Here is a post from over six and a half years ago. Chris was still a biter then and he is still a biter now.
I know that biting can be a sign of affection but sometimes, if you have a bad cat, they can go a little overboard. Chris was like that when we first got him and it was the reason that the couple who adopted him before us returned him to the shelter. I always hoped he would grow out of that behavior, and he has improved slightly, but once a biter, always a biter.
This morning I just wanted to drink my coffee and read my emails but Chris wouldn’t stop biting me. I managed to record the tail end of his biting frenzy for your viewing pleasure.
“I love love!” My Andy also uses light bites (blood-drawing ones if I ignore the warning!) to tell me he’s through tolerating my head rubs or chin scratches. Sometimes, his bites are “I love you” bites, and they are tender. I blinky-eye him back, and we do that for a time till he gets bored with me. LOL!
Chris’s bites are love bites or they are I want to play bites. They are never meant to hurt.
That’s good to know! Kitty loving is an interesting aspect of living with cats, eh?!
Yes, it is.
When I had Miss Egypt, she was a biter. Always bit hard. Part sign of affection, part I want your attention, part let’s play.
I think you are right. Not all bites mean the same thing. The bites in the video, I think, were I want to play bites.
Sometimes Seal will give the Mom a nibble or two but she’s the only one here that does that.
It seems every family has one. 🙂
It’s weird how gentle cats can still have aggressive traits.
With Chris I think those are love bites.