Why does my cat chew on my fingers?
We have an almost full grown kitten, indoor/outdoor, very friendly and snuggly but VERY "hunter", thinks she's a lion type of cat. She's the only reason we sleep safely at night, let me assure you:yes:
She stays inside at night, because DH is afraid she's still too small to fend off the owls. She wanders for a while after we go to bed, but always ends up in bed with us...usually snuggled up on my pillow.
Every single morning, without fail, she will wake me up by licking and biting my fingertips. She does it the exact same way, every day. She starts on finger number one, licks it two or three times, then chomps down. Then moves to finger number two. Lick, lick, chomp. Down the line, every finger in order.
Doesn't matter how I react. I've tried to pretend to sleep through it, I've tried smacking her, I've tried hissing at her. She just stares at me till I stop, then picks up right where she left off.
Could it have something to do with the fact that she was weaned way too early (she was the only survivor of her litter and her mama, neighbor found the rest of them dead in the woods:( )? Is it just the fact that she wants me to wake up and feed her? Is she just weird? lol She does it occasionally just laying on the couch watching tv, but 9 times out of 10 its in the very early morning in bed.