Each time it’s the same thing: your cat settles purring near you to be cuddled, but, suddenly, he begins to bite you violently hand, as if you had made him the worst dirt that is. Why such a reaction?
Too many caresses kill the caresses
If the same scenario is repeated each time, it is for the simple reason that you can not identify the signals that your cat sends you. Indeed, when he snuggles against you to be caressed, it does not mean he wants to be cuddled for hours!
So once he’s got his quota of hugs, your cat tries, in his own way, to make you understand that you can stop touching him. He gently shakes his tail, leans back his ears, licks his fingers, dilates his pupils … All these signs are actually warnings. If you continue to manipulate it, it will not hesitate to go on the attack.
No longer wanting to be petted is not a reason to become violent, you say. Certainly, except that the surplus of caresses tends to so much excite our feline friends that the effect felt has nothing to do with pleasure. Indeed, the sensation of your touch turns into something really unpleasant …
How to react ?
If, despite all this advice, you are not always able to observe the signs of annoyance of your cat and he begins to bite you in full hugs, react calmly. Put it on the floor and say “no” firmly and ignore it.
In any case, do not scold him or be aggressive with him. It is indeed your fault if you got there because it was you who did not know how to interpret the attitudes of your hairball!
On the other hand, be careful, if you notice that your cat bites you every time you caress him at a specific place in his body, it may mean that he is in pain. In this case, a visit to the veterinarian is required.