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Why Do Felines Bite Human Toes?

Last night, the human was lying in bed, getting ready to sleep. He was nice and comfortable, relaxing before he fell asleep. And then, Koji decided to pounce on his toes, which jolted the human out of his relaxed state.

Koji When He is Not Biting The Human's Toes
Koji When He Is Not Biting The Human’s Toes

Koji did not bite the human hard enough to do anything but startle him. The human told Koji he did not appreciate getting his toes bitten. Then, he relaxed again and fell asleep. He stayed asleep when we felines opened one of the kitchen drawers and turned some of the things in there into toys!

Now, you might be thinking, Bagheera, the feline I share my house with does this to me, too. Why do you felines do this?

A white coated human says we do this because of our prey instinct. We see your toes, and they are hidden. We pounce on them, because our prey instinct takes over. Then, we let go because the rest of our brain tells us you are not noms. But we enjoy it, and since we do not hurt you too badly, we will do it again.

Do not forget, furiends, that we felines also like getting you attention. We can do it with meows, with paw taps, or, if you are like Koji, by biting our human’s toes! We do not mean to hurt you, and we know that you are not noms.

So furiends, now you understand why we felines like to bite your toes. We are not doing it to be mean to you. We think it is a game. And it all goes back to our prey instinct. Without this prey instinct, we felines would not have survived in the wild. And you humans would not have brought us around to catch rodents. So enjoy the little nip that we give you when we pounce on your toes!

Why Do Felines Knock Things Down

I am sure you humans have experienced this. You are at home, and you look at a feline in your home. They look back at you, and tap something that is on a table. Then they do it again and again until it falls down. We end up with an annoyed human, and a feline who is laughing.

Humans Wonder Why We Felines Do This
Humans Wonder Why We Felines Do This

You may think that we felines knock things down just to annoy you. But some smart humans have other theories about this. And there are many reasons why we might be knocking things down.

Some humans say that this is related to our prey drive. We learn by batting something around whether it is alive or not. Plus, we use our paws to test whether something is safe or not, and what better way to learn that than by tapping something? Our paws are very sensitive, so we learn a lot by touching things and moving them around.

We may also be trying to get you to pay attention to us. When we see you jump up to move something you do not want us to knock down, we learn we can get your attention by doing this. Then when we want your attention, we use this technique.

And sometimes, we felines are just having fun. You see, knocking something down simulates the entire hunting process. Moving something with our paw is like hunting. We tap something to get information about it. It moves around. And then, when it falls, it is like prey trying to escape.

Smart humans need to do more research before they can say for sure why we felines do this. But if you see us doing this, you can take the item away and play with us. If you play with us and let us channel our prey instinct into other things, you will pick up less broken things.

And that will be more fun for both the humans and felines in the home.

Jacey Talks to You

Hello, furiends. It is Jacey. I have not talked to you in a while, and Bagheera wants me to tell you how things are going. I know you are all curious about how things are going with me. They are going just fine, furiends. When the human goes to work, I go in with him. And then when he returns for the night, he brings me back.

I do not fight the human when he puts me in the carrier, but when I am in the car, I complain to him about the ride. I do not like the ride. The human thought it might be because I am in the carrier, so he let me out one time. I still meowed very loudly and complained the whole time. So the human decided to keep me in the carrier. It is safer, and if I am going to complain anyway, it does not make sense to let me out.

Jacey Relaxing Under a Towel
Jacey Relaxing Under a Towel

Koji is getting better about not annoying me. He sometimes bothers me, but when I yell at him to go away, he usually walks away. Sometimes, the human has to tell him to leave me alone. And when Bagheera yells at Koji, too, it can get very loud in the home!

That is what happened early this morning. Koji came into the bathroom and started talking to me. That does not bother me, but then he jumped up onto the shelf that I like to sit on. I got very angry and screamed at Koji. I managed to get away from Koji, but I was still yelling.

The human came in to help, and so did Bagheera. My big brofur was very angry, and he even took a swat at the human! The human has wounds on his legs because of this. But he was able to get Koji off my shelf. Then he put Koji in the hallway, and Bagheera yelled at Koji.

The human treated his wounds and went back to sleep for a little while. And when he woke back up, both Bagheera and Koji had calmed down. Besides, they were hungry, and they wanted to eat their noms. No time to be angry at the human!

Furiends, do not worry about me. I am happy and as soon as the human came in to say hello to me after the talking box started talking, I gave him many head bonks and purred. I do not like the ride to and from work, but the human tells me this is normal.