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Discussion in 'Cat Behavior' started by Gian94, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Gian94

    Gian94 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    My cat has been biting for years as kitten

    I even make him bite arm so he can stop and walk away

    I give hi toys but he gets bored because he loves the real mice hunt

    we do live in the forest im sure its the reason but we moved here few years later at the age of 3-4 he was

    is their anything I been doing alot of reading but nothing helps

    I bought the flieway the calmer thing didnt work

    anything can help guys

    please I been doing youtube videos and a lot of reading

    I even try to calm him down by getting his energy out by running on the stair case

    he declaw as well

    he good cat he was born in restaurant the reason of his hunting of mice
    he nutred

    he loves to explore and hunt animals though he never catches squirrels on his territory though I try my best to make sure he doesnt go out but its tough he likes it and he smart by tricking my grandma or running out the nip of time from my mom :(

    gets me scared he will get hurt :(
     

  2. kirathecat

    kirathecat TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Sorry, you are having troubles. He is biting because he is declawed. His first line of defence - his claws - has been taken away so the only thing he can do is bite. It’s a very common consequence of declawing. Please, keep him indoors since he can’t defend himself if he ever runs into trouble while outside.

    I hope someone with experience with declawed cats biting will come along and offer advice.
     
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  3. Gian94

    Gian94 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    thanks
     

  4. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Hi my Big Guy was front declawed by previous owners and doesn't bite. I think every cat is different. Do you have a way to give something soft, a toy, a rag, something other than your arm for him to bite. A sharply spoken no, even a hiss like his mama cat would have done?
     

  5. Gian94

    Gian94 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    I tried those he likes more real hunt then fake toys as he does have forest life in him :( sad
     

  6. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I understand. Does he like catnip? Does he bite only during play time? Has he been to a vet lately?
     

  7. Gian94

    Gian94 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    he went to the vet he was very good and healthy

    cat nip little

    he gets play sometimes but he doesnt really play but if real hunt yes
     

  8. Gian94

    Gian94 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    please reread what I said please I wrote out everything
     

  9. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Ok hang on
     

  10. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    The only other things I can think of is to yell ouch, and then walk away/ignore him when he bites, but you've probably tried that as well. That approach will work but it takes time. Perfectpaws website has a few things as does petmd but maybe you've looked there also. It's possible your vet might have something similar to Prozac that might calm him a little bit, including slowing down the door darting. Keep an eye on this thread as the days go, hopefully someone else here will have experience stopping a biter. Best of luck to you!
     
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  11. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Hi - here is a quote from another thread where the biting cat is named Polly, and the poster I'm quoting below has a cat named Jamie that was a biter as well. These cats were biting everybody including the mailman, family members, anybody who was talking on the phone, all sorts of things. I'm so hoping this helps you!

     
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  12. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    And one other thing you probably thought of, there is a way to search this site by keyword, in your case of course the word being bite or biting or biter. There are a lot of people who have posted previously about multitudinous issues and I'm thinking biting has likely been discussed here frequently.
     

  13. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Hi - any news or changes? We're keeping our fingers crossed for you!
     

  14. Gian94

    Gian94 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    I dont understand what should I do??
    what u think I should I dont understand it at all
     

  15. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Hi, have your vet check for hyperesthesia syndrome in your cat.
     

  16. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Also, in the meantime yell ouch when the cat bites and then walk away from it, ignoring it. Every time. It should catch on.
     

  17. Furballsmom

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    Hi again. If you hadn't already, did you try valerian in one form or another which is found in many specially prepared 'cat-calming' products that you could buy, or you can buy the dried root (it's a herb).
    And, L-Tryptophan, which is also found as an ingredient in many cat-calming capsules that can be sprinkled onto food.
    Are you having any luck getting your cat to stop biting?
    Did you have a chance to ask your vet about getting a kitty Prozac?
     


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