Q. My 5 month old male neutered kitten is trying to nurse on my face in the morning. How can I make him stop?
AMANDA MILLER COOK
A. If the kitten was taken away from his mother too young, that could contribute to the behavior. One way to curb the behavior would be to create a nice cozy bed for him away from your bed and maybe include a soft stuffed animal and a t shirt you have worn. Give that a few days. If that doesn't work, you may need to move his cozy bed space out of your room until he outgrows the behavior. Be sure to be consistent with feeding times too so he can be redirected. Give plenty of play time with wand toys, catnip infused toys, jingle balls, etc so he is focusing his energies on other activities. Do not punish him for that behavior.