Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
A screech then rolling on the carpet
Ok, I've never had a female cat before, so I have no idea how to tell if she is in heat or if this was something random that happened last night. My two cats are neutered males -- one neutered at about 9 months, right after we found him, and the other about 6 months. The female cat we are fostering had babies seven weeks ago, and in the past three weeks or so, we've started letting her out into the house so she hasn't been cooped up. Now all the cats are getting along -- a little too well.
Saturday night, my younger boy cat decided to mount mama kitty in front of my boyfriend and I -- and our company (so embarassing!). I thought it was just a dominance thing and broke it up, but since then, it has happened everyday, several times a day. Last night, while we were eating dinner, all the cats were downstairs, and we heard this really loud scream -- almost like a woman. When we found mama kitty, she was rolling over and over and over and wouldn't stop for a good five minutes. I thought there was something seriously wrong with her! But after that, she was fine and has acted fine since then.
So my questions are, do you think she's in heat? If so, should I just separate them (they can't impregnate her, right?)? What do you think the rolling around was? I thought one of the boys may have bit her, but I'm not sure. Also, I talked to the vet earlier this week and asked about getting her spayed soon, but they said not until her milk dries up. Should I wait it out (I don't know how long I will be able to separate them)?