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Difficulty Level: Easy
Ahh, the chin bite… a priceless lovey move. Don’t be fooled by the difficulty level. Though it may be easy, it is still extremely effective. As the name suggests, all you have to do is bite the chin of your target. Let me demonstrate…
This lovey move is satisfying for both kitty and human. Look at the expression on my dad’s face! He is obviously very pleased to be the recipient of such a lovey move. And let me tell you, I was happy to give it! I could bite Daddy’s chin over and over if he would let me!
I know, I don’t understand why he would ever stop me from biting his chin, but he says it has something to do with the red juice that sometimes comes out when I give him a really good chin bite. He says it’s just too much for him to handle. Allow me to share a few pointers…
You can start by practicing on a toy. This spring toy is great for chomping practice.
Once you have your technique down, it is time to move onto the real thing. But before you let the chin bite loose, you have to prep your target with some kisses…
Once the target is prepped and ready, it is time. You’ll know because the target will be laughing and smiling. Then when he least expects it…
Some of you may be wondering, “Why the chin?!” Because, this:
Good luck, furiends!
Why does my cat bite my chin?
You may be wondering why Sophie bite’s my husband’s chin, or maybe you have a chin-biter too and are wondering why your cat does it? I’m fairly certain that Sophie does it to show affection for Bobby, but there can be other reasons for the chin bite as well.
- Showing Affection – This is why Sophie bites Bobby’s chin. You can tell that the chin bite is a sign of affection if your cat is purring when she does it, or if she’s being snuggly and lovey. Cats sometimes give nibbles and licks to show affection, but sometimes those nibbles can get out of hand 😉
- Grooming – Cats tend to use their canine teeth to comb through under layer of their fur when they groom. When your cat bites your chin, she may be trying to help clean you. You just don’t happen to have an under-layer of fur, so the grooming activity turns into a painful one!
- Marking Territory – Your cat could be biting your chin to mark you with her scent. She wants you to smell like her. She’s marking her territory so any other kitties know you are hers.
- It Feels Good – I’m pretty sure this is another reason why Sophie bites Bobby’s chin. She loves to bite and chew on squishy or rubbery things, like flip flops for example. She enjoys the feeling of biting on his chin, especially with the addition of stubble.
This makes sense – you’ve probably noticed how your cat rubs her face on wall corners or any other hard, corner-like object. It feels good to have her cheeks and whisker area rubbed. Perhaps your cat is bitting on your chin because the action rubs that sensitive area at the corners of her mouth.
- Over-stimulation – According to Jackson Galaxy, cats sometimes give love bites when they are over-stimulated. The hair follicle receptors in cats can only take so much petting before it hurts. The chin bite can be a sign that the attention you’re giving your cat is just too much and she needs a break.
- Displaying Anger – If your cat is biting your chin out of anger, you probably already know that. If she’s growling and hissing and has her ears back when she bites, it is fairly obvious that she is unhappy about something. If that’s the case, I wouldn’t let her near your face when she’s in those kind of moods. She might bite too hard…