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How can I get my male cat to get out of the habit of biting?

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Kittens will bite. That is how they play. To get them to stop, all you have to do is "get bigger" when ever it happens. Spreading your fingers out and growling should be enough. If not then, stand up and growl. After a few weeks the kitten will stop.

For adult cats, biting while playing is not uncommon. If the bite is not drawing blood or not intending to draw blood, then the cat is just trying to play as if it were still a kitten. If that is the case, then the same solution is used - get bigger and growl. Most cats will learn they have cross the line start adapting.

If the cat is biting while you are petting it and it is purring up a storm, then the bites are probably little nips. Those hurt! I won't go into the kitty psychology behind them, but you

Neutering your male is also recommended if it has not already been done.

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Punishing him for biting and rewarding him with treats and attention for being nice.

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HIa..... D:
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You don't

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Flick him on the nose a little lol

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Scold him or you can give him a toy to chew on instead...maybe it's just a phase.

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First take your cat to the vet to make sure everything is ok. Then follow these tips from this article, http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-a-Cat-from-Biting-and-Scratching. Good luck

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Pinch him and lock him up!

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That is animal cruelty!
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I would spray him with a little water. It dont hurt him!

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try grabing his snout, flick his nose, or bite him back

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I did bite him back once...................Lolz................
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Have you ever tried to bite A cat you are likely going to get severely scrathed up if not bitten for trying to do this trust me I speak from experience it is not A very wise thing to do unless you want the cat or any animal to escelate the matter from simple biting to A all out fight between human and animal and we usually wind up on losing end.
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Having to go to doctor or emergency room to get checked out due to all the scratching and worse biting it's gonna do to you.
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Bite back

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I say the same thing again have you ever tried to bite A cat you are likely going to get severely scrathed up if not bitten for trying to do this trust me I speak from experience it is not A very wise thing to do unless you want the cat or any animal to escelate the matter from simple biting to A all out fight between human and animal and we usually wind up on losing end.
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once again saying the same thing having to go to doctor or emergency room to get checked out due to all the scratching and worse biting it's gonna do to you.
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You give something to bite that tastes awful then when he try's to bite something else he will remember the awful taste and not bite

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One thing that is A major factor in this mattter is what type of cat it is what I mean by that is whether the cat is A housecat that stays inside all the time or is it A outside cat that you let in if it's A housecat your best bet would be to do like someone on here has already suggested and keep A squirt bottle handy and when it starts to bite spray it one squirt usually will get them to stop doing whatever action it is being sprayed for and if it's A outside cat the same as the housecat will work sometimes but when that does not work then try scolding it and putting it back outside do this every time and most the time eventually it will stop that action it's getting in trouble over if U give it something awful tasting the cat may stop biting completely and you don't want that especially if it's A outside cat either way that biting is one of their only means of defending itself in A fight besides their claws it stops biting completely and you will have A defenseless cat that will likely be killed if ever in A fight.
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When kittens are growing & playing with their siblings this is natural. I watched a show with a cat expert. He explained that we can simply & firmly say no, but not punish. Especially when we misunderstand that we only encourage their natural tendencies when we play with our kittens & cats using our hands & playing rough. This is how we teach them to scratch & bite because it is natural to them. Use toys to play with them, not your hands. The humans bear the responsibility. Why would you play aggressively with your cat & then flick him in the nose when you are setting the terms of playing? Shame on anyone that thinks this is okay.

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Finally someone who is on the animals side.
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I have had numerous cats during my life and I find the less offensive way of doing things such as the squirt bottle but for it to work you have to train them with it from a kitten or else it really does no good flicking them on nose is more something done on dogs than cats it is recommended to use A squirt bottle or something that will likely not provoke the cat into possibly doing more than just biting but as it has been said you need to determine the type of biting being done whether playful or defensive.

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get him a friend to play with particularilly female but them u would ahve kittens if they arent fixed lol

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tap him on the nose when he bites u to show him its wrong

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When he bites, either grab him by the scruff of the neck, pick him up and tell him in a stern voice, no! Or spray him with water and say, no!

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reward him when he doesn't bite when you think he would've , and when he does bite, but your finger on his nose (not to hard) and say no in a stern voice or spray him with water like kandopet said.

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