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Old 05-15-2006, 02:54 PM   #151
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if you guys don't mind I've got a question

how often do your cats bit/nip at you

no matter how affectionate my cat is being, she still bites me (today she started gnawing on my arm for no apparent reason)
I think it depends on the cat. Posh never bites, except for little "love nibbles". It's not a bite, she just puts her mouth over my hand for a few seconds. Maximus has never ever bit anyone for any reason. Beckham bit me HARD once on the wrist during bathtime. I still have a scar. It's a perfect pattern of his top teeth! When he was a kitten, he would get nippy if we held him too long, but he hasn't bitten anyone in over a year. Eden use to nip, but that was before we knew what was wrong with her. She was probably moody from being sick.

I've heard that declawed cats are bitier, but in my experience I haven't noticed this. My friend's two cats bite more than any other cats I know and they have their claws. You can't even play with them or hold them ever b/c they will take chunks out of your hands. Eden and Beckham were front declawed before I got them, but neither really bit/bite.

I think it depends more on how the cat has been handled. Max is handled a LOT and since he never bites, we let kids play with him. He was passed around from place to place before us, so he's used to new people and strange people dragging him around. Beckham, on the other hand, only interacted with me and a few friends as a kitten, so he was more upset by change and a nippier kitten.
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this cat kept visiting us while we was on vacation.
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Zoey bites/nips even when she's being affectionate. Sometimes if they are 'overstimulated' with affection they will nip to tell you they've had enough, or they will nip if they are playing with you.
Yea, I've got the proof on my hands and arms
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:16 PM   #154
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What's your favourite cat breed?

I love tortoishell's and Tabbys but I also love Chinchilla's and Abyssians
My favorites are Abyssinians as well. I also like California Spangled, Ocicats, or any spotted cat. That's why I like Luna so much, because she's got the color of an aby but the wild spots.







I also like Egyptian Maus and applehead Siamese


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Looks just like Luna the crazy wall licker!
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I think it depends on the cat. Posh never bites, except for little "love nibbles". It's not a bite, she just puts her mouth over my hand for a few seconds. Maximus has never ever bit anyone for any reason. Beckham bit me HARD once on the wrist during bathtime. I still have a scar. It's a perfect pattern of his top teeth! When he was a kitten, he would get nippy if we held him too long, but he hasn't bitten anyone in over a year. Eden use to nip, but that was before we knew what was wrong with her. She was probably moody from being sick.

I've heard that declawed cats are bitier, but in my experience I haven't noticed this. My friend's two cats bite more than any other cats I know and they have their claws. You can't even play with them or hold them ever b/c they will take chunks out of your hands. Eden and Beckham were front declawed before I got them, but neither really bit/bite.

I think it depends more on how the cat has been handled. Max is handled a LOT and since he never bites, we let kids play with him. He was passed around from place to place before us, so he's used to new people and strange people dragging him around. Beckham, on the other hand, only interacted with me and a few friends as a kitten, so he was more upset by change and a nippier kitten.
to try and respond to this

1. my cat was declawed (before I got her)
2. its my only cat, so we do pet/play with her a lot
3. she only seems to bite in phases, like she'll go a couple months where she's really good, then she'll nip at me a couple times in a week
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:27 PM   #157
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Applehead Siamese- aren't they meant to be less extreme looking than the "pure" pedigree siamese with the trianglar head? Many people tend to go for siamese with the rounder face but cat shows in some countries only recognise a siamese with trianglar head as being of prefered type.

Somali's are nice, they're semi longhaired version of aby's.
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Declawing is illegal in the UK. This is because many people consider the practice cruel. It is a painfull operation and can leave some cats unable to grip, climb or walk properly, as cats tend to walk on the tips of thier claws.
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I wish it was illegal in the U.S. too.
I hate talking about it because it just makes me sick/angry/upset.
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this cat kept visiting us while we was on vacation.
That's sweet... did you end up adopting him?
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:33 PM   #161
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My parents declawed their cats but after seeing how their feet were butchered I didn't declaw mine. I trim their claws once a week. I'm shocked at how good they are when i do it.

My cat Will nips me when he wants something. ie. food, attention, treats. He can even get my legs when i'm walking around. I don't know how he does it. When I sleep in on weekends he likes to wake me up.

He doesn't really bite, I think he just uses his front teeth.
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:40 PM   #162
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I had my cat declawed using this laser thing.
It causes little to no pain, she was running all over the place in less than 2 days, and you can't tell that she's even declawed.

I'm not sure if it's available everywhere, but in Las Vegas there's a few vets who do it. Most of my friends have had their cats declawed with the laser tecnique and all their cats have been bounding around like crazy people after a couple days with no pain.
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I always thought de-clawing was utter cruelty to cats
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I decided not to have Jack Flash declawed when I got him. He's very good about using his scratching post, and I take him to the vet to get his nails trimmed usually every 4 to 6 weeks. He wiggles and howls when I try to do it, but he's naturally an angel for the nurses at the vet's office and gets all four paws done in two minutes.

One of his biggest ways of showing affection is to knead on me with his front paws, so I always know when his claws need to be trimmed!
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