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kitten bites son, how to stop this??

we have a kitten who is about one month old and is just starting to scratch and bite us when we play with him, i dont want him to start biting our one year old son. i've never had a cat before, but i've had many dogs. how do i get this kitten to play nice without making him meaner?

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skatermommy

Asked by skatermommy at 8:04 AM on May. 29, 2009 in Pets

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  • Either flick their nose, or use a spray bottle if its getting to rough. They hate water and when the see the bottle after a few times they stop. if the kitten is bitting then just gently flick it in the nose or mouth and say ouch. Animals will learn that means they are being to rough. Just like when they play with litter mates a yelp means it hurts so make a noise to let the kitten know its to rough and it will learn that sound means stop. as for the scratching you can have the claws removed or make the same noise to let the cat know it hurts.
    brailynsmama08

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 8:11 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • thanks i'll try that :)
    skatermommy

    Answer by skatermommy at 8:16 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • We used those cheap water guns just to keep our cats from scratching furniture. I think that as the kitten gets older it will grow out of it, like a dog. When they are young they want to play, bite, scratch, and do whatever else seems fun to them. I would agree with the post right before me. Use the word ouch and eventually the kitten will learn they are playing too hard.
    oOHayliesMomOo

    Answer by oOHayliesMomOo at 9:37 PM on May. 30, 2009

  • Get rid of the cat! lol I'm kiddin'.
    Some are just nicer right off the bat than others though. The spray bottle should work if you're having a problem though..
    RyleeMendez

    Answer by RyleeMendez at 4:43 PM on May. 31, 2009

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