Why Do Cats Bite When You Pet Them?

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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 bite when you pet them because they feel afraid. Never pet a cat unless it smells your hand first. Even if it is your cat it may still be scared of you and your family. Always
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I have nine cats and some were strays and i know from first hand that its usually down to 2 things being afraid or play fight, the best thing to do is to let your cat see you put
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Cats get in good and bad moods just as people do. It is true that some cats simply don?t want to be petted. One of my cats is this way?we have worked with him and he has become more
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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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