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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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VERY bizaare suckling behavior

I have a very indelicate question about my foster kittens and about one in particular. All of them seem to suckle on each in all sorts of strange places, other a lot. I find little round patches of wet fur on them, all over them, but one kitten in particular seems to go directly to the private parts - the anus in particular. Whenever I find him doing it I gently nudge his face away and break it up but how long can I expect this behavior to last and in the opinion of the others here, is this something I should divulge before adopting them out?

Frankly it creeps me out and I'm experienced, but I can just imagine how disgusted a new mom will be if he gets adopted with his sister. I've not had much experience with older kittens and they all get adopted out of my house by 4 months old latest so I need to know how long this might reasonably last.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 02:48 PM
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Hmm, odd. How old are the kittens? I wonder if you were to give him a fuzzy toy just for him he would suckle on that instead?
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The are all 14 weeks. Sally suckles on herself and I've tried the toy thing with her. Seth will stop if I divert his face away. I'm just wondering if I should disclose this or let the new mom or dad find out he does it if he gets adopted with another kitten.

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Not experienced in stuff like this at all, but I'd say common sense dictates that it's probably best to let them know just because, like you said, it's a tad bizarre and you wouldn't want them to experience that themselves for the first time without a warning. It's definitely icky behavior. I don't have any clue how you might go about solving it, but I can tell you if I had met a little kitten and fallen in love with him I personally wouldn't be too deterred by this behavior (more bemused really) so maybe they'll be the same? I don't have much cat experience but I've never known an adult to do anything like this, so hopefully he'll outgrow it!


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Marcia,
That is interesting...I know you feed all the kittens well at Chez Marcia...
But I'm wondering if there's a particular nutrient he's missing?
Does he do this with all the kittens, or only one in particular?

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Marcia,
Maybe you could get this little guy a cat Binky, to suckle on, and call his own!

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