come in(to) heat

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come in(to) heat

To be in a state of sexual excitement and able to breed, as of a female animal. Do you hear the stray cat howling and screeching at night? She must have come into heat.
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come in(to) heat

 and come in(to) season
[for a female animal] to enter into the breeding season. This animal will come into heat in the spring. When did your dog come in season?
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When a female humpback comes into heat, she alerts males by making sounds, such as slapping the water surface.
When a cow comes into heat she will seek a bull and start mounting him and other cows, but it may still be a few hours before she will stand for the bull to mount and breed her.
After a cat gives birth, when the kittens are 4 to 5 weeks old, the mother comes into heat, and 63 days later they have another litter," Iverson said.
When a doe comes into heat late in the season, she will often remain with, or stay close to, the rest of the herd.
The next time Sadie comes into heat, which should be soon, I'll get her bred again.