A humping Maine Coon issue!

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    Bishop55posted 9 years ago

    A humping Maine Coon issue!

    I have a 3 year old Maine Coon.He has bad habit,he humps.He is fixed.He mounts my leg or arms.He only does this to me.I’ve read this could be a dominance issue,but lately it does not appear to be.He starts being affectionate and then starts humping non-sense.I gently remove him,and tell him no in a stern voice,but that does not detour him for long.I want him to be a cuddly cat,not a pervert.How can I stop this behavior?!  Is this an age issue? Will he grow out of this? I have not owned a young cat for many years. The tabby I used to have hump stuffed animals,but never me!

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    JThomp42posted 9 years ago

    The cat that's humping is manifesting it's need for affection/attention through it's humping behavior. The humping behavior is not neccessarily a sexual behavior, it's just a physical reaction to their feelings of neediness.

    The solution is to give the cat extra attention, especially when it starts with the humping behavior. Pick the cat up, talk to the cat, pet the cat, etc. In extreme situations, an anti-depressant can be prescribed for the cat (I do not support this idea), which will not only improve the cat's state of happiness but also will decrease it's sex drive (as it does in humans).

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      Bishop55posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This is an interesting answer.  I will try this.  I do adore my cats, all the ones I've ever had, and I try to give him plenty of attention, but maybe he is lonely.  I would hate to have to discuss anti-depressants with the vet.

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      JThomp42posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think you may be right Bishop.

 
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