(Closed) Need some cat advice

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Busy bee

So cute! 

My only suggestion would be to get up and walk away when he starts, so he will associate his behaviour with less affection from you.  I’m not a fan of the spray bottle to discourage affection.  And maybe place him on another blanket/tshirt/something fuzzy when you walk away.  

Post # 3
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Worker bee

Sometimes when I pet my cat he licks my fingers and sometimes when he lies on my belly, he licks my arm or t-shirt. Also, when I get out of the shower and he is in the bathroom, he wants to lick my feet (because my feet are wet and he needs to clean me up). When cats lick you it means they’re affectionate – cats groom their cat friends all the time. Maybe your fluffy garments make you more cat like? 

Another peculiar thing I’ve noticed is that cats like certain flavors and textures, f.e. my cat wants to lick organic soap, bin bags and some furniture that has been oiled years ago.

Maybe it’s just a quirk?  🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Aww. That’s about the cutest cat problem to have! I think the only thing that might get him to stop would be something like the spray bottle. But as PP said, that’s kind of heartbreaking to do something really unpleasant to him in response to his grooming you, which is a sign of affection and love. 

My friends’ cat is a crazy licker and all you can do is put his target (hand, arm, etc) out of reach or just accept that it’s kind of cute 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

That’s normal cat behavior.  I would just walk away if it driving you that crazy…but especially since they are still kittens, this is VERY normal…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

My cats do this, I think it’s cute; he thinks you’re his mummy. If you keep shoving him off he’ll stop eventually. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I’d probably just get a new robe that isn’t as appealing to him and then gradually replace other items with ones that are made of fabric he isn’t so keen on licking. Lots of cats find fleece really attractive — mine kneads and purrs like crazy but he’s not a licker so it isn’t a problem.

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