How to keep my cat from biting me
When I cuddle with and pet my cat, he first purrs and seems to like it but quickly starts to bite me. He doesn't bite hard, but it's still annoying. From what I've read, it seems like he is stuck in some oral-fixated stage, and he never learned not to bite when he was a kitten. I sense he bites me out of "love" not hate.
I know many of the ways to try to train a cat (loud noises, squirt guy, ect.). But it's hard enough to train him not to jump on the kitchen counter. This is even more complicated because I don't want to think it's the cuddling that is the problem. THe problem is that his cuddling turns into biting. If I impose a punishment as soon as he bites, I'm afraid he'll misinterpret and will never want to cuddle at all.
Any advice on how to prevent the biting but encourage the cuddling?