Two cats who haven’t been properly introduced yet may hiss at one another as a way to say “stay away from me!” Your cat is giving off mixed signals. She's a indoor cat so she's never encountered other cats before. “If you pet a cat for 10 seconds and then they hiss at you afterwards, it’s because the petting has lasted for a little longer than they want,” Dr. Tu said. She ran away from me and just sat in a corner not wanting to be bothered. That cat deals with weather, vermin predators (such as owls, foxes, coyotes, etc); starvation, sleep deprivation; disease and countless forms of cruel illnesses and death. Hissing "rude". Last night my cat was hissing at me when I tried to pet her around her back/tail area. Only females are spayed. Area under her tail looked like it had been wet, fur was stragley. When my cat got a bladder infection, she growled at me. He is nuetered not spayed. He is such a lovable little guy on his terms. Cats want to be close to their humans and also want to be their focal point. When your cats bites , even lightly, it is saying please stop. 1. His aggression has improved significantly since we first brought him home, but he will still growl and hiss if he doesn’t want to be petted or touched. This morning, I could not find her anywhere. One of my cats loves to lay against me in bed and wants to be petted. He is very open and vulnerable to you exposing his belly as he does and playfully seeking your attention. But some cats are just more territorial than others and they can be moody. A mother cat may hiss to defend her kittens from intruders. One minute they do not want to be petted at all and then another minute they do want to be petted. Cats like routine, and if they know that lap time is coming soon, chances are they'll leave you alone. She's only attempt to scratch me one time during the hissing behavior. Your cat flattening its ears or whisking its tail back and forth quickly can also be signs that it's uncomfortable or scared. Sometimes she will suddenly turn and grab my hand with her 4 paws with claws sheathed and sort of nip at my hand. If your cat does not like to be petted, or held, or picked up, hissing may be his way of letting you know. Listen to your cat. My cat Abby gets very jealous anytime I talk on the phone. If your cat is constantly following you around, getting in your way, preventing you from getting anything done, then you have a cat who loves you. I feel like I may have to give her a treat everytime she's by the bedroom door lol. Why does your cat lightly bite you (and sometimes hisses) when you pet him even though he enjoys it and wants you to continue? Or, something might have scared her like a noise outside or inside or maybe she sat on a sticker. Was eating very little, just a couple morsels. The warning hiss. Some cats simply need more human attention. 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