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Hi, I have an 11 year old cat who has just begun kneading and getting a bit over excited.  He has tried to hump my sons duvet and whilst settling on my daughters lap this evening tried to hump her too.

He has never displayed this sort of behaviour before, can you shed any light on what's going on with him?

you do not say whether or not he is neutered or not.

Although a male cat does not necessarily have to be intacked to display this sort of behavior. It could be a hormone imbalance which has caused this and has triggered the mating instinct behavior.

Because this is a recent thing to have happened I would suggest that he may need a trip to the vets just in case something like a hormone imbalance is causing him some problems.

best wishes Kate


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Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


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