Recently got a new kitten... Just 6 weeks old, He WILL NOT quit crying... It's really annoying..

Asked by Rocky on Jul 21st 2008 in Noisiness
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Izadore (Izzie)

Six weeks is pretty young for a kitten to be separated from his mother. She is still teaching her babies how to survive and also how to be good feline citizens. Your kitten is not trying to "annoy" you by crying. If he has not been to a vet yet, he needs to go. He's a BABY and he's looking to you for the basic comforts of his young life--love, affection, security, food...You are his "pawrent" now and you need to realize that you're assuming that role. Hold him, love him, talk to him, play with him. When he realizes that he's not out in this big world, away from mom and siblings, all alone, and that he has you, you will find yourself forming a lifetime attachment and friendship. On the other hand, if you do sincerely find yourself losing patience with this young one, it's better to rehome him now while he can still learn about life in the Big World from someone else and not suffer any ill effects.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/21/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Ahh, what a sweet face!
Kittens, like babies, cry because they need something. Try to figure it out. He's not trying to be annoying.
If a kitten is hungry, he will cry lots. Is he eating enough? Learn about Kitten care, (in books/online, ask vet), & about how much he should be getting in & carefully monitor. Actually, he is young to be weaned, so he may need some KRM (Kitten Replacement Milk) via bottle. Maybe just a few times a day. This would also comfort him & be a nice bonding time.
Then is he eliminating appropriately? Is he using the litter box? Or you will have to help him with this, (explained in Kitten care info).
Cold is a danger to kittens. Be sure he's kept warm. You could try having a box with a hot H2O bottle, (with very WARM H2O), under a towel in it, for him to sleep on/by. Make sure the box is biggger than it, so he can sleep off it as he wants.
If full & warm & still crying, maybe he's lonely. Try holding him lots, also a wind-up clock under a towel or a radio.

Skuya answered on 7/21/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Dear Rocky's mom,

he's just a baby cat (if it helps to look at it this way). You took him away from mommy cat, and his siblings, waaay too soon. He's all alone. :( Kittens do best if they can spend at least 8-9 weeks with their momma cats.

But you can't undo that, I surmise. Anyway, he's alone and scared, and needs reassurance he has someone who will look out for him. You have to be patient with him, play with him and keep him company. You basically have to become his substitute mommy cat. That happens with most cats, but especially with young baby cats such as yours.

Try not to be annoyed at him. Cats can pick up human vibes, and he probably senses you're annoyed, which does not help with his anxiety, so just be patient. Are you sure he was fully weened from his mommy? He might want cat milk, and so he's crying for that. If so, you can try getting some KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement) at a pet store and giving him some. Maybe that will calm him down some.

Gracie answered on 7/21/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Sassy (2001-2012)

He's pretty young to be separated from his mother/siblings. Would the person you got him from let you leave him with his mother for another couple of weeks til he's 8 or 9 weeks old? Maybe you could give them some cat food in exchange? Another couple of weks with his cat family will make sure he's more mature when you take him home.

Sassy (2001-2012) answered on 7/21/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


to get him to stop crying cuddle with him talk to him in a nice comfurting voice

Midnight answered on 8/6/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer