Originally Posted by CaptainCattings
Keep a spray bottle nearby when eating. You must do something about this behavior if he becomes so frenzied that he is no longer careful about not harming you/your child. Start off by telling him sharply no and pushing his nose lightly away. If the kitty continues or gets more aggressive, sneakily spray him in the face as he is trying to reach the food and say no affirmatively.
Please do not spray the kitty on the face...
IMO, the best way to train him the right way is to feed him before you eat, at his own place, and completely ignore his pleas for food.
I do agree it is a good thing that he likes a lot of different foods though - I wish Lucky was more like that... She won't eat anything besides her dry food, and I know I will have problems when she becomes ill and need medicine...
Bugsy eats wet cat food, but not human food; actually, I Lie - he loves buffalo wings
Hope is my little beggar - it makes you wonder how come she is so tiny! The way I get around that is feeding her wet food before Bugsy and myself, otherwise she will not let us eat. I never give her anything from my plate - she only eats from her plate. Even if Bugsy is full, and I want to give her his left overs, I still transfer the food to her own plate.
If Hope was not a foster, I could care less, but.... I need to get her ready for her next family...