First time parents often find is difficult to figure why their kitten is crying. Like small babies they cry because they need something. Your cat can cry for many reasons. They maybe hungry, lonely or even sick.
Here are a couple of reasons why your kitten is crying.
They are lonely
Kittens are bundles of energy and if they need to be happy and well settled they need constant mental and physical stimulation. If they are continuously crying then they just need your attention as they are missing their siblings and mother. They need your warmth and affection when they cry out to you. So, make sure you take some time out to play with them and express your affection.
They are feeling lost or confused
Your kitten will take some time to adjust to their new environment. As they run around your home, chances are that they will not know the way to come back to their room. So, it is a good idea to limit their access to other parts of the house until they get used to their surroundings. Once they appear more confident you can easily allow them to roam around your home.
Your kitten is hungry
Kittens need feeding on frequent intervals. They will cry out if the time gap is too much between their meals. You must ensure that you give them a high-quality meal at the right time. Feed your kitten when they are hungry and increase the serving and frequency if you feel they are crying for food.
They need to poop
Kittens aged less than 8 weeks usually meows when they need to urinate or defecate which is okay as long as they do not strain or feel uncomfortable while passing motion or urine. It also takes them weeks to learn how to use the litter box successfully. So, just be patient.
If you notice them crying when they poop or pee then take them to the vet to have them checked for any underlying medical problem.
They may be in pain
If you hear a shrill cry from your kitten then they could be suffering from severe pain. It may be due to some kind of hurt on their limbs or their tail can be accidently trod on. Detect the source of the pain and soothe them. Take them to the vet if the pain continues and you are unable to help them.
They can be sick
A sad cry could mean that they are sick. As cats are adept at hiding their illness, their distress will not be visibly apparent. But if your kitten cries sadly then it can be a sign of pain and distress. If you observe them appearing tired or fatigued while crying then you might want to take them to the vet and have them professionally checked.
Since cats do not show their distress openly and tend to suffer from it silently and lethargically, you must be vigilant and watch out for any signs of changes in their behaviour. You can also post your queries at www.tailslife.app.link/queries for further professional advice.