When Chris was a kitten, we had a big problem trying to sleep because when he wasn’t biting our ears or noses he was attacking our feet under the covers. I was hoping very much that this was the kitten in him and he would stop when he matured. He is now four years old and we are still waiting for him to mature.
He did eventually stop biting our feet at night but he still is a nose biter. He especially like to bite my nose for some reason. These last few months I have noticed his biting has been getting worse, not better. He has taken to biting my arms and legs like he is a kitten again. He does not always act that way but he gets into these frisky moods where he feels like he has to bite me.
I caught him in one of thee moods a few months ago and recorded it and then forgot it was on my camera until I noticed it the other day.
Does anyone else have a cat that does this? I’m just curious how common this behavior is.
I can tell by his body language that he is doing this because he wants to play with you. He isn’t being mean, he just wants to play 🙂
I never consider his biting mean. I think he bites me more than my wife because I tend to give him a bit more attention.
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Well our Rumpy Bump is a nibbler. This is a sign of the high regard your cat hold you in. You are a part of his cat family and that is cat communication. You can thwart this by simply redirecting him to some other play. I would try a Cat Catcher or Da Bird. He will go nuts for these. We do. When he stops biting maybe give him a treat too.
Thanks for the visit. Too bad you can’t bring your nibbler to play with my nibbler. That would be a great redirect.
It appears as if Chris just wants some attention and play time. If you play with him vigorously before bedtime, you should be able to get some sleep. Good luck. Please stop by our Thankful Thursday post. An award awaits you there. http://www.thecatonmyhead.com/thankful-thursday-awards. Happy International Cat Day. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo.
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Reblogged this on Bad Cat Chris and commented:
Once a biter, always a biter.
hahahaha Chris, you have some doggie genes huh? My cat-cousin Morris does that too, but only with visitors, the family is always safe :O)
Note to self: Don’t visit Morris. 🙂
None of my cats do that. I guess Chris thinks of you as another cat and wants to play. 🙂
Surprisingly, Frankie will bite my face sometimes, and he bites harder than Chris, but not as often. I wonder if it is a gold cat thing.