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Discussion in 'Cat Behavior' started by Stephg143, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Stephg143

    Stephg143 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Is his nickname :) one of my male 6 month old kittens sucks/attempts to nurse/kneads on all of our flease blankets. I don’t think it’s a big deal, I actually think it’s a cute little quirk. My husband on the other hand says I shouldn’t let him, he thinks it’s grose, concerned that he may mess up his teath or he get hair balls. Thoughts?
     

  2. danteshuman

    danteshuman TCS Member Top Cat

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    Awwwwwwww!!! You have a s m u r g l e r!!! Take lots of pictures and videos. If he starts to eat his blankets, then worry. Until then tell your husband to relax and enjoy it.

    I have 3 baby kittens that do it to, because they lost their mom at 5 weeks old. It is a comfort thing. The only thing cuter is when they nurse off each other's neck! Your cat may grow out of it but I doubt it.
     
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  3. Stephg143

    Stephg143 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Awww. It’s like a small child that pronounces a word incorrectly. So stinkin cute but when is it time to be corrected? My husband keeps telling him that he’s gonna tell all his friends
     

  4. danteshuman

    danteshuman TCS Member Top Cat

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    Maybe never. I knew a bottle baby that was a blanket sucker until she died at 21 years old. The sucking did lessen over the years, though.
     

  5. Cquinn1021

    Cquinn1021 TCS Member Adult Cat

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    My daughter's kitty Mizzy is 9mths old (away from mom at 5wks) and still does this. Usually before sleep, suckles, kneads, then goes to sleep. 20181204_221355.jpg
     
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  6. FeebysOwner

    FeebysOwner TCS Member Top Cat

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    Tell your husband to just be thankful the kitty-cat is not kneading his head in bed at night, with his claws. Gracie did that...
     
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  7. Stephg143

    Stephg143 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Oh geez :)
    Lol. aren’t cats great? I would definitely laugh if they did that to him
     
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  8. Stephg143

    Stephg143 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    That’s exactly what mine does! Besides him being a littlenoisy sometimes when I’m trying to sleep. I think it’s cute. He also does it when I scratch his lower back right by his tail

     
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  9. lalagimp

    lalagimp TCS Member Top Cat

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    uuuuuhmmm.... my suckler turned into a humper

    good luck with that :yeah:
     
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  10. Stephg143

    Stephg143 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Oh no!!
    I have two males and one saw one try to do that to his brother...
    Glad I’m not a cat
     

  11. lalagimp

    lalagimp TCS Member Top Cat

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    Stewart is an odd guy. He started humping as an adult after we'd got him neutered. Blanket, your leg, stuffed animals. It's hardly even a thing since he's been on Prozac for a while because of a spraying problem, but I had to pick my Caticorn off the bedroom floor because he tried to take it's virtue again around September.
     
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  12. Cquinn1021

    Cquinn1021 TCS Member Adult Cat

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    20180703_011321.jpg Our fixed Dudelo loves my daughter's soft fuzzy blankets. He carries it around , humps it.. all sorts while meowing. He does it in spurts.
     

  13. Stephg143

    Stephg143 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    That’s too funny. Glad mine is not weird or the only one
     
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