Why Does My Cat Bite My Feet?

7 Reasons for Attack

If you’ve ever owned a cat, chances are you’ve been a scratch or cat bite victim. It’s not always a violent affair.

Cats love to bite gently when playing or to warn you of something.

Sometimes, cats will focus on particular parts of your body to attack or bite, like your feet. Why do they do this? Why does my cat bite my feet?

Your cat may just be telling you it loves you. Biting is a part of a cat’s life, even from a young age.

It’s a Sign of Affection

For large parts of their youth, cats are very playful. As well as being a lot of fun, playing is a way of learning. Cats are natural hunters, so they learn to hunt through play.

Your Cat is Playing

Let’s talk more about the hunting instinct. Yes, it’s a part of play but also vital for natural cat behavior. Young cats will do this a lot more than older cats.

Your Cat is Practicing Hunting

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.

Your Cat Might be Bored

Take note of when your cat is attacking your feet. If it’s after you’ve not interacted for a while, it may be seeking your attention. “Play with me!” might be what it is trying to say.

Your Cat is Seeking Attention (Or Not)

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