By scars - United States - Edwardsville
Today, my parents decided to "discipline" my kitten by spraying her with water. This somehow managed to completely un-train her, and now she's back to being the compulsive biter she was when I first brought her home. FML
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I don't know what cats you've been around, but my cats are pretty nice. They're independent, but do enjoy a nice cuddle here and there. One even sleeps right next to me almost every night.

  Vitotaylor36  |  13

My cats are the friendliest cats in the damn world, I swear (exaggerating). My 20 year old cat has slept in my bed almost every night for the last 15+ years. My 2 kittens (not actual, but we still call them kittens) are the most playful little turds ever.

  AnyaS  |  19

One of my cats (only 2 1/2 years old) physically can't bring himself to bite, even with a hand in his mouth. There are many sweet cats out there; They all just have different personalities.

  mcpoople  |  6

We found one of our cats outside after she was dumped because she wasn't wanted anymore. She was abused and is special needs and she is the sweetest thing ever. She's been through a lot in her life and she loves everybody. She's fearful of men at first but she's never mean. Our other two cats are her babies cause she also got pregnant when she was dumped. They are the sweetest cats ever. They love everyone they meet. So, I don't know what cats you're talking about.

By  sweetbliss3  |  37

that's weird. I spray my cats with water and they just move or stop what they're doing. but every animal trains differently so hopefully you find something that works.

By  Migole  |  36

On a completely different note: How old is your kitten and is it your only cat? Because biting you is not normal behaviour. Kittens should be with their mothers up to 12 weeks of age, otherwise they aren't fully sozialed = will not know how to properly play/interact. This often leads to cats who play or cuddle with their claws out because they never learned any better.
If your kitten is old enough but alone you should definitely get a second kitten (approx. the same age) for it to play with. Many humans seem to think they can replace another cat but they can't. Similar to how a child needs other children. A human child with only adults around him will never age into the functional adult he/she could've been. The kitten needs lots and lots of exercise, for hours at a time. It will learn that biting is not ok while playing with other "cats"


Your child logic isn't relevant because children attend school and get socialization like that. Parents bring them places like grocery stores. Cats don't exactly like to go out, and I bet they hate school, so you can't really compare the two.

  Migole  |  36

Honestly, are some of you just plain stupid? Yes of course I meant that every only child is dysfunctional. NOT! I meant the hypothetical situation of a child who's never met any other children as in grown up in a single room without seeing anyone besides their parents, EVER. Because that is how your kitten feels, except that you're not even a cat. Way to miss the point people. One could think that you would be capable of understanding a metaphor...

  ImmaBabyGoat  |  13

Can we appreciate the fact we just got extensive animal advice from Fluttershy? Because it is fantastic!
Also, she is correct about kittens and their need to be socialized. Their mothers and littermates teach them manners and proper behavior. I t's the same with puppies and their pack. If a puppy bites his mother too hard, she genscofftly places her jaws around his snout, discouraging the behavior. Cats do similar things, as do most animals in general.