It’s very common for kittens and young cats to engage in rough, active play because all feline play consists of mock aggression. Cats stalk, chase, pounce, swat, kick, scratch and bite each other all in good fun. However, people often misinterpret this kind of behavior as aggression when it's directed toward them. Social play is directed toward cats, people or other animals. Some cats are sensitive to petting so if they bite stop petting. A cat on edge will wag its tail back and forth. You may feel their skin start to twitch quickly or they may begin to squirm and become tense. If they starts moving their eyes and head towards you, then away, and back towards you, this is their way of saying I am warning you so stop.
A love bite is when a cat gently bites your hand or part of your body while they are playing or while you are petting them.
To correct play aggression, instead of playing with your hand use a wand toy and not your hands to play with your cats.
To discourage your cat from biting, tell it “No!” then, walk away and do not give it any attention.
Make sure to do this every time it bites. It shows the cat that when it bites, the play stops.
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