Our new kitten, Oliver thinks that fingers are to be bitten. He is the eighth cat we've gotten since we've been married and I've never had one who's so into biting. It is play biting, he isn't biting really hard. He just gets extremely fired up and then he bites. We do not play the finger game with him because I know that would encourage him to bite. When he bites, we usually withdraw our hands so he gets no reinforcement. I've recently started saying No! each time he bites also. I haven't bopped him on the nose because I feel his biting shouldn't be met with more "violence". He really is a sweet kitten though, purrs up a storm. I'm sure the biting is just kitten behavior but I'd like to get the message across to him that it's inappropriate behavior. Any ideas?
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5/13/03 at 3:43pm