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Hi Kate,
I have a 12 week old kitten called Mikey. Just recently he has become quite aggressive-even though he's just playing, he seems to be biting and scratching myself and my boyfriend alot,is there anyway I can stop this so he will be more placid towards us?x

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Hi
this is a common problem with some kittens who may have not been taught by their mothers not to be aggressive when playing. You will have to teach your kitten that when he bites the game stops. So never play with him with your hands only with toys and string etc. If he does bit your cat then you should stop the game immediately and walk away from the cat without looking at them or saying anything to them. they will soon learn that when they bite they lose all attention. See my webpage below about aggressive behavior in cats.

Kate
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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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