Originally Posted by laureen227
while i certainly don't endorse declawing, i have not seen this - & i've known 5 declawed cats. one would bite, but the others - it had to be pretty bad before they would - & even then it would be a gentle, warning bite first. Pixel & Mouse didn't bite at all, but i never gave them real reason to. Pixel doesn't even bite when i'm medicating her & holding her mouth with my hand.
My niece's cat bit my mom while my mom was watching the house. She was sitting on the toilet at the time not even bothering the cat.
My DF tried to pet a friend's cat. She took a swipe at him and tried to bite his hand. Fortunately he pulled away quickly.
Another woman I know constantly jokes about how mean her cat is and how often she bites. When I met the cat, she walked right up to me and hissed. I didn't SEE her bite, but there is no doubt in my mind that she would have bit me if I didn't back off. I've been told she bites on a regular basis.
Just my personal experience. It is only 3 cats, but I do believe their behavior has a LOT to do with them being declawed. It could be a coincidence, but compared to the cats I know who don't bite, I have to believe declawing is at least part of the cause. (just my opinion) If someone declawed me, I bet I would bite too.