One of my cat’s favorite nighttime activities is to come up to me at about 3 am and bite my toes! This almost always ends up waking me up. 

I really didn’t know why my cat was doing that! And, it was a bit annoying at first but then, it started happening every night! So, my cat couldn’t let me sleep at all! 

In this blog post, I will go through why cats bite.

Let’s begin. 

Your Cat is Probably Overstimulated

While actual cat bites are painful and require immediate treatment, others don’t necessarily mean that your cat is angry with you. However, if your cat has been biting your as you pet her, it is probably because of over-stimulation. 

The hair follicles of a cat’s can only take so much petting before it starts to actually hurt. 

A Behavioral Holdover

Your cat may have a behaviour holdover from her kittenhood days. Kittens play with each other using their mouths and they extend this behaviour to their humans when they want some attention.

That’s probably why my cat, who sleeps all day, wakes me up at night to play.

Cat love bites aren’t really something you should worry about. Instead, it is one of the annoying quirks you’ll have to live with! 

Does your cat bite you? Let me know why you think that is in the comments section!

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  1. My cat Nala bites me when I’m on the phone talking with anyone. But she don’t do it all the time and she’s 5 years old I just gotten use to it. I was making deviled eggs for thanksgiving dinner when my friend from work called me and as I was talking to him my cat was nipping at me and she didn’t stop until I was done talking to him. I love her and she’s also so spoiled.

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