Why Does My Kitty Suck on Blankets?

August 21, 2018

Why Does My Kitty Suck on Blankets?

Wondering why your kitty behaves so oddly and sucks on blankets, fabrics, and other items of clothing? 

Some cats even suck almost everything they have in their sight! It can be annoying to come home from a long day at work and sit on a couch that's spit-soaked by your kitty. 

But, why does your cat even do that!? 

In this blog post, we will answer the question, "Why does my cat suck on blankets?" in detail. 

Let's begin, shall we? 

Why Cats Suck on Fabrics

In this section of the blog, I will quickly go through some of the top reasons why cats suck on fabrics. Let's take a look!

They do this because they've been separated from their mums too soon

If your baby kitten was an orphan or adopted way too early, she's more likely to show this kind of behavior simply because your bedding and blankets remind the little kitten of its mom. 

That's so sad, right!?

It depends on the breed

It's true that certain cat breeds are more inclined to suck on clothing and nurse of fabric. There really isn't a genetic cause behind this weird behavior. Experts think that the oriental breeds that need more time to wean usually show this kind of behavior. 

It's a form of relaxation

When your kitty sucks on your bedding and clothes, she's trying to feel more relaxed than usual. It's basically thumb-sucking for your cat. When your kitten sucks on a blanket, she's reminded of the time when she was safe with her mom and littermates. This is something sensitive kittens usually do. 

It's all about trust 

If your cat nurses on the clothes that you're wearing, this means that your cat loves you and trusts you fully.  It takes a lot of concentration to nurse, and it would be hard for her to focus that intensely if she didn’t feel safe.

Final Words

Cats are beautiful creatures and behave in ways that we can't decode. That's okay. 

Your cat nursing on blankets could mean a lot of things but, the main reason behind it all is that she feels safe in your home and trusts you---that's something beautiful in its own way!

Do you have any questions? If so, leave them in the comments, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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