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post #1 of 6 Old 11-22-2009, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Kitten keeps suckling on sibling,

I recently adopted three abandoned kittens (two months old). They are now about two in a half months and are healthy as can be, growing up fast. The only odd thing about them is that the female likes to suckle on the largest of the two boys, just behind his right shoulder. They're laying in my lap at the moment, the girl is just suckling away and the boy is grooming her head xD

I googled it and turns out it's rather common in kittens separated or weaned to early from the mother. Theres no harm in it and most do outgrow it, I was slightly alarmed when I first saw her doing it.

I have to say, the number one problem caused by a kitten suckling on another is that the suckled smells like wet cat drool


They both seem rather relaxed and happy, so I'll just let nature take it's course and either she'll grow out of it or I'll have a slightly odd cat for the next 15-odd-years >-<

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-22-2009, 09:13 PM
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I had a female cat who was 19 when she passed away, she 'suckled' on anything she could - we had to put a towel under her if she sat on your lap or she'd drown you!!

"Did I not just use the word 'puzzling'?"

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post #3 of 6 Old 11-22-2009, 09:36 PM
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Haha, my rescue kitty is probably 3 or so years old now (we got her as a kitten) and has suckled her belly all of her life. We think that she was taken away from her mom too early. Se still does it all of the time, haha. I have to explain to all the guests that stare at her in confusion Just one of her many dorky characteristics!
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-23-2009, 01:36 AM
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I have a full grown outside cat who suckles on our sheep dog (and the dog produces milk for him) and one of my house cats suckles on one of my house dogs and the other house cats suckles on the house cat the suckles the dog. Confused yet??? LOL!!!
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-23-2009, 04:51 AM
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I have a black cat that will climb up in my lap, straddle my neck with his front paws, put his head under my chin, and suckle my neck. He has done it for as long as I have had him (about 4 years). I don't mind it so much except I end up with a cantalope sized wet spot on the front of my shirt.

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post #6 of 6 Old 11-23-2009, 08:04 AM
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this really made me laugh out loud. hahahaha. brilliant.
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