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cujo started this thing with biting kat along her back, sides, and sometimes neck or tail. it's very odd... it doesn't seem to be too hard, but sometimes she makes little cries and i break it up immediately. is this a dominance thing? fighting? playing? should i just ignore it?

what are they doing?!?
 

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I hope it is not a mating thing. Coco and Wittles take turns doing this type of behavior. I always assumed it was a dominance thing. It usually starts out as play, but then can escalate to getting too rough, and one yelling and calling it off. I saw Wittles the other day be the more dominant (usually not the case). He got Coco yelling really good, we got up and broke it up, and Wittles had a big clump of Coco's fur hanging from his mouth :shock: :? . He jumped up on the sofa arm and was panting hard, eyes all wild, with a wad of his brothers fur just hanging there. It was kind of scary. I just left him alone until he seemed more calm.

Please, please, please let it be a dominance thing. I don't want homo :shock: cats.
 

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coco & little guy said:
Please, please, please let it be a dominance thing. I don't want homo :shock: cats.
hehe...relax. Same-sex animals often exhibit behavior like this when they're establishing dominance. Ever wonder why a dog "humps" a human's leg? He's trying to establish dominance over that human. He's not practicing beastiality (is that even the right word?). I once saw a female dog "mount" her daughter in a show of dominance.

I'm guessing that's what's going on with Cujo and Kat, but I'll withhold judgment until I hear something from the professionals. I say mating rituals because (I think this is still correct) Kat is still intact. Maybe Cujo senses that?
 

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yeah, haven't getten her spayed yet. cujo however, is not intact.
 

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My kitty Stix (1yr, neutered male) does the same thing to Kota (5mths intact female). When I first noticed him doing it, I saw he wasnt biting very hard at all and she would cry out loudly anyway, so I just raised my voice to them and seperated them. Kota would then run up to Stix and bite him on the rear when he wasnt looking!!! So I quit seperating them and let them fight it out. She is very vocal and growls for anything. They are not hurting each other as far as I can tell and they only do it for a few minutes at a time. Afterwards they end up sleeping next to each other like little angels. (yeah right!)
 
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