Love bites?


New member
Nov 20, 2020
Hi all. My cat is 3 years old and her name is Luna. I have had her for her whole life and this is something that started when she was younger. When I am petting her and she is purring and enjoying it, sometimes she will bite me and she bites hard. She has never broken skin and when I say "ow" or "no" she stops. Similarly, when she is on my lap and I pet her, she will extend her claws into my leg. Sometimes when I pet her and stop, she'll reach out a paw, with her claws extended, and gently touch my arm. I think this is all affection but I was wondering if there were others who experienced this? Thank you!


Active member
Mar 13, 2014
New Hampshire
petting over stimulates them and they will bite or scratch, their way of saying I've had enough. when they start flicking their tail or kind of roll over and grab you its time to leave them alone


Jul 23, 2017
My first cat, Emily, nipped at my hand to say, "Stop it!" when she did not want to be petted anymore. She never broke skin either.

My last cat, Daisy, had another idea when I overstimulated her: kick me with her claws out. That did draw blood.