneaded my hair whilst I am asleep/ in bed, but recently he has started thrusting and pushing on my head. I push him away but he gets quite aggressive and jumps on top of my head making a funny mewing sound.


Since then he has also started kneading my clothes and yesterday I caught him on top of my big cuddly toy cat. He had mounted it and had the scruff of it's neck in his mouth, he was also thrusting his groin.
He always licks his genitals after doing this action.
I am getting quite concerned about it and not sure whether to take him to the vets.
When he is doing this thrusting action he acts like a different cat and once it is over he goes back to being a very happy, affectionate, playful cat.

Does anyone know if this is something he may grow out of as it seems to have developed in the last few months.
I've read the posts about dominance etc. but he usually makes sure he is the centre of attention anyway and pushes my other cats out the way. This thrusting is something he does when he is on his own with me.


Does anyone have any suggestions?

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March 7, 20180 found this helpful

You can take him to the vet if you want to, but it will be a total waste of money! Your vet will say "If I had the cure for that, I would be a millionaire". I had a male neuter that did this to a toy stuffed rabbit. The plush rabbit was realistic looking, and my male cat knew "which end was which" and did the same actions as your cat. Now, with a plush animal I don't exactly like, but won't annoy me terribly. What DOES annoy me terribly, and bothers me greatly- is a rescued adult male cat, who "rapes" our cute adorable male kitten- who reciprocates by being submissive. I understand this is a dominance kind of thing- the rescued neuter is very cowardly and aggressive to the other cats, and takes it out on poor cute male kitten. I tried using the laser pointer cat toy thing, they're fine while they're playing but as soon as I quit, they are back to the icky behavior. I might not have minded so badly but the neutered male hurts the kitten by biting his neck and well, um I won't go into it but you can guess (gross!) and may physically injure the kitten.

But I myself would not bother going to the vets over it as the vet can do nothing, other than give advice, or MAYBE supply birth control pills to the male, if they even would go that far. Birth control pills provide female hormones to the male, making him less masculine and perhaps less aggressive/dominant. Our older male cat had to have them to reduce a prostrate tumour- the pills were the same ones given to humans, but a small small cat size dosage.

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By micki449 (Guest Post)
August 10, 20050 found this helpful

My 11-month old male cat started doing this a few months ago. I woke up one night to see him doing what appeared as if giving a massage to his teddy bear on the floor. I was shocked and disturbed by this because I did not know that even neutered cats will do this. I almost creid, because he was "moma's baby"! Nowadays you can find him toting his "girlfriend" around the house, massaging her back and biting her neck. He sometimes brings his girlfriend in my bed while I am sleeping. I now have to warn people before they come over that they may witness some strange things with the cat and his bear!

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March 7, 20081 found this helpful

We have five cats, 2 male and 3 female, all fixed. Gradually my oldest male cat(Theo) began mounting and now is penetrating the youngest male cat(Charlie). It has all been rather overwhelming considering we have recently added our 7 month old baby to the "litter".
I assume that there was penetration based upon the screams coarsing from our bedroom and the positioning of the two upon the light switch thrown on. You'd think that there could not be anything more alarming, but they DID NOT move when I flew into the room! Not a flinch or a hesitation! I had to literally pull them apart. Although I paint a picture the visually wasn't anything like two stuck dogs. After I let Charlie outside I went back to Theo and his kitty penis was out and throbing and let's just say, I clearly left Theo feeling unsatisfied, as he kept his head buried between his legs for longer then I should have noticed.
After reading some of the feedback we feel much better about our kitty situation. Not to offend anybody but now these two are known as the "Brokeback Cats"

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March 7, 20180 found this helpful

LOL! We have two "Brokeback Mountain" cats, we made jokes (pray the gay away, etc) but honestly we are both a bit concerned about the kitten (well, a young male cat, not tiny kitten- he's 6 months old) that is being "abused" by the male neuter rescue we got. I'm keeping them separated for now, hoping the "urges" subside, but in meantime the rescue cat keeps crying and calling from his "jail" bedroom. I feel I may get an ulcer from all this stress over these cats. Sigh.

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May 17, 20120 found this helpful

My dogs do this. They are both neutered and I think its to show dominance. One is female and she occasionally sucks the other dogs penis but only very briefly and he does not really seem to get off. She does not seem all that sexually interested as she just kind of licks it and walks away. I think its a dominance thing.

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