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Biting

Taylormercuri

Savannah Kitten
My 6 month old F3 male bites my chin and nose when he greets me. Is this normal and how do I teach him not to bite.
 

WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
It seems to be a common trait for cats to nibble a human body part. Give him a firm "no" and put him down. If he tries again walk away. Redirect the behavior with a chew toy -- when he goes in for the nibble, stick a chew toy in his mouth.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
I would guess that the only way your F3 kitten can reach your chin and nose is that you are lifting him up to your face to greet? A simple solution is to not put the tempting body parts in reach of his little mouth...
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
Chewing or nipping can be a difficult habit to break. If a stern 'no' does not do the trick alone you can try blowing in his face.
 

Taylormercuri

Savannah Kitten
Chewing or nipping can be a difficult habit to break. If a stern 'no' does not do the trick alone you can try blowing in his face.
Thanks for the advice...I'll try blowing in his face.
I would guess that the only way your F3 kitten can reach your chin and nose is that you are lifting him up to your face to greet? A simple solution is to not put the tempting body parts in reach of his little mouth...
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The problem is, he nips me in the morning in bed! It's our favorite time of day.
 
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