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Mounting Behaviour in the Female Cat


MOUNTING behaviour of the kind associated with the sexual activities of males has been observed in females of a number of mammalian species, and has been extensively investigated in the guinea-pig, rat and dog1. Mounting by females has been observed in the cat, but it is said to be rare, and the conditions in which it occurs have not been adequately defined2. This report provides data on the mounting behaviour of female cats kept in social conditions in a laboratory, and on some of the factors determining its occurrence.

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PRESCOTT, R. Mounting Behaviour in the Female Cat. Nature 228, 1106–1107 (1970).

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