why do my kitten licks and sucks my blanket

Asked by Member 863212 on Aug 1st 2009 Tagged sucksmyblanket in Kittens
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The reason to that question is your kitten wants to suckle if you get a kitten bottle from a place like petsmart and put milk in it (only if your kittens mom isn't with the kitten though)and theres the answer to your question hope it works!

Spot answered on 8/1/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


It sounds like he is trying to nurse from the blanket. How old is your kitten? They are weaning at 6-8 weeks. Some cats will continue this behavior longer because it just makes them feel better (like a child sucking their thumb). I have a cat that still did things like this until he was a year and a half. It doesn't cause any problems.

Member 595778 answered on 8/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I agree with some of the previous answers about kittens sucking because they want milk, but it could continue on later in life. It's not a bad thing.. they do it for comfort, like they do when they lick their tails.. because they think or are reminded of the comfort of their mothers.
Hope this helped.
x-dori & biscuit. :]

Biscuit answered on 8/8/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer