My cat Simon is awesome and affectionate however when he doesn't get his way he will start nipping at my calves and ankles. I don't want to scold him and yet I don't want to get bit either. He isn't breaking the skin however I do feel it is important to deal with it. My cat is declawed and well-taken care of. He is taken to the vet for checkups and has an automatic feeder to ensure he is always fed.