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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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My kitten is 8 weeks old, he is constantley licking me and pressing his paws in when he is licking me - i dont know why he is doing this. He also sits and stares at me for ages, at night i wake up and he's sitting just staring right at me! Does anyone know why he might be doing this? I got him along with his brother so he always has company.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 03:42 PM
 
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It is comforting behaviour that is usually found in cats that were separated from their mothers before 12 weeks. This behavior is linked with the cat kneading its paws (paw pressing) on you. This is the same behaviour it used to get milk from their mother's.

As far as the starring-maybe he wants something. I wake up many nights with my cat sitting on my chest staring at me. Many times she wants to play or eat.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 04:10 PM
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there's no problem here. don't worry about it. just so long as there's no biting.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 04:38 PM
 
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there's no problem here. don't worry about it. just so long as there's no biting.
I know I have read before in the forums that biting is bad, but can you refresh my memory. My cat licks and then will bit the tips of my fingers. I try to not let her do that. Thanks!
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well, basically it's just that it's cute in a kitten, but not in an adult cat where major injury can result. the play bite is part of kitten/kitten and cat/cat play, but the kitten needs to learn its human companions are not other cats and do not appreciate even play bites.

I'm sure a vet as well as friends and other house guests will appreciate a cat that doesn't bite!!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 05:15 PM
 
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Okay, for some reason I thought there was another reason. Thanks timskitties.
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