Re: How do I stop my kittie from biting
Is Sootie doing this during playtime? Either both of you playing or when she is initiating play? You can help disuade her from biting by pushing the bitten victim (your hand/arm) TOWARDS her. This is not the expected response (most things try to get away, and then The Game is on! as they try to prevent it from leaving) and they will usually stop biting, back up and act confused.
Is she biting out-of-the-blue? She is happily sitting on your lap and being pet, purring and then "Wham-o!" she bites you? If this is the case, she could be getting over-stimulated. You will have to watch her for subtle signs. Cats usually speak with a 'whisper': body language. If they have to make a sound, like an annoyed meow, that is speaking to you. When they 'shout', that usually means teeth/claws.
Overstimulation signs can be ears flipped back, or staring at your hand, ears flipped back OR intently forward while staring at the 'offender' (hand) the tail may flip and smack around, the kitty may try to sink away and avoid your touch or they may ripple their skin like they got a hair out of place. You just have to watch for the signs and stop before she gets irritated enough to strike out. Always leave her wanting *more* and slowly increase the amount of time petting her until she stops getting irritated.
If she is just young and playful, it is possible she didn't have enough time with her mother and siblings to learn how to control her bite. When kittens play with each other, they scratch and bite. It is only by being scratched/bitten back that they realize it hurts and they need to be more gentle when they play, or playtime stops. I've had cats grow out of this, but it has sometimes taken up to 2 years. Before that, I could only pet him w/out it turning into a wrestle match if he was sleepy.
Best of luck,