Why do newborn kittens cry?

Introduction: Understanding Newborn Kitten Crying

Newborn kittens are adorable, but their non-stop crying can be quite distressing for pet owners. While it’s normal for kittens to cry, excessive crying can be a sign of an underlying problem. Understanding the reasons behind your kitten’s crying can help you provide the right care and support.

Kittens cry for a variety of reasons, including hunger, temperature, illness, socialization, separation anxiety, lack of sleep, stimuli, and stress. It’s essential to identify the cause of your kitten’s crying to provide the appropriate care and support. Here are some common reasons why newborn kittens cry.

Hunger: The Most Common Reason for Crying

Newborn kittens need to feed every two to three hours, which means that hunger is the most common reason for crying. Kittens cry to let their mother know that they are hungry, and it’s no different when they are with humans. If your kitten is crying excessively, it may be a sign that they are not getting enough milk or are having trouble latching on.

To ensure your kitten is getting enough food, you should feed them on a regular schedule, usually every two to three hours. You can also monitor their weight to ensure that they are gaining weight at a healthy rate. If you notice that your kitten is not gaining weight or is losing weight, it may be a sign that they are not getting enough milk. In this case, you should consult with a veterinarian.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

Leave a Reply


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *