Biting cat

by Brianna
(Kansas)

I know she doesn't look evil, but she is!!!

I know she doesn't look evil, but she is!!!

I have a 1.5 year old siamese/Himalayan female cat. I got her from my fiance's family. When i got her i was told she was about 8 weeks old.. although the vet thought she was closer to 6 weeks. she started out very shy and friendly. liked to snuggle, be petted, be brushed; she was very loving. then as she got a little older she started to get very aggressive, she would bite me all the time. I would be sitting watching T.V., she would get up walk over to me, bite me quite hard and run away. i have tried tapping her nose and saying NO, I have tried spraying water, I have tried redirecting her to toys. I still can't get through to her, I don't know how to stop this behavior. please help.

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Jan 22, 2015
for the record on declawing... NEW
by: my2wins

ps. just to be clear, I was not suggesting that declawing is a possible solution. Not at all.

I was asking if kitty is already declawed. If kitty is already declawed, then owner should know kitty will be terribly disadvantaged and debilitated. Declawing often turns otherwise perfectly normal kitties into biting kitties.

And owner will need to understand the special needs of a handicapped kitty. Do not give up on them. There is help. Please google Jackson Galaxy biting cat, and watch his videos.

Never declaw a cat. It is not only abuse, it is immoral, unethical and in most places illegal. Some day it will be illegal everywhere. It should never be done. NEVER.

Jan 22, 2015
Biting cat NEW
by: Beatrice

Hi there,

I don't know whether biting is an attribute of the Siamese breed, but I got a Seal-point Siamese cat 6 months ago and while she is cute and cuddly, she tends to bite and claw and her nip is quite sharp. She is fiercely intelligent and quick and I cannot see any improvement in this activity.

I would not attempt to de-claw which I think is cruel, of course, she would not let me in a fit de-claw her.

Perhaps with growing up these kitties will improve.

Kind regards,

Beatrice, CO. Wicklow, Ireland

Jan 22, 2015
Biting cat NEW
by: Beatrice

Hi there,

I don't know whether biting is an attribute of the Siamese breed, but I got a Seal-point Siamese cat 6 months ago and while she is cute and cuddly, she tends to bite and claw and her nip is quite sharp. She is fiercely intelligent and quick and I cannot see any improvement in this activity.

I would not attempt to de-claw which I think is cruel, of course, she would not let me in a fit de-claw her.

Perhaps with growing up these kitties will improve.

Kind regards,

Beatrice, CO. Wicklow, Ireland

Jan 22, 2015
Biting cat NEW
by: Beatrice

Hi there,

I don't know whether biting is an attribute of the Siamese breed, but I got a Seal-point Siamese cat 6 months ago and while she is cute and cuddly, she tends to bite and claw and her nip is quite sharp. She is fiercely intelligent and quick and I cannot see any improvement in this activity.

I would not attempt to de-claw which I think is cruel, of course, she would not let me in a fit de-claw her.

Perhaps with growing up these kitties will improve.

Kind regards,

Beatrice, CO. Wicklow, Ireland

Jan 22, 2015
Reply to biter NEW
by: My2wins

is he declawed? This will often harm a cat and turn them emotionally unstable. It can be resolved thought.

Google Jackson Galaxy "cat balloon". This will help.

Get a "go go cat teaser" you and play twice or more per day
For at least 5 mins per session or more. Tire him out is the goal.

Never punish. Teach and help and tire him out.

Try Feliway plug ins. They help stressed cats.

Read Jackson Galaxy's site and watch his videos on you tube

Every cat can be rehabilitated.

Jan 22, 2015
reply to biter NEW
by: My2wins

is he declawed? This will often harm a cat and turn them emotionally unstable. It can be resolved thought.

Google Jackson Galaxy "cat balloon". This will help.

Get a "go go cat teaser" you and play twice or more per day
For at least 5 mins per session or more. Tire him out is the goal.

Never punish. Teach and help and tire him out.

Try Feliway plug ins. They help stressed cats.

Read Jackson Galaxy's site and watch his videos on you tube

Every cat can be rehabilitated.

Jan 22, 2015
reply to biter NEW
by: My2wins

is he declawed? This will often harm a cat and turn them emotionally unstable. It can be resolved thought.

Google Jackson Galaxy "cat balloon". This will help.

Get a "go go cat teaser" you and play twice or more per day
For at least 5 mins per session or more. Tire him out is the goal.

Never punish. Teach and help and tire him out.

Try Feliway plug ins. They help stressed cats.

Read Jackson Galaxy's site and watch his videos on you tube

Every cat can be rehabilitated.

