Two of my 3 month old kittens 'nurse' on my 6 month old male kitty Loco They always go for a mouthful of his fur up above his front legs (his 'bib' area) and suck away, kneading with their little paws. Aparently it is relaxing for all parties involved because Loco lies there with his eyes half closed, purring the whole time. I know the behavior stems from both kittens (from two different litters that I rescued this past fall)being taken from their moms at a very young age. I think its kind of cute in a way, but since Loco has tons of very dense long fur, they kittens seem to be getting lots of hairballs. I assume it from the sucking on his fur and swallowing it. Is there any way to curb this behavior? Maybe Loco won't always be so tolerant and I'd like to correct it while its a small problem before it turns into a big one if he started to get angry at them for doing it. Any suggestions?
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12/19/01 at 12:55pm