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Help with 2 kittens please

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Claw3 Fri 12-Aug-11 22:31:19

I have 2 kittens now aged 16 weeks and they cannot sit on my lap without wanting to suck on my arms, my face etc. They dont do it to anyone else but me.

Will they grow out of this?

I also have another 2 adult cats and they never did this as kittens.

kittensliveupstairs Sat 13-Aug-11 09:37:59

I know very little about cat behaviour but according to Bruce Fogle, 'suckling from mother provides a kitten not only with nourishment for six weeks but also with social and behgavoural development for another six weeks. Kittens removed from their mothers before they complete that second six weeks of comfort suckling are more probe to wool sucking. He goes on to say that it makes the sucker feel good and releases dopamine.
Were they removed early? Bruce says nothing about face sucking, so unless your face is spectacularly furry there's something else about you they like.

Claw3 Sat 13-Aug-11 10:45:09

Thanks for the reply, i got them when they were 6 weeks old, so yes they were removed early.

I hope i dont have a particularly furry face grin so i am human mum cat, that explains the sucking!

Will they grow out of it?

How do i stop it?

They get quite rough and are leaving marks, especially with the two of them doing it!

kittensliveupstairs Sat 13-Aug-11 10:49:23

According the the Guru Bruce, they will grow out of it, he just doesn't say when.
That will be my last post quoting Mr Fogle, the book must go back to the library today.

ClaimedByMe Sat 13-Aug-11 10:51:48

My kitten is now 8 years old and still likes a cosy in and sook our clothes!

Claw3 Sat 13-Aug-11 10:55:30

Thanks i will take Guru Bruce's word for it then!

Hopefully once they are allowed outside sucking me will become boring in comparison.

Claw3 Sat 13-Aug-11 10:59:08

It wouldnt be so bad, if it were clothes they were sucking, Claimedbyme, but its my skin they want, my ear lobes, my nose, my chin, my arm, my neck, they even try my boobs!

I just wish they could sit on my lap and have a cuddle without the constant sucking.

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