All of us who have adopted or acquired a cat as a puppy have received the odd bite. This is completely normal, since in the end, kittens also use their teeth to explore everything around them. But this does not mean that we have to let him bite us; in fact, It is very important to teach him that he cannot do that to us to avoid problems in the future.
How to get it? With a lot of patience, and with the advice that I am going to give you below. Discover how to teach my cat not to bite.
From the first day the cat comes home, you have to play with it always using a toy: a feather duster, a rope, a stuffed animal ..., or whatever we prefer (except cords, because later it will play with the shoes, and see who tells him he can't do it 🙂). It is very, very important that we keep this in mind: the toy has to be between the cat and our hand; In other words, it must serve as a "shield" of protection.
In no case should you put a stuffed animal between its legs and move it abruptly from one side to the other, since otherwise what we would do would be to encourage him to attack, not only the stuffed animal, but also the hand, so once he was an adult he would do this to us:
Something that hurts a lot. So, under no circumstances do we have to make you nervous if we do not want you to remove your nails and leave your hand with the occasional scratch and / or bite.
What to do if it bites me?
The first thing you have to do is be patient. If for whatever reason it has caught your hand and has it, as seen in the image above, between its legs, close it and do not make any movement. Little by little it will calm down, and you will be able to recover it. Once you have it, do not yell at him or hit him, it would be useless, just to make him afraid of you. Just ignore it, and after five or ten minutes start playing with it using a toy.
If you want to avoid being bitten, I recommend treating him with respect, being calm. Cats, in general, are calm animals, who do not like sudden movements, so if we do not want to be bitten, it is convenient to remain calm.