6 Simple Tips to Curb Kitten Biting
Most of the time, kittens want to play and cuddle. But every once in awhile, they sink their tiny teeth in for a taste. Don’t take it as a personal attack—kitten biting is a normal behavior that is part of a cat’s natural development, explains Dr. Tony Buffington, a professor of veterinary medicine at UC Davis.
“They’re trying to learn how and when to use their mouths and feet, both to hunt and to protect themselves,” he says. “We don’t want them to learn that we are either food or a threat that they need to use their weapons on!”
Whether you have an occasional nibbler or full-on chomper, follow these expert tips to stop kitten biting before it becomes a problem.