Worshipping the bangs
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Larsson's Player Forum
Re: Experienced Cat raisers, help!!
The nose flick (or nose bop as we call it around my house) is pretty effective. I had a cat who used to knead like crazy on me and that got him to stop after awhile.
From what I understand, it's based on the fact that the cat thinks your his mother (which you are, in many ways). Sucking shirts, kneading, drooling, etc. are all behaviors kittens do when looking for a meal from mom. I don't think it's a sign the cat's been hopelessly traumatized, and these behaviors can be annoying.
The tap on the nose can be very light (probably lighter than the swats you're administering) and more annoying than painful.
It sounds like you're doing great. BTW, I'd keep the cat indoors even after he's been fixed. It can be a big, bad world out there, especially if your kitten didn't have the chance to learn basic survival skills from its mother.
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