I have used a spray bottle of water to train my cats not to scratch, fight, etc and I think it would work as well for biting, with a strong NO! A black cat who adopted us around Halloween last year has a bad habit of biting and I smack him softly with a strong No! and he seems to be getting the idea. He is just playing but bites too hard.
We have a 2-1/2 old female rescued cat that will attack and bite my 9 year old daughter. The cat only attacks and bites her, no one else in the family. When my daughter walks through the house, the cat will attack her legs and when she is sitting on the floor, the cat will bite her, sometimes really hard for no reason. Can anyone explain why the cat does this? She gets a lot of exercise by chasing strings and laser lights around the house. So, why does she do this?
Spraying with water and/or sternly saying 'no' (without yelling) is a good idea to stop the behavior. I'll tell you that my Rachel gives these sort of love bites once in awhile to be playful or to get attention and it doesn't mean it as an attack. She's just trying to tell me she wants my attention. Actually, with Rachel sternly saying 'ouch, that hurt' and then giving her a sincere slow stroking pet makes more of an impression with her. Just like with people some things work better than others ;-)
I just got a 5 month old male cat this week. The people I got him from said that he would bite your ear. It is not just the ear he bites how do I keep him from biting?
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