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Isawmommykissingsantaclaus14 Sun 21-Dec-14 11:33:11

Hi. Well my cat is nearly three and keeps biting me. She has always been a bit nippy but its starting to hurt now. For example just now she is laying on the bed, I am stroking her she is purring quite happily. Next minute she has her paws wrapped around my hand with her claws dug in and she's biting hard. Is this normal cat behaviour or is she just an arse? Thanks.

cozietoesie Sun 21-Dec-14 14:11:39

It sounds as if she's over-stimulated, Isaw.

Probably best to refrain from stroking her for the time being and let her make all the running. If she has a nip, give a firm NO, put her down and then ignore her. (Or put her outside the room for - say - 20 minutes or so and then open the door so that she can come back in again if she wants to. (Don't invite her back in.))

You'll get to know the fine body language once you know to look for it so that you can back off if she's at all antsy.

Is she an indoor cat by the way? And what games does she have to play?

MinimalistMommi Sun 21-Dec-14 17:39:38

My Ragdoll nips me, I was in bed early hours today and he was snuggled into my neck and then went for the jugular.

cozietoesie Sun 21-Dec-14 18:26:30

One of our 3 house rules is No Biting In Bed - enforced implacably because the last thing you need is a 'tender part' being got at. I'd bite me in bed, frankly, because I'm a desperate wriggler but - they've learned.

(It sort of extends in Siamese minds to No Biting At All so all I need to do is look hard at the offender and do an 'Exxxcccuuuuuse Meeee ????' and they immediately desist and look sheepish. Seniorboy hasn't nipped in years though.)

MinimalistMommi Sun 21-Dec-14 20:11:15

Cozie I put him at end of bed immediately, was the right thing to do? I went back to sleep and ignored him. Maybe I should have put him on floor.

cozietoesie Sun 21-Dec-14 20:18:09

You know him and what works for him best, Minimalist - for a bad sin, mine go outside the door for 20 minutes minimum. Exclusion From The Presence hits very hard on a Siamese. (I just open the door without acknowledging them after their time out and they crawl in and take their place quietly.)

ChickenMe Tue 23-Dec-14 22:56:34

Our Siamese gets put in time out for going behind the telly, squirted with water for going under the bed and attacking boxes and a firm NO and hand clap for clawing. It's so funny cos if I so much as touch the water squirter she runs away!
I think as PPs have said, try to pick up on when she wants to play because I find if we wear our cat out she is less naughty!

RubbishMantra Wed 24-Dec-14 00:32:24

You squirt her with water for going under the bed and attacking boxes? Crikey, my pusses should be sent to jail then!

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