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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2007, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Kitten nursing blanket...

Just curious as to why my kitten sucks on my blanket? She doesnt do it as much as she did before. When I first brought her in (she was out door cat with her mother) she would suck on the blanket every night when we went to bed, she'd root around it and then start "pawing" it and sucking on it. She still does it every so often. She is now 6 months old, she'll be 7mos this month. Btw-she's no longer an outdoor kitty, strictly indoors.
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Some cats just do this...particulalry if they were separated from their mother too soon. How old was she when yoy brought her in? If she was under 12 weeks that could explain it....


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Some cats just do this...particulalry if they were separated from their mother too soon. How old was she when yoy brought her in? If she was under 12 weeks that could explain it....
That's true...my cat Pepper used to "nurse" on her paws pads after being separated too early. Pumpkin still kneads a stuffed dog every night. It's a comfort thing, nothing to worry about

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And same here. We found Etcetera and her siblings when they were around 10 weeks old, give or take. We think that a predator may have gotten their mom. To this day, ALL of them still do the kneeding and nursing behavior. Etcetera has a favorite blanket, and the male, Loki, lives with my mom. He likes to lay on her lap and kneed her apron....my mom calls it "making biscuits"
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She was separated at 6 weeks.

All the kittens were, they developed really really bad runs I started them on solid food (soaked in water/not canned food) and the runs went away. They ate and drank good so I kept them separated because they got the runs again when they nursed. And I dont mean just goopy poop, i mean watery runs.

I just wondered as long time ago Feebee did the same thing to the bathroom rug. We had to take her away from her mother after the kitten fell in the pool twice and would have drowned if i wouldnt have been home and outside. She had really nasty eyes so we started cleaning them, and feeding her the kitten formula stuff from walmart. She was a great cat.

Thanks for the explanation, it does make sense!
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