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Will my cat (not adult but not a kitten ) grow out of biting while trying to play or pet her ?

ever since we brought her home she always tries to bite and nibble our hands whenever we try to play or pet her . she doesn't draw blood, but it really scares people who aren't expecting it .

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Some do, some don't. Try rubbing your hands with something that she wouldn't like, like a bitter no-chew spray, or even Tobasco sauce. Harmless, and once she tastes that she won't be interested in biting.

Its also probably not a good idea to play with her in the ways that she ends up biting. Just get a ribbon-on-a-stick and get some of that energy out!

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i believe so lol you probably just have a hyper cat that's normal

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Gently reprimand her when she bites. When she is calm, praise her.

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My 5 year old cat still does that....but I have always played with him and he has never bitten me hard.....I call em ' love bites '......it's a sign of affection in cats, dogs, and squirrels and plenty of animals...even humans. It will most likely mellow out in it's old age, but as a youngster, it's programed to play.

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Yes, honey, she'll grow out of it. I've never had a kitten yet that didn't do that. They do that with their mothers when they play also. She just tends to bite them back a little harder if they get too rough! Just pull back whenever she starts that, especially if you're doing anything around her belly. But as she gets older, she should stop. Try teasing her with toys that hang down from sticks or laser lights you can hold in your hand and move. She'll chase them for a looong time. Give her wind-up mice to play with, etc., that will wear her out. That should help. Have a ball (no pun intended) with her and enjoy her while she's young. She'll do things now she won't do when she's older..

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