If you just raised a cat, do you often encounter such a situation: provide it with delicious food every day, but it will bite you inexplicably.
Gradually you will feel that the cat doesn’t like you, or why would it bite you?
In fact, if a cat bites you, it doesn’t necessarily mean to hurt you, it just wants to get your attention.
1. Cat’s hunting behavior
If you were walking normally in the house, the cat suddenly came out of the corner, and then took a bite on your back heel, then turned around and ran away again.
This situation mostly occurs in kittens under 1 year old.
Occasionally, some adult cats with a childlike heart will also exhibit this behavior.
This is the natural hunting behavior of cats.
Cats are inborn predators. Even if the kittens leave their mother cats at a very young age, these instincts written in their genes will gradually manifest as the kittens age.
This situation usually occurs in families with only one cat.
If there are siblings of kittens or other cats in the family, the behavior of treating people as prey will be much less, because most of them tend to find other cats to play.
2. The cat is showing good to the cat owner
Sometimes the cat will suddenly jump to your side while watching TV, rub your head first, and then gently bite you while licking your hand. In this case, the cat’s bite is very light.
This is actually a kind of friendly behavior of the cat to its owner. This behavior originates from the behavior of grooming each other’s hair between cats.
If there are more than two cats in the house, you’ll often see one cat licking another cat’s fur, and then nibbling it a few times as if it’s going to break the knot, and then licking it again.