Cat Biting – Things to Know

November 20, 2012 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - General, Health

Like many other forms of communication, biting is also a different form of communication especially noticeable in pets like Cats. The signs of biting are different in adult cats and kittens. While adult cats communicate that they no longer want you to touch them giving them feeling that they are threatened and the kitten will start biting as it is another form of play along with wrestling and scratching. Another sign of communicating through biting is hunting instincts, those that are evident from their natural defensive mechanism.

It should start with kitten stage to learn and practice your cat refraining from biting your hands. The hunting nature of cats makes them naturally seek their food without any practice. This ability of cats should be carefully picked up as they may turn aggressive on you if you least neglect and hurt you within short notice period.

Many of us who have seen cats and played with them will find their petting induced violent behavior. During your cat petting, take note of your cat suddenly biting you and you will feel strange of its behavior. This is because the cat wishes to communicate to stop petting. During petting, it might also seem that cat sexually aroused by continuous movements to the body. Sometimes if there, is some unknown pain, during petting the pain would have shown up causing still painless situation for the cat. If you can closely observe the cat’s giving away signals like lashing its tail, making violent sound, absence of purring, turning of ears or shifting of body position. Sometimes, when another animal treads into his vicinity also, the cat rouses angrily and defends for its area.

It is not always right on the issues discussed above, it imparts necessary advice to check with your Vet about your cat’s health issues, if there is any and lastly check on their behavioral issues. During their kitten stage, provided you closely teach your cat how to behave, allow the cat to adjust itself to you by your caressing movements and activities towards it.

Cat Biting- a different form of communication?

August 26, 2010 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Behavior

Like many other forms of communication, biting is also a different form of communication especially noticeable in pets like Cats. The signs of cat biting are different in adult cats and kittens. While adult cats communicate that they no longer want you to touch them giving them feeling that they are threatened and the kitten will start biting as it is another form of play along with wrestling and scratching. Another sign of communicating through biting is hunting instincts, those that are evident from their natural defensive mechanism.

 It should start with kitten stage to learn and practice your cat refraining from biting your hands. The hunting nature of cats makes them naturally seek their food without any practice. This ability of cats should be carefully picked up as they may turn aggressive on you if you least neglect and hurt you within short notice period.    
 Many of us who have seen cats and played with them will find their petting induced violent behavior. During your cat petting, take note of your cat suddenly biting you and you will feel strange of its behavior. This is because the cat wishes to communicate to stop petting. During petting, it might also seem that cat sexually aroused by continuous movements to the body. Sometimes if there, is some unknown pain, during petting the pain would have shown up causing still painless situation for the cat. If you can closely observe the cat’s giving away signals like lashing its tail, making violent sound, absence of purring, turning of ears or shifting of body position. Sometimes, when another animal treads into his vicinity also, the cat rouses angrily and defends for its area.

It is not always right on the issues discussed above, it imparts necessary advice to check with your Vet about your cat’s health issues, if there is any and lastly check on their behavioral issues. During their kitten stage, provided you closely teach your cat how to behave, allow the cat to adjust itself to you by your caressing movements and activities towards it.