Humpy Jumpy Cat - What’s Up With Cat Humping?

Hey Cat parent!
Are you once again surprised by yet another strange act of your feline friend? Did she just hump on another cat all of a sudden and shock you?

What is a cat humping?

The act of a cat, grasping another cat or jumping on anything, while trying to hold it with its forepaws is humping. It is a simple cat behavior that can at times startle their cat parent in reality.
Nevertheless, cat humping is nothing to be worried about. It is done by both male and female furry friends. So, do not worry and dig the deep meaning behind it.

Why is the cat humping?

Cat humping being a natural act occurs for many reasons. But it's mainly a hormone-stimulated thing. As for male cats, they hump on female felines while mating as a part of their sexual activity. At times, they hump on fellow male cats to portray dominance.
Otherwise, in general, cats hump due to stress and anxiety. Poor socialization can also result in this behavior even after they have aged. 
Oh wait, but my cat is neutered but is still humping! Why?
Well, neutering male cats may not immediately stop them from mounting and humping over others. But it could be due to one of the other cases cited above.

How to stop a cat from humping?

Reduce Stress & Anxiety
It is important to keep your cat away from stress. Do not get her all anxious in a new environment. Give her all care and attention.
Distract her from boredom
Yes, you have to keep her engaged and feed her enough to get her mood up. Play with her, offer interesting toys or her favorite catnips. Just distract her from the thought of humping and don’t give her a chance to get bored and go back to hump on anything. 

 

Train her to behave well
Give her rewards and sneak sweet treats of her favorites when she doesn’t hump. Let her know you are angry or not going to reward her if she humps again.

Just let her hump, but only on designated spots!
Okay, if every other try fails, here is a simple cheat pick for those cat parents. Let her hump but only on specific spots. Get her a scratching post or a scratching tree to which she may hump all that she wants to.
Despite all this, if you feel that she is humping way too much and could be dangerous for people and cats around her, it is better to consult with your vet and make sure that she is not suffering from any health issues. 
Coz, felines hump due to health ailments too. Anyway, Happy humpy cattying… 

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