If you’ve ever owned a cat, chances are you’ve been a victim of a scratch or cat bite. It’s not always a violent affair. Cats love to bite gently when playing or to warn you of something.
Cats bite for lots of different reasons. They also have different kinds of bites. A gentle nibble is a non-aggressive interaction, while a real bite will be born of aggression or fear.
There are plenty of reasons why your cat may decide to bite your feet.
Well, it is, and it isn’t. On the one hand, your cat (probably) loves you and needs mental and physical stimulation to stay well-balanced and healthy. Regularly stalking your feet could help contribute to that.
Your cat may just be telling you it loves you. Biting is a part of a cat’s life, even from a young age. When mothers groom their kittens, it often involves light nibbling.
For large parts of their youth, cats are very playful. As well as being a whole lot of fun, playing is a way of learning.
If your cats are older and still attacking your feet, there may be another factor involved. If your cat is primarily indoors, it may not be getting enough opportunities to stalk and hunt in its daily routine.
Believe it or not, cats can get bored. And boredom is not great for anyone. This may occur if your cat doesn’t have enough activity to occupy its day.
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