theSebster asked in PetsCats · 9 years ago

How to make my kitten stop biting my hands?

My kitten is 4 months old. In the beginning he would be very gentle with his paws on my arms when he was playful. Now he sometimes attacks my arms. I can tell that he is just playing, but he bites a little too hard. I tell him NO and push him away, but somehow he thinks its just a game, and plans little ambush attacks on my arms. How can I get him to stop this?

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  • Ben
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    Aww.. So cute! The reason they bite a lot at that age, is that they are still developing teeth, and that causes an itchy feeling in their gums. Just buy a toy for him that both you and he can play with. This will divert his attention from you to the toy.

    Source(s): I am sure he means no harm to you!
  • 4 years ago

    element of this is teething and element of this is the actuality that cats have a various style of worried equipment that is going from high quality to overload at once. Do your ideal to no longer touch the aspects that reason this (tummies) and don't play with them for long or use different issues like strings on a stick so your palms are father away. They play via biting their siblings too on some point those are love bites too......they simply don't sense that way.

  • 9 years ago

    My cat did that a lot as well when he was a kitten. They are just playing and she will grow out of it but in the mean time maybe try squirting her with water when she does it and growling or making a deep noise. Also apparently they hate citrus so, it may be annoying but perhaps try putting some orange juice on your hands when she looks like she will attack. Otherwise wear gloves until she grows out of it :D

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Hes a boy first and foremost my boy cat is 3 and still likes to have the odd nibble at my arms, but its never done in malice more a case of he's seeing how much he can get away with. When he does this i walk away from him (he hates rejection). But he loves you and may never grow out of having the odd nibble. God luck with him and hope you have a long and happy life together

    Source(s): a cat owner of 30 years experience
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  • 9 years ago

    My cat does this too. It is hard to stop them but say no very firmly and walk away. If he keeps doing it try spraying him with a little water. You should also get him a toy or something to chew on instead.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Let the cat do what the cat wants! You cannot mess with the kitten!

  • 9 years ago

    My cat still gets a little too devil catish so I just tell him no and he stops. He is still doesn't then I give him a little swat on the bum.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    whenever your cat does this say NO firmly and spray with water, that'll do the trick!

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