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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Kitten wanting to nurse?

So we got a female kitten but I can see that she still is wanting that comforting moment where she wants to nurse or suck. She tries to sometimes with my current 3 year old male cat but he's not that quiet comfortable with that. With one of late Male cats that we had, he used to just suck on blankets or our fingertips. She hasn't really grasped that yet, she tried with my fingertips but she just straight bit my finger lol so I'm assuming that's why her mom weaned her off because shes a little aggressive with it??? Anyway my point being behind all this, is that I want to be able to help her be comfortable. She already is but I can tell she still craves that comforting moment of nursing and I want to be able to provide her with that but having trouble finding ways how. She was born April 1 so she's about 9 weeks. Her and her older brother get along fine, although he has not a fan when she attacks his tail lol. So I don't any issue between them. But I want to help her have those comforting moments when she wants them.

I appreciate any advice and tips! Want to do anything I can to help her be more comfortable thanks!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 08:25 AM
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Some kitties are just "suckers", just like some kids suck their thumbs. Sometimes they grow out of it, and others it's lifelong habit. I had one female breeder that used to suck her own hind toes. It has nothing to do with how old they were when they left their litter or momacat. My Devon "Fitty" ever since I've him as a kitten at 4 mos. old, sucks on one of his own teats (always the same one), and he only does it when he's in my lap and purrs while he does it, doesn't do it with anyone else. He's over 3 yrs. old now and doesn't show any sign of stopping this habit. I had another cat once that sucked on other cats teats that didn't object to it. So these suckers tend to find a way to solve their habit. It's really a soothing thing they do themselves, and observe that they do it when they feel relaxed and often before they have a nap.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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I have no problem with it, just wanting to help her fine way of soothing herself. I guess it's just a matter of finding something she'll want to suck on

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 07:04 PM
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I used to have one that “nursed” on my arm while kneading and purring.

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