Male cat protective over kitten
I have got a two year old male cat i jus recently got a six week old male kitten. My older cat wont stop licking the kittens bum is this wrong? also my oldr cat hisses at me when i go near him and the kitten ?
Answer by Kate
Sounds to me like your male kitten has gone all maternal over this kitten.
i wouldn't worry too much at this stage. Your male cat is trying to work out what to do with this kitten and is probably feeling a a little anxious too.
Give him some space with the kitten but do keep an eye on him that he does not lick the kitten too much an cause sores. Sometimes anxious cats can go a little over board with the grooming etc. The licking of the bottom is something a mother cat would do to help stimulate the kitten to urinate etc.
the kitten is very young in deed and should be with his mother still until he is weaned but if this is not possible then you will have to take on feeding duties etc. Please see my pages about this here
best wishes Kate
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