Why Do Cats Bite When You Pet Them?


Cats may bite you when you pet them due to the fact that petting is outside of a cats normal instinctive behaviour as they are solitary animals. Biting is usually the result of petting exceeding the sensitivity threshold.
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Cats will bite while engaging in aggressive play or to indicate fear, anger or overstimulation.
Cats should be given toys that allow all kinds of play, but should be discouraged from biting you or other people. If you cat tries to bite while being pet, it's because they've had enough.
There are several reasons why a cat may nip you while you are petting it. It may just want you to stop and that is his way of letting you know. They will usually give you a clue beforehand though such as trying to get away or growling. You can find more information here: http://www.cats-and-facts.com/cats-bite.html
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