My Cat Bites My Head

by Jessi Tremaine

This is my nappy time...and my bed.

This is my nappy time...and my bed.

Matteus is our recently adopted 5 year-old male neutered cat. We have 1 and a half other cats (our female recently gave birth) and the three seem to be getting along great! I work nights and my partner works days so someone's always home.

However, when I go to bed he climbs onto my pillow and licks then bites my head to the point where I can feel his teeth. He never breaks the skin, but I would LOVE to know why he's doing this. After he's done (aka, I stop him) he lays down by my feet with his back to me and stays there until I wake.

Comments for My Cat Bites My Head

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

The cat loves you
by: Bob from Cat Illnesses

Our cat is actually doing the same, but it's never aggressive. It often happens, when I caress the cat and I think, the gentle biting is a cat's way to show her affection and to tell you: I love you. Bob from Cat Illnesses

I vote for grooming too
by: Kurt (Admin)

I agree with the grooming suggestion. Priscilla used to greet me after just about every shower. She'd show up just before I was finished (she knew the timing), meowing at me as loudly as she could. "Get out here this instant!" When I got out of the shower, she'd lick my legs as if to say "you're not a very good cleaner, let me help you." She was quite enthusiastic about it and if I let it go on, it would turn into a full-on double-pawed grapple hold with alternating biting and licking.

Nippy cat
by: Anonymous

Is it possible that he is grooming you? I watch my cats groom each other and they'll lick the fur, then dig down with their teeth as if trying to get a tangle out of the fur, then lick the fur some more. I think it's their way of bonding with each other and us. It's very sweet!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Cat Behavior Stories.

Want More Kitties in Your Inbox?

I guarantee 100% privacy.

Like us on Facebook

Get the book on Amazon...

Meet Our Featured Kitties

Featured kitties September, 2015

10 Cutest Kitten Moments with Marmalade and Cole

10 cutest kitten moments with Marmalade and Cole

23 Cats Who Love Boxes. "Bonus Belle" is my favorite. What's Yours? 

The Rescue of Orange and Gary

The rescue of Orange and Gary

Latest Meows

  1. My cat poops everywhere but the litter box

    I adopted my cat when she was 3 months old. I actually rescued her. At the beginning she did not pee or poop in her box and did not poop for a very long

    Read More

  2. New female cat pooping in my bathroom sink

    I got my cat one week ago. She's three years old. She has been hiding under my couch ever since. I put the litter box in my bathroom. She gets up on my

    Read More

  3. Nine Lives Rescue Mission

    We are a no-kill cat rescue organization based in Pickens, South Carolina. We work with caring people and other agencies to achieve the reduction of the

    Read More

How to Give 7 Maine Coon Kittens an Eye Test

7 Maine Coon kittens

Mama cat adopts orphaned baby bunny

Mama cat adopts baby bunny Bubbles

Which Low Cost Cat Food is the Best?

Which is the best low cost cat food

TJ the Tiger Goes on Vacation

TJ the Tiger at Big Cat Rescue

Morris the Horse Riding cat

Morris the horse riding cat

Cat Welcomes Home Soldier with a Meow and a Hug!

Adorable Orange Kitten Stalks Himself on Video

Orange kitten stalks himself on video

Weatherman Rescues Kitten from Tornado Rubble

Weatherman rescues kitten from tornado rubble

Kevin Richardson Snuggles with Lions

Kevin Richardson snuggles with cubs

Abandoned Puppy + Starving Kitten = ??

Travis puppy and Yoda kitten

Dogs Annoying Cats with Friendship

Dogs annoying cats with friendship

Shhhhh... Do Not Disturb. Adorable Kitten is So Tired!

These Two Flea Infested Kittens Had No Future, Until This Happened

You've Never Seen a Dog Show This Much Love for Foster Kittens. Until Now.

This Great Dane and Kitten Have a Love Story for the Ages. Tissue Alert.