I have never in my life had a kitten react this negatively to swaddling. Fully feral 8 week olds tolerate it better than this 10 day old kitten. Warning: he is LOUD and sounds like he's being tortured.
You can imagine how much fun tube feeding him is right now....
This is the same baby that was growling at me so it appears to be a native personality thing. He's going to be a delightful adult cat at the vet.... Maybe I should change his name to "eternal gabapentin"
Can anyone that knows anything about cat behavior explain this to me? The boyfriend's mom has fostered 5 kittens since they were about 3 weeks old and all of them will sit there and lick you for hours if you let them. They purr the whole time while doing it. Is it a nursing thing? Is it stress? Are they just weird cats? I've never had a cat that'll lick you like a dog before. @pangur-and-grim (I know you're not a behaviorist but you seem to know your stuff when it comes to cats), @why-animals-do-the-thing