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Cats being strange

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by Balqees, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Balqees

    Balqees PetForums Newbie

    Apr 20, 2019
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    So today is April the 20th and it's been really well warm and since yesterday my cat refused to come back home it's an male and is un neutered and about 10 months old he's not acting as if he's in heat and we were worried sick as we always keep him inside at night and in during the day so when we did find him he was not far just in a neighbours front garden which I suspect leave loads of food out for their cats but other cats come to eat so that's why my cat probally did not come home to eat as he might of ate from there so when I called so I manged to pick him up and Bring him home but the thing is he's keep on trying to get back outside I do not know why what should I do
  2. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    Oct 4, 2008
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    Male cats don't come into heat and at 10 months he's old enough to be wanting to go and look for a mate. You must keep him in until he has been neutered or you run the risk of him wandering off and getting lost or coming to harm, to say nothing of fathering unwanted kittens.
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  3. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

    Sep 6, 2009
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    Please have your cat neutered immediately. Then keep him inside for at least two months, giving the hormones time to completely leave his body.
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  4. Orange&White

    Orange&White PetForums Junior

    Nov 17, 2018
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    An unneutered male cat can roam 1-2 miles from home on the scent of a female in heat. Best to keep him inside until he's neutered. You're likely to eventually have him roam too far and be lost. At 10 months, he's an adolescent. He's probably smelling a female in the area.
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  5. Anita1234

    Anita1234 PetForums Member

    Oct 24, 2018
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    Male cats don’t go into heat , they can mate all the time , your cat is almost an adult on cat years , you have to neuter him so he has less desire to roam looking for females , he could go very far and get lost , maybe keep him as an indoor cat , not much you can do to stop the other person feeding her cats outside her garden , to be honest I do feed cats a little semi feral female in my garden and get annoyed at a white tom turning up and scaring her and helping himself to any food he sees
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