How to Stop Your Cat from Biting Your Blankets
Has your beloved cat been getting a little too frisky with your blankets? It can be a very annoying and frustrating problem, but there are ways to help curb the biting. Here are a few tips to help you get your cat to stop biting your blankets:
Examine the Behavior
The first step to curbing your cat’s biting behavior is to determine what’s prompting them to do it. For some cats, it could be a sign of boredom, so it’s important to try to provide toys and engaging activities that your cat can enjoy.
When your cat starts to bite or chew on the blanket, try diverting their attention with an interactive toy. This will help to satisfy their urge to chew and give them something they’re allowed to chew on.
If the blanket is too tempting, try to place a distraction near it. This can be a toy that’s specifically meant to discourage your cat, or even just an interesting item that captures their attention.
Try Negative Reinforcement
Negative reinforcement is a good way to help discourage the behavior. Make a loud noise or clap your hands when your cat starts to chew on the blanket to startle them out of it.
Familiarize with New Textures
Sometimes cats bite because of texture. Make sure that your cat is familiar with different textures (such as wool and cotton) by providing them with new items to explore. This should help to weaken the urge to chew on your blankets.
Following these tips should help you get your cat to stop biting your blankets. However, if the problem persists, it’s best to consult your veterinarian to rule out any health issues that may be causing the behavior.