Everything seems to be going so well with you and your cat. You are petting them nicely and feeding them every day… then it comes up and bites you! What the heck is up with that? It’s probably not your fault… cats can bite for a lot of reasons, and usually it isn’t something personal.
Why Do Cats Bite?
Among the many reasons why a cat might bite you are, they are afraid, stressed, annoyed or angry. If you are petting your cat and playing around, a cat might bite you by having their own type of fun. It’s even been said that cats will bite to form a feline “courtship”.
Sometimes you may find that you are petting your cat or if you happen to touch them in a spot that they are sensitive, such as their back area, they may snap at you for a quick bite and run away. A cat might not want to be touched in a specific spot, or simple doesn’t want to be pet anymore. Unlike dogs, cats won’t enjoy being pet or played with over long periods of time.
When a cat bites you, it can be a very scary time, especially when it’s the first time. It’s important to realize that nearly all cats bite and it’s in their nature. Some possible warning signs before a bite from a cat are, a flickering tail, flattening ears or even being stared down by your cat. (Also see, training your cat not to bite)