Q:

How do cats mate?

A:

Quick Answer

Cats copulate when a female enters her mating season and sends hormonal signals to nearby male felines that she is ready to breed. Female cats also make physical gestures to invite males to have sex, until a male finally mounts the female, penetrates her and bites her neck.

 Know More

Full Answer

About.com explains that female cats often scream when the male retracts his penis, because it is barbed and may cause her pain. Female cats do not ovulate prior to conception like human women do. Rather, the act of sex with a male cat induces ovulation in a female; for this reason, it is not uncommon for female cats to give birth to kittens sired by multiple fathers.

Learn more about Animal Reproduction

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do ducks mate?

    A:

    Ducks mate using sexual reproduction, which carries out in monogamous or polygamous mating systems, depending on the species of duck. Some ducks retain the same partner during their lifetime, forming monogamous partnerships while others accept multiple partners. Some breeds take long periods establishing good life partnerships while courtship in many other species takes place briefly and lasts only temporarily.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    How do eagles mate ?

    A:

    With over 60 species of eagles, there are no common breeding patterns shared by all of the species. The two more commonly known types of eagles, golden eagles and bald eagles, have intricate courtship displays. Both eagles are known to mate for life, although bald eagles do sometimes take another mate.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    Do chickens mate?

    A:

    Chickens do mate, in the sense that they engage in sexual copulation, although the anatomical details are different from mating in humans and other animals. Chickens, like many other birds, lack penises, so no penetration occurs during sex. Instead, mating chickens press their sexual organs together to transfer sperm.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    How often do rabbits mate?

    A:

    Rabbits in the wild mate continuously throughout their breeding season, which lasts from February through September. Female rabbits ovulate after they mate and are considered to be constantly fertile.

    Full Answer >

Explore