So, you’re happily petting the cat who seems to be enjoying the activity when all of a sudden, he bites you.
Sometimes called “Love Biting” or more formally, “petting-induced aggression,” it may occur for several reasons.
The cat decides he wants to control the situation (known as status-induced aggression). Or after prolonged petting, a negative stimulus triggers the response. Or the cat may just be telling you he’s had enough.
The trick is to recognize the subtle warning signs before the bite happens.