I have a female kitten of 2 1/2 to 3 months. I found her on my 92 year old mother's terrace when she was a month old. My mother liked her so much and we thought the kitten was abandoned so that I told my mothers maid to keep the kitty at home and she would become a companion for my mother.
It was great for awhile but then she started to bite and scratch my mother. I am not sure exactly what the maid did (and will never get the complete story) but I know she was locked in the maids room a lot and probably punished.
I was away for a couple of weeks and when I returned I took the kitten to my apartment (I do not have a garden only a balcony which is not ideal for a cat especially one as adventurous as this one. And I am out a lot during the day so I wanted to sleep with her so she would be sure to have my company at night at least.
I play with her, love her, take her down to the apartment garden when I can am teaching her to fetch a ball....BUT she bites me A LOT.
At first when she came i let her gnaw on my arms because she had been refused so much at my mothers house I thought she needed full acceptance. But then she would attack me in bed - it began right away but has gotten a lot worse and there is seldom a night that she does not go for me before we sleep and when we wake!
She goes for my hands and arms and gives me hard vicious bites and even gets under the sheets and bites my body. When we first go to bed we have to have some kind of fight every time and I try to get her mind off it by playing with her with beads and a knitted ball on a sting and it goes well for awhile but then she starts focusing on my hands and going for them.
Last night when I was about to get into the bed she attacked and bite my thigh. This morning my wrist! I do not know what to do. When she is calm she lies in my lap and sleeps and loves being stroked but she moves to biting several times a day and I am becoming adept at focusing her interest onto something else but cannot actually stop her biting when she is in full attack mode.
I tried hitting her on the head with one finger but did not feel right about it for a lot of reasons and now I hiss at her which works but feels like we are fighting!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!