Originally Posted by rckatz958
I am sure some of you may find this odd, but I could really use some advice if anyone has experience with this...
I recently picked up two 8-week old female sister kittens. It seems as if one has taken a liking to licking and sucking on the other ones genitalia. They lost their mom at birth, and therefore we're fed by their breeder. Could this be part of the issue? Has anyone else experienced a similar problem? If so, how can I help prevent it or will it just eventually subside?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Aawww...they surely DO miss thier mommy. That's so sad. I dont know FOR SURE....but I would think that it has to do with missing that part of thier life. (the suckling on the mom)
But I once had a kitten that was very into suckling too. And we had this carpet in the bathroom...You know the kind with shaggy kind of rug?.
But he loved that thing. He was ALWAYS suckling on it. And he eventually grew out of it. I would suggest maybe a warm blanket at night, or warm rug so they can lay on it and think of the mom?
They have these rag things for kittens at local pet stores, and you can warm it up in the microwave and it stays warm, I've even seen a couple with some little things that the kitten can suckle on. You should check that out. I think it would help.
Also have you heard of "comfort zone" for cats? It's just a plug-in thing that releases the scent of "happy feelings" for cats. You cant smell it, but the cats can. It's pheremones that cats have that help them feel safe, and little less stressed out. I have one, and I love it.
Here I found a link to that warming thing I was talking about.http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store....02c12605e8db60
Here's a bed that does the same thing!http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store....02c12605e8db60
Maybe get a baby bottle nipple and let them have a couple of those in the bed?