Shannon likes to suckle on my neck, I don't mind and you are not suppose to punish her for doing it, who else has kittie
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Calypso used to do this too, but it wasn't just my neck. She also tried the inside of my elbow and her favourite was ear lobes. I put it down to to not being properly weaned. My mom came to visit once and was sleeping on the sofa. Caly woke her up at about 3:00 a.m. slurping on her ear lobe.
I fixed the problem by treating her as a mother cat would. Started by letting her suckle, and then pulling away, and eventually not allowing her to latch on at all. It took about 3 weeks before she got the message that she was not to suck on stuff.
Calypso answered on 7/4/11. Helpful? / 1
Our Snicky is almost ten years old. We call one of my nightgowns his '"blue mama". That is the only thing he suckles & he only does so under the bed covers. We have no worries about him doing this. Maybe you could try to cuddle Shannon in you neck, but with a cloth or replacement item. When Sincky does this we find it endearing & since we rescued him at only a few weeks old, perfectly understandable. Not once have we thought of punishing him for this as it comes naturally.
Both me and my adoptive sister Cricket love to kneed and suck on fuzzy blankets, particularly when they are over our people. I was caught in a trap when I was about 4/5 weeks old and Cricket was found abandoned in a neighbors wood pile at about 3 weeks old and had to be bottle fed. It's definitely a common behavior for cats who are weaned and/ore separated from mama too quickly or too early. Just make sure that if she gets carried away you gently scruff her and pull her off of you to end the cuddle session so she knows she has to be gentle, especially since your neck is her favorite!.
Dominic answered on 7/4/11. Helpful? / 1
My name is Dobby and my friend found me abandoned when I was 3 weeks old. She fed and raised me and I love to snuggle up and suck on her earlobes when she is napping or sleeping at night. It is partly because my mama left early and I need the contact to reassure me that life is truly great and partly a way to say "thank you" to my new human mama. I generally am not a cuddler and have found I don't have to snuggle as much or as long as I did when I was younger. I just turned 2 this month and am happy in life. Don't punish Shannon - enjoy her love and caring nature. She may just stop someday soon. If it truly bugs you, just do what a furry mama cat would do...gently push her away. Reassure and pet her alot, but let her know you don't want her suckling anymore. It would be the same as weaning her.