Why Do Kittens Bite so Much?


Quick Answer

Kittens use their mouths to explore their environments. It is not a show of aggression. Oftentimes, kittens are taught by their mothers or other kittens in their litters not to bite, but owners may need to take steps to stop biting.

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Pet experts recommend expressing displeasure when a kitten bites and then immediately walking away and ignoring the kitten. This teaches the kitten that biting causes him to lose attention from the owner. Giving the kitten a treat when it doesn't bite and praising the kitten is also important. This teaches the kitten that not biting leads to attention and treats.

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