11 week old kittens sister beats up brother

we have two kittens 11 weeks old fron the same litter, trixe the girl seems to beat up Leroy the boy, she is biteing him on his neck, and she also likes to bite his legs, Leroy trys to run away some times, but most of the time he just sits there and take it, Trixe is much bigger than Leroy is this the problem, i think she is bulling him as he does not want to play when she is around any thing he goes to play with she gets in there first,but they still sleep together and they are never far apart, from each other

Any help would be great

Many Thanks


Hi Vic
I really don't think this is anything to worry about. It just sounds like normal kitten play to me. It can look rather aggressive to us but they are learning about hunting etc and this is sort of play fighting etc.

I have two brother kittens who are now 18 months old, one is bigger than the other and they do this sort of play fighting from time to time, it involves kicking, wrestling, biting the throat and neck etc but no injuries are incurred.

As leroy gets older and a little stronger he will start to defend himself better so don't worry.

Also don't forget that as they approach 4 months old you will need to start to consider having them neutered / spayed after that as they will start to move into adulthood and sometimes this can increase the aggression.

There is some more information about this here.

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