Why does your cat nibble on you?

Answer

A nibble from a cat means many things, but it is often considered a “love bite” in which the cat is telling the person that it is pleased or happy. Cats often communicate through body language. This is why cats rub themselves against people, lick and even bite.

A nibble from a cat does not always mean that they are pleased. It is important for the person who is being nibbled to read the situation. Sometimes cats use nibbles to indicate that they are being over-stimulated. A perfect example is when a cat is being rubbed in the area right before their tail on their lower back. This is an extremely sensitive area for most cats. If a cat nibbles while being rubbed in this area, the cat is more than likely saying that enough is enough.

Besides trying to show affection and over-stimulation, a nibble is sometimes used by cats when they feel playful. It is common for cats to lick and bite when they play. Younger cats learn their boundaries while playing with their mothers. When a kitten starts playing too rough, the adult cat will stop playing. This is a sign for the kitten that it was playing too rough.

Q&A Related to "Why does your cat nibble on you?"
Your cat may cry for a number of reasons. Maybe it's hungry. It might be in pain. Loneliness causes cats to cry, also. Sometimes they just want company.
http://www.ask.com/web-answers/Health/Diseases/why...
Many cat behaviorists and veterinarians believe there is a link between kneading and nursing. Kittens perform a similar kneading movement on their mother to increase milk production
http://www.ehow.com/info_8713208_cat-keep-kneading...
He's showing he loves you! Aww! He's grooming you to show his affection for you! That's very cute! He's also licking you because you have salt on your skin, and cats like to taste
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200907...
Parasites Flea infestation is one of the more common reasons that cats pull out their hair. Hair loss will occur all over and can produce a "moth-eaten" like appearance.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5763893_cat-pull-his-hair-...
Explore this Topic
Cats nibble on people to demonstrate affection and liveliness ...
There are several reasons why dogs nibble on people. Dogs may nibble as a way of communication or greeting. Dogs could also nibble on people simply to seek attention ...
A dog nibbling on clothes is a sign of affection. Dogs communicate and explore with their mouths, so this is a sign of them wanting to be close to a person. This ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com