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Why Is My Cat Biting Her Newborn Kittens?

My cat has been pregnant for about a month, and she has recently started biting her newborn kittens. She doesn’t eat them or anything like that, but she does bite their heads and ears. I’m not sure why she’s doing this.

I’m not sure what to do. Can you help me?

What You Need To Know About Your Cat’s Biting Her Kittens

It can be very disconcerting when your cat starts biting her kittens. While some cats do this as a way of asserting dominance over the new arrivals in the home, it’s not always clear what causes a kitten-biting mother to act this way.

In most cases, however, there are several factors that can contribute to this behavior — including the stress of having newborns in the house, changes in your household routines and even changes in diet.

The Stress Of Having Newborns In The House

One of the most common reasons why cats will bite their kittens is because they’re stressed out by having new arrivals in their home. Cats are territorial animals by nature, which means they will try to protect their territory from invaders (including other cats). One way to do this is by biting an intruder on the neck or head in order to frighten them off — which is.

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