Do cats use back paws to fight?

United States
March 10, 2007 2:04am CST
I have seen them bite and use the front paws?
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@krayzee (1160)
• Romania
10 Mar 07
They also use their back paws if they're nervous and in a position to do so. And the back paws scratch even deeper than the front ones (believe me I know from experience)
• Serbia And Montenegro
10 Mar 07
Really?? And by saying "i know it from experience", did one of your cats give you a deep scratch somewhere before? Lol. Joking.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
Wow that must of hurt for days.
@krayzee (1160)
• Romania
10 Mar 07
Yup, when I said I knew form experience I meant exactly that my cat scratched me. :) I've had enough experiences both with front paws and back paws... The worst scratch I got from my cat was made with a back paw like 8 years ago and I still have a mark from it (I held the cat to take it into the house and he wanted to be put down right away. oh well. :) )
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@annieroos (1846)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I have two cats and they fight with each other all the time.. or play...and i have seen them use their back paws.. its more like a kicking.. Its funny cause they grab each other and kick at the same time. its funny.. So i guess i would say they do.
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@krayzee (1160)
• Romania
10 Mar 07
LOL so the cats do that with each other too :) My kitty used to do that with my arm, held it close with the front paws and kicked it with the back ones. However it was ok as he used no claws but I alway thought that very undecided of him :P
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
10 Mar 07
Sure, if a cat gets to really close quarters in a fight, then the back legs (and claws) will be used with powerful kicks that can inflict really bad injuries. They can also kick like that while playing of course, this time with claws in - usually :)
@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Actually, its more like the kicks are less than powerful when they are playing.