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Old 06-12-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Griffin, Georgia
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I am talking about already neutered cats. Do females bite (you know, in that playful way) like the males tend to?
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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Going by the thread title, I was about to say that I haven't ever bitten cats to make a valid comparison. But to answer your question, I don't think there is much difference. It depends entirely upon the cat in question. I've never had much trouble with cats biting me. A love nip here and there is nothing to be afraid of.
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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I am talking about already neutered cats. Do females bite (you know, in that playful way) like the males tend to?
Our male cat can get a little rough with biting, but rarely uses claws. Our female cat on the other hand, rarely bites, but will leave scratch marks up and down your arms. About equal if you ask me.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:48 AM
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I've had two female cats that would bite, but not sink their teeth in, just to let me know that they've had enough of what's going on (petting, brushing, playing) and would like it to stop. Some of them have limits to how long they can stand being petted and will warn you this way, not to hurt you but to get the message across. I don't think it matters whether or not the cat is a male or female because the reasons why they could bite could happen to either.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Norway
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I've had two female cats that would bite, but not sink their teeth in, just to let me know that they've had enough of what's going on (petting, brushing, playing) and would like it to stop. Some of them have limits to how long they can stand being petted and will warn you this way, not to hurt you but to get the message across. I don't think it matters whether or not the cat is a male or female because the reasons why they could bite could happen to either.
That's exactly what my female cat does too! Not during petting sessions though, but if I try to stroke her when she doesn't want to be petted.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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My two girls are a little wild and because of where they came from are more likely to bite and hurt. My boys are just sweet and playful, they adore us and while they will love bite thats it.

I have on occasion bitten one of my cats, Salem had a thing where he would get too rough, I would bite him on his tale, he was shocked to say the least. It slowed him down a bit. Now he wouldn't bite anyone for any reason other then maybe the kitten.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Norway
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Speaking of biting cats. I once pretended to attempt biting my cat, after she had bitten me. I grabbed her paw and was about to "bite". You should have seen the shock on her face! Hehe. I didn't bite her though
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: California
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It all depends on the individual cats personality. Gender has nothing to do with it!
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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I have raised 8 cats, half male and half female. I always found my female cats to be a little more independent and not lap cats while the males are what I would call "mommas's boys"

I have also found that when you pet a male cat they sometimes get excited and give you love bites. I also noticed that only my male cats lay down and do mutual grooming, but as they get more and more excited ears suddenly go back and they are biting each other. What's that about?
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Norway
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It all depends on the individual cats personality. Gender has nothing to do with it!
Sounds like the right answer!
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