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Q: My cat lays on my hand while I'm using my mouse. Then he will lick my hand then bite me?

March 10, 2009 | By Lori Y. | 13 answers | Expired: 1946 days ago

My cat lays on my hand while I'm using my mouse. Then he will lick my hand then bite me?

Is he just playing? He doesn't bite hard just enough to annoy you and let you know he is there.

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kaye m.
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Mar 12, 2009

yep, we do that. if you aren't scratching the right place, you get the teeth on the hand

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Helena P.
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Mar 12, 2009

It sounds like your kitty wants you to play with her or maybe just some one-on-one attention. My cats do this when I try to read. They will lay right on the book or newspaper. It's their way of saying, "Notice ME!"

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Allison M.
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Mar 11, 2009

My cat does the same thing. In his case I think it's just that he wants to be near me and then when I start moving my hand on the mouse he thinks it is a fun game :)

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Kelly B.
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Mar 10, 2009

haha, I know a few cats that do this.
Estimated cat thought process:
She is giving that thing (mouse) right there attention.
I want attention...
If I lay right there...
*lick/ bite* ATTENTION PLEASE!!!!!!!

~Its pretty endearing if ya ask me ;P

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nan m.
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Mar 10, 2009

My cat does the same thing and I think she is just trying to get me to quit and pay attention to her.

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Linda
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Mar 10, 2009

I agree, he is telling you he needs your attention.

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Barbara H.
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Mar 10, 2009

He is telling you he needs your full undivided attention. Get a string and play for a few minutes and go back.

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Clarsax
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Mar 10, 2009

It sounds like he's probably lonely and wants some attention. My cats will get between me and my monitor, or else walk on the keyboard when they want my attention.

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Jean D.
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Mar 10, 2009

Sounds to me that he wants your undivided attention.

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Pinkswirl6186
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Mar 10, 2009

I think he is just playing with you, my cat plays with the curser.

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