I have a 1 year old male cat who attempt to bite and mount my 9 week female kitten. Why? She's to young to mate.
on Sep 25th 2012
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Male cats don't always mount females with the intention of mating. It's also a sign of dominance over the kitten or over-excitement (not sexual) when they play. First, if your male isn't neutered, you need to have this done asap. When the female is old enough, she needs to be spayed. This behavior often bothers us more than it does the cats because it's not something you'd want going on as entertainment in the middle of the living room floor at your next party. But, it's natural behavior to them. You could probably go the spray bottle route or tape pennies in a soda can to shake at him, but it will also scare the kitten and she's done nothing wrong. When he starts this, pick him up and put him in a "time out" in another room for a few minutes. Tell him "NO!" but don't shriek at him. When you feed the cats, try to feed the female first. Clean her box first. Groom her first. Don't reinforce the males attitude that he's "all that", but don't be too hard on him. He's a boy after all.8o)
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 9/25/12. Helpful? / 0