• I have 2 kittens approx the same age. The male is very active, to the point of attacking the female.. Is he playing? Dunno.. the female will sit on my lap ALL DAY and sleep.. and sleep through the night too.. she sleeps a lot.. She was born June 8th. Is sleeping this much normal for her age? The male is much more active.. he was found at 3-4 weeks, and I assume bottle fed. She was with her mom till 3 months, is very calm by nature.. but sleeping all the time. If you can see my records, she is Molly, he is Oliver. thanks

    Hi Cheryl,
    I recommend that you take Molly into see a veterinarian. Sleeping as much as you are describing can be a sign of an underlying medical issue in kittens. Usually they will have periods of activity followed by sleeping but the sleeping should not be all day. Your vet can talk to you more about if this is normal for her after they have examined her. They can also get more information from you on Oliver’s behavior and advise you on if it is play behavior or aggression. If it is aggression, they can work with you on a behavior modification plan that is specific to him and his environment.


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