Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > General Forum for cats and dogs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 30th, 2004, 05:39 PM
kibbles kibbles is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 55
can rodents be gay?

my girbals are both guys and they are always trying to mate with each other. is that normal? is there such thing as gay rodents?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old May 30th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Karin Karin is offline
Missing My Ciara, 3-21-06
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Williston, Florida
Posts: 2,094
Oh good grief!
__________________
Be The Kind Of Person Your Dog Thinks You Are.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 30th, 2004, 09:41 PM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
Uhm maybe they want some privacy!! Stop watching!!
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old May 31st, 2004, 12:25 AM
MBRA518 MBRA518 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Blackstock, Ontario
Posts: 316
Quote:
Originally Posted by kibbles
my girbals are both guys and they are always trying to mate with each other. is that normal? is there such thing as gay rodents?
ok... considering this may be a serious question (you never know )

Yes it is possible... there have been documented cases of homosexuality is many many species. However if they are at an age where the hormones are kicking in.... they may just be hormone crazed- which is likely the case with yours. Female dogs have been known to hump things when young and that is just them figuring out how to deal with all those new hormones - so strange mating behaviors to pretty normal for young animals.

Either way... don't worry about it, no harm done.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 1st, 2004, 03:38 AM
melanie's Avatar
melanie melanie is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,824
homosexuality is very natural in many species, with many species changing sexual preference for varying situations and social structures. the female bonobo (and many other primates) for instance mates with female family members to strengthen social bonds but mates with the males for offspring, this is very very common. some species are actually hemaphroditic in a sense and change gender during a certain life stage (many fish species). and you even have some sp. that are Asexual which means they dont need anyone to have offspring and dont have a defined gender (some mosses, amoebas and many more). we have not yet managed to ask many animals to define their sexuality so we still are only scratching the surface. again i reapeat it is very very natural and yes they probably would like some privacy (just ask them to control themselves when visitors around, shhesh)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old June 1st, 2004, 07:03 PM
kibbles kibbles is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 55
yes that was a serious question,and thanks for the info(illn tell them to keep it down around visitors).
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old June 1st, 2004, 07:12 PM
Lucky Rescue Lucky Rescue is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 10,287
One of the strongest drives in animals is to procreate and carry on the species. When deprived of an appropriate partner, many animals will use whatever is handy. Could be the same species, same sex, or an inanimate object. Instinct is a powerful thing!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old June 1st, 2004, 10:54 PM
mona_b's Avatar
mona_b mona_b is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hamilton Ont
Posts: 4,620
Just like humans.......
__________________
"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours."
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old June 1st, 2004, 11:02 PM
Lucky Rescue Lucky Rescue is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 10,287
Quote:
Just like humans.......
Haha...I didn't want to add that.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old June 1st, 2004, 11:03 PM
mona_b's Avatar
mona_b mona_b is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hamilton Ont
Posts: 4,620
Leave it to me eh........LOL
__________________
"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours."
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old June 2nd, 2004, 11:56 PM
AM04's Avatar
AM04 AM04 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Peterborough
Posts: 128
Both male and female animals may 'hump' to show a sign of the more dominate as well.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:14 PM.