Sucking is (usually) from being separated from momma too soon. We got Willow when she was 6 weeks old and she suckled us. Actually, come to think of it, she still does, but she sucks on blankets instead, and kneads while she does it. On the other hand, we got Buffy when she was 4 weeks (she was orphaned, and probably at 3 weeks). I don't think she's ever suckled anything except the milk bottle. She's tried copying Willow's "Suck-a-blanket" motto, but she just smooshes her face into the blanket and drools, doesn't really suck. Some cats do it "just because", others do it because they were separated from mommy too soon, and others don't do it even though they have good reason to.
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5/18/05 at 10:46pm