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How do I stop my kitten gnawing?

MeredithJay
December 10th, 2010, 11:53 AM
The biting isn't violent, it isn't even playing. He has his litter mate to do all his violent play with, but when I'm sleeping, and my foot is sticking out from under the covers, he'll just bite it. Never hard enough to draw blood, and not with much force, he just has razor sharp teeth, so it hurts. Also, when I'm sitting in a chair reading, he'll come sit in my lap and purr purr purr, and then bite my arm. I think it's affectionate, but it's really quite painful. Is there anyway I can get him to stop?
I've tried just ignoring it, or moving so his mouth can't get to me, but that's inconvenient, especially if it's too warm under my covers.
I'm hoping he'll grow out of it, he's about 4 and a half months old right now.

14+kitties
December 10th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Awww love bites. :cloud9: If you don't like them try yelping or saying a sharp NO and moving your foot/arm out of the way. He will probably grow out of them. But then again....... maybe not. :D

catlover2
December 10th, 2010, 05:31 PM
He's teething and getting into the bratty stage. Distract him with a toy or something he can chew on. Lots of kittens like a cardboard box to bite on. Some of my kitties also liked chewing on something plastic like a laundry basket. Yes he will likely grow out of it, but maybe not for a couple of months or so.