Why do kittens hiss a lot in the presence of humans before their eyes open, even if they've never lived in the wild?

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Their momma taught them..lol

Idk, instinctual ?

Great question...btw

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Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Probably instinctual to scare off anything it perceives as a danger (which at that age, is probably anything except the mother cat).
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Willie B. good answered

It's a survival Instinct, the kitten doesn't know that the human is not a predator.

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carlos Striker answered

They are trying to frighten you.

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N. Harmonik
N. Harmonik commented
But shouldn't they be used to a human's presence if they've never lived in the wild?
N. Harmonik
N. Harmonik commented
But shouldn't they be used to a human's presence if they've never lived in the wild?
Willie B. good
Willie B. good commented
No, they don't know the difference between human contact and being out in the wild.

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