- Check the cat's health
- When it's time to stop, stop in time
Try to stop when the cat's impatience is halfway through and before the "bite" ultimate is cast.
So don't ignore these "forward rocking" movements of cats:
- Unilateral ear parallel → airplane ear
- The frequency of the tail tip swinging from side to side increases → the more the entire tail swings, the greater the amplitude
- The claws are naturally relaxed → the rear soles are forced, and there is a tendency to kick the legs
- The body (especially the back and hips) is relaxed and paralyzed → tension/strength/stiffness
- Gurgling → Gurgling stops/uncomfortable grunting, hissing
Summarize the amount of time your cat would like to be petted. If the warning begins to appear after 2 minutes of petting the cat, do not pet for more than a minute and a half.
- Strictly control the time of petting the cat, but you can increase the number of petting in the day.
When the cat shows signs of impatience, it is best not to hold him off his lap, but to lure him with toys and food, and let him jump off your legs.
Because in the cat's understanding, "being held" is a kind of restraint, a deduction item, and the cat is not sure whether you want to hold it under the leg or fix it.
So guiding the cat to leave on its own is the most appropriate method.
- Give a little something
Adhere to the above steps, and in the case of avoiding the cat biting, you can reward the cat with a small amount of snacks after each stroke.
Repeated several times a day, over time, cats will associate "stroking" with "very pleasant things (food)."
- Change the way of touching
Observe the way cats like to touch. For example, some cats like to be scratched on their chins, but some cats prefer to stroke their foreheads, and some cats prefer to rub people's fingers on their cheeks...
You can try different petting methods within the range acceptable to your cat.
- Add other forms of playtime
Overly sensitive petting aggression may also stem from a cat's depressed, anxious mood.
Sometimes the factors that cause chronic stress (anxiety) in cats are multi-faceted, difficult to detect and correct. By increasing the form of daily play, the cat's frustration can be relieved, and the cat's sensitivity threshold can be raised.
Of course, some cats don't like being held and touched by nature, that is, the kind of situation that they don't want to be for a second...
When you meet a kitten like this, don't force it.
There are many ways to interact, just accept the cat as it is~