Breeding cats : what are the precautions you take when keeping a stud at home ?

When one breeds cats, I think you will agree : there is always room for improvisation & innovation !

That's why I was wondering : what are the precautions you guys take when keeping a stud at home for your breeding cattery ? 

If you have any tips, please share them here ! I am sure our community will definitely benefit from your expertise ! 

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I also asked the question around on social media and here's one of the answers I got :

" Same as for keeping queens. I do not treat my boy any differently or house him differently. The only exception is sometimes when he is not breeding actively, there is a spayed female that lives with him for company in his dedicated living space. Otherwise I do nothing different for housing a male than for a female. Cleanable surfaces, warm and dry, plenty if socialization, good food water and health care" 

I also asked the question around on social media and here's one of the answers I got :

" For me, I am lucky and I have one of those rare males who doesn't spray and doesn't harass girls when they're not in heat. So my stud kitty lives free roam in our house alongside everyone else, as a part of our family. The day before a queen becomes receptive to him, he will "tattle", and croon at them like a dove and lick their faces and shadow them always staying about 2 feet away from them for that day. If I want to skip that cycle, I just put the queen in my master bedroom suite until her estrus ends. However - with that said - my stud is unusual. I have friends who must have a special room for their boys due to spraying and other unsportsmanlike behaviour." 

I also asked the question around on social media and here's one of the answers I got :

"My stud has his own room in our house where the queens visit."

I also asked the question around on social media and here's one of the answers I got :
" I keep my lady in the room when I am not home and my boy has the whole house to himself."

 

I also asked the question around on social media and here's one of the answers I got :

" I keep my stud in his own quarters on a different floors than the rest of my cats but I do This so he is less likely to spray. He doesn't spray. I have two boys each on separate floors. Neither spray. They are also away from girls unless breeding of course."

I also asked the question around on social media and here's one of the answers I got :

" My stud has his own area in the house. Whenn he gets to come out I put the others away so he has the run of the house for awhile. We also spend time with him each day in his area."

Right now we have two fellows (father and son) that share a room.  They have a few levels and it's all easy to clean surfaces. We often visit and cuddle in a comfy lawn lounge chair. They also get to come out and visit in stud pants to prevent any accidental breeding or spraying.

I have more than one intact male. @ of my older ones (6 & 7 yo) live in their own separate little homes and large runs. The younger 2 (previously 3) live together and are very friendly to each other. They are house far away from queens and placed with them only during breeding.

In the past I tried to "rotate" my studs and queens - mainly for the purpose of having my male at home - but I found it very disturbing to both sides. They would smell each other's places and litter boxes and get very upset. I find that letting them smell the other sex without allowing to mate is a torturous enterprise, especially for the males.

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