One of my cats has taken to biting people on the face for no apparent reason...
I DO feel his past may play a part in this... So, I'm going to explain it:
My husband and I used to live with a roommate, she was, to say the least, a very cruel person. She brought home a Turkish Shorthair kitten, and the way she treated him was horrible.
To teach him not to beg she would punch, yes that's right, PUNCH him in his poor little face.
She'd constantly be gone for DAYS leaving Sammy without food or water (I was in the hospital after my son was born and came home to discover she'd been gone for OVER A WEEK and this poor cat had no food or water!!
Needless to say I had formed a bond with him because I was the one looking after him since she was obviously too irresponsible to do so properly.
The last straw came when I came out of the bathroom, and saw the kitten hanging by his collar to one of those ceiling hooks you use to hang plants on.
I asked her why the &%$# she did that and got the respone "He's not really a small kitten anymore, and I only like kittens." She was going to do away with him and get a new kitten.
I flew into a rage, said screw the rent, and took Sammy and the rest of my family and MOVED. I also phoned the humane society on her.
ANYWAYS, I've had him for about a year now, which would make him about a year and a half old.
We'll be petting him, he's all snuggled and comfy, purring as loud as our vacuum (no joke!) and then, all of a sudden, the face bite happens, RIGHT ON THE NOSE!
I've heard of cats turning and biting people once they've had enough, but in my personal experience they always slink or run away after.. Sammy doesn't, he just continues to purr and snuggle... until about ten minutes later when he creeps back onto our chests and WHAM right in the nose..
I'm truly baffled and confused, I've tried putting him on the ground and ignoring him after the 'incident', but I've been doing that for months and there is no improvement...
Could his past be to blame, or is their another behavioral issue at hand?