Jan 21, 2015
Biter NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a blue point Siamese which I rescued. He is a biter. Nothing precipitates his biting behavior. He is well fed, has toys galore, and in the evening when he wants affection is allowed to sit on the back of the sofa or climbs on my lap or chest. When he decides to attack myself or our elderly female cat, he crouches, turns his body, angles his head, whips his tail around, and springs. He draws blood. I feel he would kill my old girl cat if I was not there to pull him off her neck or back, and then he bites me when I pick him up to put him out. I have pointed my finger at him and yelled "No!" And removed him to the garage for the night ( or day, depending on the time of behavior) so many times, but he still bites very hard and I'm extremely nervous he will bite one of our grandchildren or a neighbor. Without provocation, he has already reached out and scratched our grandson once. Has anyone else had this severe of a biter? He's been neutered and is about three, we think. I need fast rehabilitation that really works for him.

Jan 19, 2014
my biting lilac NEW
by: alice

I have a beautiful lilac Siamese, 6 months old. she will wake up, crawl in my arms and litteraly just plop on her back..out cold, cutest thing you've ever seen. then she wakes up....turns her head and MUNCH!!! big bite on my arm, ive tried blowing in her face...telling her NO she looks at me like.....woman you crazy!!!! and pulls a full attack until I have to just put her down and ruuuuuuuuuuuuun........lol I love her to pieces, just not pieces of my body.....somebody please help me.....

Jan 19, 2014
my biting lilac NEW
by: alice

I have a beautiful lilac Siamese, 6 months old. she will wake up, crawl in my arms and litteraly just plop on her back..out cold, cutest thing you've ever seen. then she wakes up....turns her head and MUNCH!!! big bite on my arm, ive tried blowing in her face...telling her NO she looks at me like.....woman you crazy!!!! and pulls a full attack until I have to just put her down and ruuuuuuuuuuuuun........lol I love her to pieces, just not pieces of my body.....somebody please help me.....

Apr 05, 2012
Biting NEW
by: Anonymous

My Siamese male 2 yrs old does the same thing. He does it when he wants to play. He doesn't growl or hiss but he bites when he's being playful but far too hard. And a couple times when my husband and I were in bed together he bit my leg do hard it bled. I think it's jealousy to because I'm his favorite and he only bites me hard like that

Feb 19, 2012
about biting NEW
by: Vanessa-Ann

I feel for you because it can be quite surprising when this starts..my LuLu-Belle can be so loving one minute and a biter or hisser the next...however as to the biting, my girl (now 5)bites me and only ME when I am upstairs on my bed talking to my girlfriend on the phone, or if I'm talking to my husband, again in bed, and not giving her all of my attention. My girl is EXTREMELY jealous with / of me but mainly when I am upstairs in my bedroom, which is the room she spends all day in, on my pillow etc. She won't misbehave for my husband only to me, and she knows I jump to attention for her when she comes into the kitchen for milk. LuLu-Belle has her own upstairs bedroom with all her beds and cat lounge and cat-gym and toys etc, but she only goes in there now to eat and do her business and depending on the time of year, sit on her lounge on the window seat and get the arvo sun and look outside etc. The rest of the time she spends sleeping on my bed / pillow or on the back of my leather chair when I'm watching TV after dinner. So with the biting, I think she is jealous for attention, I don't know how to stop it, but I hope this may explain why, that is if she is like my naughty girl.

Feb 19, 2012
Biting cat NEW
by: Beatrice

HI there,

She was only possibly 6 weeks when you got her, that is too young to have left her mother and perhaps she is still grieving ( in her own way) the abrupt departure from her mother. She obviously has needs to be met and this could be it. She is still very young, try to discourage the biting, but be patient, it will all work out in the end. Give her a routine, feed her at exactly the same time every day and then she will know what and when to expect her food and not get anxious. I think that the root cause of her biting is an inner anxiety, stemmning from probably having been taken from her mother too soon.

Hope this helps.

Beatrice from Ireland.

Feb 19, 2012
Hungry? NEW
by: my2wins

I don't know how to address behavior modification, and others will answer better.

But does she do it when she's hungry? Is she trying to ask you to feed her? Or does she need something from you and you're ignoring her while watching TV?

I have two kittens, boy and girl, and if I wait too long to feed them in the morning, the little girl comes up and gives me a scratch or nip when I'm sleeping. She's even bitten my lip once.

I don't really blame her, because I see it as her taking action to get her needs met. (I can sleep soundly through anything, so who knows what else she tried to do to wake me before she resorted to that).

Don't let her do it, but also ask yourself if you might be ignoring her when she has unmet needs, and is she trying to ask for your help?

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