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Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by dogsdinner, Feb 8, 2008.


  1. dogsdinner

    dogsdinner PetForums Junior

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    I got a rescue NFC he's now about 6 months, came very thin and pathetic hardly any coat and hard to handle almost like a feral. He's now looking good and grown a lot. He's out in the daytime in acres of wild countryside and no traffic and in at night. He's much better to handle and purrs a lot when I pick him up and fuss him but still nips any bit of me within reach especially when being groomed. Not nasty but I want him to stop it in case he does it visitors. He's got loads of toys and a tree branch indoors to play on so he's not bored and seems well settled in other ways. Any idea's on the biting?
     
  2. Play with him a lot but as soon as he starts it - take your hands away; and again...and agin.....Normally it does the trick.
     
  3. Siamese Kelly

    Siamese Kelly PetForums VIP

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    Is it when you touch a particular area or just touch him in general? Sounds like he's just not used to good touch yet-so maybe just touch his head every now and then and take it from their, time will bring trust for this lucky lad i'm sure:) Let him take the lead for touch, as usually the best way to befriend a cat is to "ignore" them-and he will want to come and befriend you,this way it's all on his terms at his leisure and you will soon build up trust and understanding:)Do let us know how you both get on and of course when he's ready-pics would be great:)
     
  4. dogsdinner

    dogsdinner PetForums Junior

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    Thankx for the replys we had a breakthrogh the other day when I picked him up he gave me a big butt on the face with his nose then put his front paws round my neck and did it again he was purring away. I did a bit of grooming and he was a bad boy over doing around his back legs underneath and nipped again but i will do a bit at a time his coat isnt matted just gets bits of twigs and stuff in it esp his tail after hes been out.
    i suppose I need to be patient he's still a kitten.
     
  5. Iceking

    Iceking PetForums Newbie

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    This is true, with older dogs you will have to go over this a lot as it will not learn as quick, and it may have been not taught properly not to bite when in rescue care.
     
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