my 13 week old kitten has not been playing like he was before.

by stephanie
(romeoville, il)

i have 2 13 week old kittens, who are very playful. My one kitten for the last couple of days has not been playing as much as my other one, he has been sleeping for most of the day. He will get up to eat and use the litterbox and then go back to sleep. Could there be something wrong with him? Now his brother, will sleep for awhile and then get up and play for a while, then go back to sleep,and get back up ect...... which is what the other used to do. I would like your opinion on whether he just might not be feeling well or he is changing his ways or what. Thank you I would appreciate it. Stephanie


Answer by Kate
well it could be that he is suffering from a virus which has laid him low for a few days. this is not unusual but should only last for three to four days. Anything more than that and I would suggest that you take him to the vets for a checkup. kittens can be very susceptible to illness and so it is important that proper medical advice is sought.
You can talk to your vet about any vaccinations needed also at the same time.

i have two 6 month old kittens and they are still as playful as ever and I suspect that they will be for quite some time yet, so at 13 weeks they should certainly still be very active.

Hopefully this is just a little virus which he will get over by himself but as I say if it continues or gets worse, a trip to the vets should be made.

best wishes kate

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