Male cat humps blanket

by Stacey
(Texas)

Cat Humps Blanket

Cat Humps Blanket

Why does my male cat hump blankets? About 9 months ago I rescued a male wild cat that had been left behind by his mother. He has always sucked and kneaded the fuzzy blanket I cover up with while sitting on the couch, but he has recently started to hump the blanket as well.

If anyone tries to pull the blanket from him he gets very aggressive and attacks their and and meows. He is otherwise the most lovable cat I have ever met. I know it is normal for a bottle fed cat to suck and kneed on things, but have never seen a cat do this humping motion on anything other than another cat.

He is an indoor/outdoor cat and there are many other cats that run loose in our neighborhood, so I am sure he has had the opportunity to satisfy these craving elsewhere. Has anyone else ever seen this male cat humps blanket behavior in a cat or is mine really just that weird?

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New cat advice
by: Anonymous

We just adopted a male cat. 2 or 3 years old and he was abandoned. He was found neutered. He seems to be humping a blanket sometimes. We haven't allowed him and our first cat, a female, to interact yet as we're giving them time to acclimate. Will his humping lead him to attempting this with our female cat?

Humpy
by: Anonymous

My 5 month old Maine Coon just started humping as well but he only humps one particular blanket and he only does it if I'm under it. It's Not something I like waking up too! If I throw it on the floor he stops and just curls up next to me and falls asleep.

We got him at three weeks old because the people who had him just left him and 2 other litters of kittens in a box outside and they kept dying so we took him early. He was bottle-fed for about a week then he moved on to soft food. No he hasn't been neutered yet. He's a strange kitten but I love him still! Lol

The Beatles
by: Anonymous

My cat humps any sort of soft blanket from my partners favorite purple one to my Beatles blanket. At first I thought it was because the softness reminded him of his mother and smell of us or something but we recently went to the pet store and bought him his own blanket specifically for his humping and he now goes at it more with this blanket than with the others ever seen. Sometimes ill see Mr. Wendi go to town three or four times a day. I still have to hide mine and my partners blanket from him. Strange cats that hump unite!

NEUTERED
by: Anonymous

you should have your cat neutered. Thou I have a male cat whom is neutered and he still humps stuff. Actually he had a stuffed monkey he stole from my daughter he started with then that got all dirty so I pitched it. Then he found himself a nice stuffed cat, hey least its the same species This time!!! then I pitched that and he moved onto a bright orange teddy bear. I gave up pitching the toys to spare my daughters collection so yes, my cat also humps things, I also have two that suck on and kneed the blankets too and they were not bottle fed and spent their whole lives with their mother.

Male cats hump blankets
by: Anonymous

My cat is 13 years old and has made love to his "binky" since he was a 6 month old. He was abandoned at 1 day old and bottle fed. He does not mind if anyone is around and I see him as happy with his life; his body and spirit.

Me ditto!
by: Karen

My cat is 5 yrs. old, neutered since a kitten and just started doing this recently too. He kneads and throws in a hump here and there LOL! Never started doing it till age 5, and done it every single day for 2 months since. He doesn't get aggressive, but walks away if I pet during this ritual. A cat at the rescue I volunteer at does the biting a blanket, humping thing and he gets mad if you come near his lady(blanket).

Dusty the cat
by: Anonymous

Ive been reading online about this because my cat also humps and bites and kneads my blankets. A lot of articles say its because they were taken from their mother to early, but we've had my cats mother since she was a kitten and we kept her baby. So they can play with each-other, so you see my cat never left his mother. If anything he was probably breast feeding too long. He is also already neutered and the nicest cat ever! I think its just him saying he loves me?

Both cats do it
by: Rhiannon

My moms cat did the same thing to a soft green blanket. Now My 2 year old male has started doing this to his small stuff toys. Any small stuff toy will do for him. Both cats where neutered at 6 months of age. Glad my cats are not the only odd balls.

My boy's object of affection is a sweater
by: Madam Heather

I was searching the internet to see if this is a common thing. Most of these stories are about abandoned or kitten adopted very young... I wonder if there is a correlation.

My male tabby was found at less than a week old, abandoned. He was bottle fed and only knew humans for the first 2 months of his life. (My parents bottle fed him). I had him for 4 more months and got him neutered.

The behavior did not actually happen until after the neuter... (Interesting huh...) I was packing up some clothes for donation and he pulled out this old fluffy sweater that I hardly ever wore because it attracted every kind of lint you could imagine. He drug it around and was making a high pitched meow.

His back legs quivered and what appeared to be spasms radiated from his hind quarters. They have been buddies ever since. He gets very aggressive if you take it away (even when it is not in use) or he cannot find it. I believe he dominates it at least 3 times a day. Not only does he do this, but he wants for you to SEE him do it.

He will drag the sweater out to where you are and do it right in front of you. I really don't understand it, but it is a fun party conversation when he drags out the "girlfriend". I got a lot from the discussion. Hope others find the same in mine.

The touch of a blanket
by: Anonymous

My dad's cat does this and so does mine. Little do they know, they've both had fun with the same blanket! This blanket is faux fur with a cow pattern.

Soft Blanket is Best Friend
by: Anonymous

My cat does this as well. Every-time he comes to lay on my bed he hunches up on top of a really soft throw, and does his thing. One day he decided to pick up a teddy bear and drag it around the bed. When hes done he decides to clean himself.. Must have been good! haha

Find him a stuffed girlfriend
by: Anonymous

As I'm sitting here, my six year old male cat is humping "his girlfriend, the stuffed lion". He was neutered at 8 mos (a little late due to a heart murmur). Originally, he humped everything, including me. My vet suggested an "object for his affection", and my daughter's stuffed lion was donated for the job.

Whenever he is really happy, he starts howling at me; I get the lion, and he does his thing. It's a little embarrassing during the middle of a dinner party (yes, he's done this!)but otherwise, we cope. Any suggestions on how to limit it? I'm recently home from vacation, and he is sooo happy that it's a bit over the top on frequency these days.

Other than that, we just kind of laugh at it. It's harmless, and it makes him quite happy! I've had many male cats in my life, and this is the first one I've had with this issue. My two other male cats do not follow his lead, thank God!

not just older cats
by: Anonymous

my boy was just a tiny little two-week-old thing when we found him. we had him neutered at six months. but about a month before we got him fixed he started to hump my blanket. it's a big thick plush tiger-striped blanket. i thought it would stop when he got snipped but it didn't. he's three now and he still does it several times a day. i put the blanket away for a while and he found some other plushy blanket to hump. there's just no stopping him. not all male cats will do this, just the really weird ones.

Oh my god!!
by: daria

I was actually going to post this separately but re-read the list and realized this is exactly the behavior that so confused us all when my mom's cat turned 17 or so...his version was to drag his feathers-on-a-wand toy into the living room right in front of the tv (while we were watching) - then he would drop it, kind of hover over it while making angry, cat-in-heat type loud meows, stomping/kneading the ground around the toy, and arching his back. He would fluctuate btw this and picking up the wand and rotating in a circle, still "kneading" and meowing through a mouthful of feathers while making extremely - er - sexual gestures! My mom found it very disturbing, I found it hilarious - it seemed the obvious sexual frustrations of a slightly senile virgin kitty. A bit sad considering he was such a dignified gentleman his whole life! :)

cat humps blanket
by: Anonymous

I got my male cat "Tony" as a small kitten. He was neutered at around 6 months old. He would lay at the bottom of my bed on a sheep skin blanket, a faux one. I noticed that he started to knead a lot on the blanket, then his eyes would get glassy and he'd start to hump the blanket as well as bite it. This happened quite a bit before he was a year old. the blanket is long gone. Tony is now 4 years old and just this past weekend, I found a piece of sheep skin and put it in his cat bed for a blanket. And guess what? The behavior was on again!! He humped the blanket 3 different times in one hour. Happy camper or crazed cat?

Cat humping blanket
by: Anonymous

My neutered male cat does this as well. He was a rescue, and I gave him a blanket when I brought him home. He kneaded on it from day one, and also gets very aggressive and attacks and meows. It's impossible to touch him. It's improved somewhat (this used to end with him jumping at my face, sometimes in the middle of the night); now, I don't interrupt him, and don't try to touch him and he winds down pretty quickly. He's a senior cat now, and I don't think he'll ever get it out of his system.

Same cat behavior
by: Anonymous

My boy does the same thing. He's four years old and was a stray - he was "fixed" late in life. He's purely an indoor cat and used to get angry if you moved or tried to take the blanket but no longer responds that way. I've been told it's just something that they remember instinctive and usually occurs when a male is fixed later in life. I think it's kind of cute!

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