Some cats bite, and some cats don’t. Also, different cats bite for different reasons. In order to figure out how to train your cat to stop biting, you must first discover the reasons why they’re doing it.
Why Do Cats Bite?
Sometimes cats bite in order to assert dominance. Your cat may be biting because he’s trying to show who’s in charge. If your cat bites you, then doesn’t back down or try to play or cuddle, then this is likely your cat biting to show dominance.
Cats also bite as a way of communicating. If they want something, for example, instead of meowing they may nip your toe, arm or finger as a signal to you. They may be asking for food, to be let outside, or even for you to clean the litter box. A good way to know if your cat is biting in order to communicate is to watch to see if he bites you, then tries to lead you to his food dish, the back door, etc.
Kittens bite to practice attacking. In the wild, animals have to fight. This tendency comes through in domestic cats as well. My kitten, Miss Abigail, attacked her big sister for months when she was a kitten. The vet assured me that within a few months, the attacking behaviors would stop. Luckily for Miss Abigail, the older cat didn’t fight back! LOL
Un-Neutured males tend to be more aggressive. Consider neutering your male cat if he’s biting. Not only will he calm down if he’s neutered, but neutering provides other safety benefits for your cat and, of course, stops unwanted litters of kittens around the neighborhood!
Cats who are declawed may start biting. Once their claws are gone, they may feel vulnerable and start biting out of fear.
To defend themselves if they’re being attacked, picked on or provoked.
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Some Tips for Solving Biting Behavior
If your cat is biting you, first try to ignore them. They’re biting to get a response from you. If you don’t respond, they may try a different signal (such as less-painful-for-you meowing!)
Try a different form of communication. Only do what your cat is asking if he’s asking nicely – like by rubbing on your leg or meowing. Over time, he’ll get used to doing those things instead of biting you.
Consistency is important. Sometimes your cat’s biting can seem cute – especially then they’re a kitten. But mostly it’s just bothersome and painful. Even if it seems cute that they’re nibbling on your fingers, for example, you can’t let them do it. Your cat must experience the same reaction from you each and every time when it comes to biting. You can’t let them bite sometimes, then disapprove of it at other times. If you do that, your cat won’t know what’s allowed and what’s not.
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