What to Do If Your Cat Sucks on Blankets, According to Vets
From sitting in the bathtub to chewing on their owner's hair , cats exhibit many strange behaviors that often leave humans scratching their heads. But there's one behavior that absolutely melts even the toughest hearts - blanket sucking. Of course, pet owners that live with a blanket sucker may not find this all that cute. But why do cats suck on blankets? POPSUGAR turned to the experts to discover the real meaning behind this feline behavior and ways to prevent and distract your sassy furball from blanket sucking. There are a few reasons that cats suck on blankets.
Everything You Know Is Wrong: 12 Reasons Why Cats Actually Suck — Scientifically
Cats do many things that make our minds wonder a great deal. As we get to know our cats more and more, we begin to see their quirks and the silly behaviors they do that often leave us scratching our heads. When cats are just wee kittens, suckling is an instinctual behavior that they perform as they nurse from their mothers. For tiny kittens, this suckling is something that reminds them of the calmness that they felt in the presence of their feline mommy.
Cat suckling is a common, generally non-harmful cat behavior that occurs in all breeds and all ages of cats. When cat suckling behaviors occur in adult cats, though, it tends to gets more attention and can be viewed as abnormal. Cat suckling can be directed towards humans, with cat suckling on fingers or skin, or it can be done on fabrics like blankets and towels.