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It’s great fun and good exercise for your cat to stalk, chase, pounce, scratch and bite her toys. But you’re not one of her toys! What should you do if your cat is a little bit too rough?
Make sure your cat has something interesting it can check out, like paper bags or cardboard boxes. Spend at least ten minutes fooling around with your cat. During playtime, don’t let him bat your hands. Instead, focus your play away from you by using a long dangly toy like a ribbon. Give your cat regular “time-outs” when he plays too aggressively. And when he starts to bite and scratch you, end the game by simply leaving the room. Don’t even think of picking him up. This will only increase the chances of being bitten – compared to being smitten. Have fun!