Question by kelly t: Cat Rape? Very strange cat behavior!?
Cat Rape?? Strange cat behavior.?
Okay, I know this is gonna sound weird, but hear me out. We had two kittens when they were born….both boys. We had them both for a couple of months and then found a home for one of them (the in-laws). They’ve now been seperated for maybe three months. Tonight was a family birthday party, so we decided to take our cat Mojo with us so that he could visit his brother. As we walked in the door, we expected to see a heart-felt reunion between the two of them. Our cat walked up to the other, they sniffed eachother and nuzzled and acted as if they still loved each other. As we all sat there saying “Aww….how sweet” and adoring the reunion, the other cat suddenly growled, grabbed out cat by the back of the neck with his mouth, and held on very aggressively, and held him down, and proceeded to MOUNT him very violently. They are both boy cats! Our poor cat started crying for help and we quickly separated them. We were all in shock! No one expected THAT to happen. The whole time we were there the other cat wanted to get at ours. We had to keep them in two different rooms to keep ours from being raped by the other. Even in the gap under the door, the other kept trying very aggressively to get into that room. WHY WOULD HE DO THIS?? Are there gay cats? Does the one cat have emotional problems?? Is this normal behavior?? It was funny to me, for sure….but it got me wondering why in the heck it happened?? Does anyone have any ideas???
Answer by Rachel
It’s a display of dominance. That’s pretty much it.
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