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Odd kitten?

I have a litter of 8 wk old kittens. One behaves a little strange. It tries to nurse the other kittens, and has even gone up to my male cat and tried to nurse. This has been going on for at least 3 weeks. The mother cat is present and still nurses the kittens.

Have you ever seen this behavior?


Asked by mancosmomma at 10:14 AM on Jul. 3, 2010 in Pets

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  • I have had a kitten before that I thought was mentally handicapped! I really think animals can be born that way too. Poor little thing :(

    The one I had was not able to be house broken with a litter box either, and if you know about cats...thats VERY rare !

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 10:16 AM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • I wonder if it could be blind...

    Answer by jreneei at 10:25 AM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • It's not blind, it sees and chases the other kittens, follows a toy with it's eyes, etc. It seems normal in every way except it's habit of trying to nurse from cats other than it's mother.

    Comment by mancosmomma (original poster) at 10:45 AM on Jul. 3, 2010