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New kitten suckling on older kittens? help!

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by balthamos, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. balthamos

    balthamos PetForums Junior

    Aug 12, 2009
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    Righto, as you may of seen in my signiture I recently got two kittens, I rescued both from RSPCA And they have settled in fine, brother and sister hahaha :D
    but the girl, tiami, has settled in a little TOO well with my elder takara ( 8 months old ) And I keep seeing her suckle on takara ( Takara was rescued a while back )
    Takara has never given birth or been pregnant.
    Tiami eats dry food and wet and is purrrfectly healthy. I'm just conffuzled!
    Takara seems to get a tad annoyed at it after a while, but I dont know if I should leave her to do it or just seperate them.help? :eek:
  2. ruthmcnally

    ruthmcnally PetForums Member

    Jul 24, 2009
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    they are so cute and it must be a comfort thing i can suggest anything but they are addorable

  3. Anwen

    Anwen PetForums Junior

    Jul 10, 2009
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    One of Pixies kittens suckled on her brother when they were only 5 weeks, and the new owners say he still does it!
    I think it's a comfort thing, as Ruth said, but they also do that kind of thing if they were taken away from mummy too early (Pixie's 3 1/2 now and still suckles my shoulder/eyelashes!).
    I'd let her do it if the older cat's OK with it!

    Cute little bundles you've got there by the way!
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