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My "fixed" barn cats are BOINKING each other!

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  • My "fixed" barn cats are BOINKING each other!

    So says my DH, who is not always the most observant person, but that's pretty hard to mistake for something else!

    I KNOW they are fixed --took them there myself -- and paid for it. The "boink-er" has been fixed several years. The "boink-ee" is one of three I rescued from one of my rent properties in December, and she was spayed in December.

    I had noticed sores on her neck over the past month or so - she would get one, it would heal, and she would show up with another one...and thought SOMETHING was getting her, but never saw her fighting with anyone.

    My DH says she has been really friendly to him lately (unusual) and then he saw her and the previously wild tom cat (who is now thoroughly domesticated!) boinking.

    He (the former tomcat, not my DH!) has never shown any sort of interest in the other female cats ever since he was fixed. I have not noticed the female acting like she was in heat. She has not attracted any tomcats.

    WHAT could be going on here????
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    isn't it obvious?

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    • #3
      Some Queens, even spayed, are.. well.. horny.

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      • #4
        Especially that the tom who was actively breeding probably up until he was neutered, but really any spayed animal, can have hormonal surges still and actively try and mate. I just saw a male dog who was neutered 3 months ago or so, try and mate with an unneutered female who was in season. He (your tom) will probably slow down the behavior as time passes.
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          One of my neutered male barn cats boinks the other neutered male barn cat. I don't wonder about the boinkER's motivation but I'm a bit perplexed by the boinkEE...
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            If geldings do it, I don't see why... never mind!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by JoZ View Post
              One of my neutered male barn cats boinks the other neutered male barn cat. I don't wonder about the boinkER's motivation but I'm a bit perplexed by the boinkEE...
              I have the same issue with my indoor neutered cats. They never swap roles either. Was told that it's a sign of dominance. oooookkkkkkk.
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                Originally posted by ponygirl View Post
                I have the same issue with my indoor neutered cats. They never swap roles either. Was told that it's a sign of dominance. oooookkkkkkk.
                It is. My oldest, largest male cat will do it to the smaller male (both indoor neutered males). Or at least, he grabs the smaller cat by the neck and 'mounts', though I don't think there's any actual penetration going on. This is the one of the cats who will also slap the dogs for no reason other than they exist, and who has to be fed first. He's been here the longest of all the animals, too.

                In a lot of species, mounting behavior, especially same-sex, has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with asserting dominance. It's a reminder of who's who in the pecking order.
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                • #9
                  My sister's spayed JRT used to boink my male neutered cat!!! Figure that one out.
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                  • #10
                    *eww* This is like a bad prison movie.
                    My neighbor's little male mutt had a pack of male dogs hanging outside his house waiting for him to come outside so they could mount him.
                    The little male mutt had a huge hanging testicle. I think he had a tumor that changed his hormonal levels and made him "smell" like or a female or perhaps just not like a male.

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                    • #11
                      What is your "DH"? Designated Hitter?

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                      • #12
                        Humping is a dominant behavior. It's not a sexual thing, at all. They are not trying to "mate". Sometimes it can get too rough and they may need to be separated, but they usually work it out. Your male cat is dominant, your female is submissive. Pretty normal behavior with multiple cat homes/barns.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Nauset View Post
                          Humping is a dominant behavior. It's not a sexual thing, at all. They are not trying to "mate". Sometimes it can get too rough and they may need to be separated, but they usually work it out. Your male cat is dominant, your female is submissive. Pretty normal behavior with multiple cat homes/barns.
                          Well, I've had multiple spayed/neutered cats (anywhere from 4-8 at a time) living in various barns for close to 30 years and I've never seen this behavior before...but it makes sense. I'll explain to hubby that he wasn't really seeing what he thought he saw.
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                            Originally posted by JoZ View Post
                            One of my neutered male barn cats boinks the other neutered male barn cat. I don't wonder about the boinkER's motivation but I'm a bit perplexed by the boinkEE...
                            My (alpha) bulldog used to let the (omega) GSD hump him. They'd sneak outside to do it and look guiltily back at the window to see if anyone was watching. The bulldog liked girl dogs too. He was sort of the Captain Jack of dogdom. Equal opportunity for all - wheee!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chall View Post
                              *eww* This is like a bad prison movie.
                              My neighbor's little male mutt had a pack of male dogs hanging outside his house waiting for him to come outside so they could mount him.
                              The little male mutt had a huge hanging testicle. I think he had a tumor that changed his hormonal levels and made him "smell" like or a female or perhaps just not like a male.
                              Wasn't this a story in one of the James Herroit books?

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                                The neutered male dog trying to mate with a female in season was most definitely a "sexual" thing. I also saw a gelding mating with a mare who were in a mixed herd of therapeutic horses. The folks who ran the program responded when I told them what was going on, "oh, they do that all the time"! Sure the mounting is a dominance question but there are still sexual urges with neutered animals.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Montanas_Girl View Post
                                  Wasn't this a story in one of the James Herroit books?
                                  Possibly. Mine happened when I was young, these days I never see groups of dogs hanging around anyone's house, leash laws ended that.

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                                    I don't believe the "dominance" theories about "humping". I think it's usually if not always a behavior that is primarily sexual in nature. It feels good so they do it. I mean, my spayed bitch used to "hump" her pillow every night before going to bed. You really think that pillow was so uppity that it needed to be shown how submissive it was every single night? no way, it was in general a very quiet, well-behaved pillow.
                                    Often you'll see dogs (not sure about cats) who have gotten over-excited about something- guests, crowds of dogs- engaging in "humping" anything that will let them hump it.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by JoZ View Post
                                      One of my neutered male barn cats boinks the other neutered male barn cat. I don't wonder about the boinkER's motivation but I'm a bit perplexed by the boinkEE...
                                      I had that situation with 2 unneutered strays. When I finally managed to trap the "boinkee" and take "it" to the vet I assumed it was a female. In fact I kept telling the vet "this is the biggest female I've ever seen." When I returned to pick up my neutered female I was informed that a name change was in order and that my female was actually a male.

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                                      • #20
                                        I think it may well be a bid for dominance as well - case in point: my two house cats, one male and one female. The female will try the dominance humping, but it only lasts as long as it takes Ds Lip to stand up and move off. She will bite at the top of his neck and head and he will growl, hiss and slap her or just walk off grumbling. He is twice her weight and know it. He asserts dominance by just sitting on her until she screams, then he lets her go. The barn cats demonstrate no such behaviours that I have seen, of course I am not around them all day, just part of the day.
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