Recently, we got a cat about 2. She loves affection, but afterward she bites and claws for seemingly no reason.

Asked by Member 1090127 on Feb 6th 2012 Tagged scratching, biting in Scratching
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Um thats how cats act when they feel good I mean real good discovery channel good

Max answered on 2/6/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


A lot of otherwise perfectly lovely cats have this problem of getting hyper stimulated when being pet. This is part of who she is and you have to be understanding and work around it. When you pet her try to be a little more gentle than you would be with a normal cat, using lighter, gentler strokes, and watch her closely for any signs of excitement. If her ears start to flatten back a bit or her tail starts twitching slow down to see if she relaxes and if not stop petting until she has calmed down. If you notice she seems to get hyper after 10 minutes try to keep your cuddle sessions to 5-7 minutes and then make her take a break.

Also make sure that you don't reinforce the biting/clawing behavior by just accepting it or encouraging it during play. If she hurts you feel free to shriek "No!" or even hiss like an angry cat and take your hands away, get up and leave her be. That's the only way to communicate to her that it's not behavior you tolerate; the same way another cat would.

Cali answered on 2/7/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer