My new female kitten (9wks) has been trying to nurse on my older female (1yr)…

My new female kitten (9wks) has been trying to nurse on my older female (1yr). Both purr away at the time and it seems to relax the two of them. The older cat isn’t swollen and allows her whenever. Is this normal?

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Ramiah Smith
5 years ago

there’s no need to stop him, its quite common actually for a kitten of this age when it has been taken from its mother. i had a kitten that would try to suckle from my male cat who didnt care and he continued the behaviour until he was over 6 months old. he has stopped now and is perfectly fine. im not sure why they do this but its not harm. the only thing to watch for is if the kitten is actually suckling from the other cat’s nipple, it can get sore and red. if this happens just swab… Read more »