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Re: How to deal with biting
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 13:14:02 PM »
I think shutting him out if you can is the best way to deal with it, one of ours used to get on the table and take food off our plates, cute the first time but not great if you have company!  we had to shut her in the kitchen while we ate for a while to break the habit

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Re: How to deal with biting
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 13:02:32 PM »
Lucy has that bad habit - I gave her dreamies on Sun, so the next time I went in the kitchen, she whacked me for not giving her more!! It's the first time she's done it in a while fortunately

Well he tried it again this morning, no warning nibbles just teeth straight in the back of my leg. This time i was having none of it and he was put straight in the living room and the door shut till i was done and felt enough time elapsed. He spent the entire time meowing from the other side of the door but no one messes with me before i have had my coffee    >:(

Having said that, last nights events in manchester kind of put my annoyance in perspective

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Re: How to deal with biting
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 12:54:55 PM »
Lucy has that bad habit - I gave her dreamies on Sun, so the next time I went in the kitchen, she whacked me for not giving her more!! It's the first time she's done it in a while fortunately
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Re: How to deal with biting
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 23:15:03 PM »
I have to say that almost every time I walk into the kitchen, someone accompanies me in in hope. :doh:
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Re: How to deal with biting
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 22:30:45 PM »
Maybe not the right answer, but maybe exclude him for a few minutes while you put his food into the bowl and onto the floor?

I have an unsocialised cat as a stray 8 month when I got him, he is so sweet and loving. Trouble is when he gets all relaxed and loving he hangs on with his claws and bites.  I remove my hand from the equation, but he doesn't learn. He is so sweet but not particularly gifted in the brain department. Bless him, he is my little (not so little 4 kilo boy) with congenital deformities, one ear flap, one eye orbit too small so his third eyelid is permanently 1/3 across his eye and a curly tail. Saying that, he was the first to work out the cat-it treat tower. ;) Pirate is the first of the family you have been introduced to.

On your first thread I'll do Emo, Merlin, Bob and Pippa.

Oh bless he looks really sweet, Beanie is no brainiac either he spent a good 10 minutes earlier trying to work out where the water had gone in the drain outside. hoping to get hold of one of those sorts of toys tomorrow

The problem is he does this occasionally even if im just walking into the kitchen. Hes convinced every time im getting up its to feed him and if hes got alot of energy he will go for me. The other day he tried to go for my ankle just because i was going out. Unfortunately my kitchen isnt cut off from the other rooms on the ground floor so its difficult to shut the door and keep him in the living room. Sometimes hes so quick hes in there before ive even gotten to the door.

He started going in the garden this weekend so im hoping i could convince him to go in the garden first but hes just so stubborn
 
Hes come so far since we got him and much quicker than was expected its just frustrating that some behaviours he just wont let go

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Re: How to deal with biting
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 22:06:58 PM »
I'd suggest the same as Paula and put his food out before you let him in to eat then walk out and ignore him till he has eaten.
It sounds like he is excited biting as he knows it is food time. It's a misdirected response to fighting off other animals for his food when it is all his!!!
My two will bicker and jump on each other when they know food is being served up so as he has nobody else he directs it at you.
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Re: How to deal with biting
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 21:38:33 PM »
Maybe not the right answer, but maybe exclude him for a few minutes while you put his food into the bowl and onto the floor?

I have an unsocialised cat as a stray 8 month when I got him, he is so sweet and loving. Trouble is when he gets all relaxed and loving he hangs on with his claws and bites.  I remove my hand from the equation, but he doesn't learn. He is so sweet but not particularly gifted in the brain department. Bless him, he is my little (not so little 4 kilo boy) with congenital deformities, one ear flap, one eye orbit too small so his third eyelid is permanently 1/3 across his eye and a curly tail. Saying that, he was the first to work out the cat-it treat tower. ;) Pirate is the first of the family you have been introduced to.

On your first thread I'll do Emo, Merlin, Bob and Pippa.
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How to deal with biting
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 14:06:42 PM »
I know Beanie isn't biting out of agression but whenever food is involved he becomes impossible.

Hes done this ever since he got comfortable enough to come in the kitchen when i do his meals and it really drives me up the wall.

Normally when i go to feed him, he runs after me to see what im doing, sticks his head in the cupboard when you try to retrive his food so you have to wait for him to walk away to grab it otherwise experience has taught us he will try and bat your hands with his paws (sometimes with claws). That i can deal with because its become a habit. Beanie has gotten much more patient with putting his bowl down which is great i havent been scratched for about a week but what he still does is he goes for our feet. At first he does a gentle nibble which is met with a no at which he backs off and you can continue what you are doing. Then after less than a minutes hes back at the feet and going a bit harder that time which is met with another slightly louder no. Normally this is where it ends but today he decided to bite the back of my leggings and start pulling on them. At this point his lunch went in the fridge and he can live for a few minutes without getting what he wants on demand.

I was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and how they have dealt with it because this is a problem we deal with on a daily basis


P.S As i was writing this a bee flew into the living room causing me to scream and start frantically searching for the insect repellent and he just sat there on the floor and got comfortable  >:(

 


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