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Behavior & Training > Rescued kitty is a BITER

Carina

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Purred: Wed Apr 24, '13 5:16pm PST 
Your kitty's biting behavior is motivated by fear. It takes plenty of time and patience to teach a former feral/stray/outdoor survivor kitty to learn what's safe in the indoor world and she no longer needs to always be on guard or ready to protect herself against threats. As another poster already wisely said, observe and note the events leading up to the bite so you know how to read your cat and avoid situations that trigger the biting. When you approach your cat, do it in a calm slow way, talking to her with a soothing voice. Above all, be patient and give her plenty of time. It can take MONTHS for a rescued feral/stray/outdoor survivor kitty to become a reasonably social housecat but the results are very well worth it.
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