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Why is she Suckling still!?

Bindiandpumpkin

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My girl kitten keeps trying to suckle my boy kitten!! She tries to suckle him all over and I can imagine it's quite uncomfortable for him, any tips on how to get her to stop? And why does she do this still if she's fully weaned? :bored:
 

zoinks

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It is just a comfort thing.... try not to let it bother you. I doubt it is doing any damage - probably at most leaves a red mark - and she will grow out of it in time :)

I found it pretty cute when our boys did it.
 

Kyla L

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Yuri suckles on himself daily. He is one and a half and has no issues. It is extremely comforting for him and he falls asleep after doing it. Yuri will let Nigel suck on him too.
 

Bindiandpumpkin

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I wouldn't mind her doing it to herself, it's just that pumpkin sometimes yelps as if she's hurting him.. Perhaps she'll grow out of it
 

naomi

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Rupert did this to Frida when he first came home. My breeder recommended stoping the behaviour when I notice it and keeping them apart when I left the house. I never kept them apart but I did stop it when I saw it and he seems to have grown out of the behaviour. Good luck
 

Ollie

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My Ollie did it lots on us when he was a kitten. He seems to have settled down but still goes into the " suckling zone " from time to time when he wants comfort. He seems in such bliss....doesn't harm anyone. He hasn't tried it on our little girl sphynx thankfully- she hates it enough when he tries to lick her!
 

nudebea

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Wilson and Kiwi, soon to be 1 and 8 months respectively, still occasionally suckle on blankets, tends to be when they are sleepy and bedding down. It is gradually getting less often though .
 

Bindiandpumpkin

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Thanks everyone, perhaps I can try and get her to suckle on something else other than her brother, it is only when she's sleepy :sleep:
 

Lickleone

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It's just a comfort thing if it was uncomfortable or sore for the one she's doing it to he would stop her so don't think you need to worry so much over it
 
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