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Why Kitty, Why?
Advice Column for Cat Owners
Jan. 7th, 2007 @ 12:49 am
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January 7th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
It's just a comforting behavior for them. They aren't nursing, probably just burrowing their heads into his belly for comfort. If the older cat doesn't seem to mind, why stop them? If he's not growling at them or running away from them, what's the harm? If he seems annoyed by it or gets bored with it, He'll let them know it's time to stop. It may be a source of comfort for him too. In time, as they get older, they will likely stop on their own.
January 7th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)
That's good to know. I was a little worried that they were developing a co-dependent behavior for nursing that might give them bizarre oral behaviors. They lick things a lot..people, furnature etc.
It doesn't really seem harmful- I've just never seen it before.
Thanks for your input!