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will my cat ever stop doing this?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ben is a terror, May 7, 2011.

  1. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We adopted a kitten from the shelter an 6 weeks. He was taken from his mom really young. When he was little he would nuzzle, kneed and try to suckle my neck.
    Well he is going to be a year old on 7/4. Will he ever stop? I'm the only one he does it to. [​IMG]
     
  2. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. I'm wondering the same thing. We have a cat thats now 8 months old and he 'nurses' on our blankets at night. lol its pretty weird, but I think its just soothing for him. He was weaned around 6-7 from his mom.
     
  3. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to get bruises on my neck. I'm much to old for hickeys [​IMG]
     
  4. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look up 'wool sucking' thats what its called, theres alot of info on it. In the mean time, wear a scarf! haha [​IMG]
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The cats I've had that did this never stopped.
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Probably not. I had one that occasionally would suck on me all his life; and at present have an 11 year old who's been sucking the fur on his right forearm (he even carefully licks it into a little nipple shape first, peculiar kitty) since age 5 weeks and I am SURE that HE will never stop while he's alive.

    I remember asking a vet when he was maybe 6 months old, 'should I be trying to get him to stop that?'. The vet just gave me a Look, and said 'why? it makes him happy, and it's not hurting anything' [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a cat that done that, and he never stopped. He was suck on my shirt all day long if I let him.
     
  8. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wish it wasn't me. It's not much fun in the middle of the night
     
  9. Rammy

    Rammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hate to tell you this, but he will never probably stop. The fact he was taken from his mother young is the reason. Just get him a woobie to suck on instead of your neck<woobie = stuffed toy >.



    Rammy
     
  10. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Nursing?

    My cat did it till he was PTS with advance kidney failure (renal) at 18 years old...

    I did teach him to milk tread -not- on my skin.... -claws owie-

    he nursed on my ear...
     

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