Hello, my name is Aaron, I'm from North Alabama. I was given a kitten about a month and a half ago, and when I first got her she was eating soft kitten food, she was past the nursing stage, or so I thought. She was found on a train when she was very young, and had no mother. My friend bottle fed her until she started eating the soft kitten food. I fed her that, and then I caught her eating my other cats hard cat food, so slowly I moved her up to the same food my other cat eats. The vet and my friend have both told me as best they can tell she should be about four months old now. She eats healthily, and sleeps regularly, there is nothing I can pick out about her that wouldn't be considered normal of a kitten her age. Recently, however, shes started trying to nurse on things. She will try to nurse on the blanket when shes in the bed, and she tries to nurse on my arms and legs when I'm laying down. She will push on it with her front paws and get in a little stance with her ears back and she'll start sucking on anything soft. I'm not quite sure if its normal for her to randomly start trying to nurse when shes been eating normal cat food for awhile. She never tried nursing before when she was younger, and now shes just decided to start. Is this normal? What can I do about this? It worries me to an extent, even though its cute to see, it just doesn't seem right.
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8/7/05 at 7:02pm