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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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My kitten is a biter!

Hi everyone! I tried finding a previous thread about kittens and biting but couldnt find anything so maybe someone can help me. Maui is rougly 8 weeks old and she likes to bite everything, my arms, legs, clothing etc.. I was wondering if this is normal in a kitten. I was also wondering how to get her to stop biting me because her little teeth hurt. Ive tried saying no and moving her off of me but she comes right back, curls in my lap and starts biting me again. She seems to think everything moves and will attack anything! I just dont want her thinking its ok to bite. Thanks for any help.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 12:35 PM
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One of my new kittens is a biter, too, and it HURTS! I know people have suggested pushing your hand (or whatever) towards her mouth (because that will surprise her and she'll let go), and saying no. But I could certainly use some help, too.

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Chewie and Waldo were the same way when we first got them... we started pushing our hands towards their mouths like Marie mentioned, and then we would pull away with a (sometimes, but most often not) exaggerated cry of pain, push the kitten away, and ignore them for a couple of minutes. If they tried coming back to us we would just turn around to show them our back, or push them away gently but firmly.

After a week of being ignored and fun stopping dead in its tracks every time they bit, they started getting the message... now Waldo will grab your face and wrestle it real hard... without a single claw

Only Chewie remains a little brutal with her claws, but she is much better than she used to be. Hope this helps some!
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It definitely helps knowing that it will eventually work, thanks.

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Thanks for the advice Nini!

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