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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Kitten sucking on another cat....

Silly question Im sure...

But I have a kitten that is almost 4 months old. I have found her numerous times sucking on Chloe!!! Chloe is not her mother, not even related to her, Chloe is fixed. Chloe lets her suck on her fur to.

Why is she doing that!? Is it just because she's little? Panther sucked on my blanket to. But a kitten sucking on another cat I have never seen that before!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 06:32 PM
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Kittens taken from their mothers too young can do that.

When we rescued our 'trio' they would hang around our yearling neutered kitty. Two of the trio would suckle on his tummy and he never seemed to mind. A few weeks later the older kitty was killed in the road and that is when Hubby and I decided we would not keep outdoor kitties. The two who sucked on him stopped that behavior, while their brother (whom we had NEVER seen suckling on Inky) began to suck our thumbs. He remained a thumb sucker all his life (11 yrs) and I learned to sleep with my hands covered or I'd wake to him attached to my thumb.
Some cats outgrow it, others don't.

*Now I do have a few outdoor kitties, (s/n feral barn cats) but they remain outdoors because they have never tamed enough from being feral to remain indoors.

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