|I have another cat question
||[Feb. 24th, 2015|03:31 pm]
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I adopted my first cat when she was a baby. I have not had any behavior problems with her. |
I adopted a 4 year old cat this weekend. I had done considerable internet research prior to doing this about how to transition her into the household. My cat is behaving fine, so she's making the process easier. New kitty is scared, understandably. I've been going in the room we have her in and talking to her. She loves to rub on me. She'll roll on her back, expose her tummy, and be very sweet. She does the same thing to my SO.
However, whenever I've been in there with her and try to leave she attacks me. Both of my feet have bite marks on them now and I've had to start wearing shoes into the room with her because when I try to leave she bites me. She'll bite my boyfriend for the same reason.
Is anyone up enough on kitty behaviors to tell me why she's doing this and how I can get her to stop? I've tried googling it and can't find anything like this - I see new cats will bite you because they're scared or territorial, but not when the human is trying to leave!
dk/dc: What have been the biggest behavioral issues you've had with your pet? What did you do to curb the behavior?