Male Cats Allowing Kittens to Suckle?

I recently live trapped two baby kittens that the mother brought into my basement. They're both boys and they're doing quite well. I have two males that were both rescues too. One is fixed the other is not and they're both fostering these baby kittens. They're letting them suckle on them and they lick them all over and letting them sleep with them.


The kittens are 12 weeks of age so it is unusual. I've never seen a male cat let a baby suckle on them. They let the kittens suckle on their legs or wherever they can grab some fur. This is kind of funny. I am just wondering if anybody else has ever gone through something like that and if that's unusual or what?

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September 14, 20150 found this helpful

Could it be one of your boys is the daddy? I have never see this either and have been a cat person for many decades. It is probably good for the babies, at least they are not fighting.

February 14, 20190 found this helpful

I have 2 males, we rescued from side of road at age about 3 weeks. They are now 5 months old and fixed. Both suck on the stomach fur of the largest of the 2. It looks quite rediculous. But i know the reason is because they were taken from their mama cat and dumped wayyyyy too young to be weaned.


There were 4 total but when they turned 8 weeks old we gave the 2 girls to 2 seperate family members and they are not sucking on any of their pets at all. Our vet says unless it causes wounds or irritation, let it be. They are just sucking the fur, as I check regularly to make sure.

September 17, 20150 found this helpful

Can't answer about the male cats but our kitten we found abandoned at 4 weeks would suckle our male St. B's titty. He kept the kitten clean and it's bowels working.


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