Thanks so much for your helpful reply.
This is NOT a mean or aggressive cat. He just becomes overstimulated.
Your cat is a bit hyper. He has what we call misdirected aggression however,
his behavior is not actually meant to be aggressive. He is treating humans as
though they were other cats..So to stop him we must act the exact same way as
another cat would treat him
The trick is to watch his body language and stop petting the instant you see
his tail swish or her ears go back.
Monk is seeking your attention. He gets bored and wants food or for you to play with him.
I had a similar problem with one of mine.
I put a stop to it by teaching him he will NEVER get my attention if he uses
his teeth or claws. He can only get petting when he approaches me calmly and
NEVER SPRAY WATER! That is a definite NONO!
It only further fires him up.
Instead, say NO! Then use a throw pillow to push him back.
Turn your back and ignore him because he will accept any attention - even negative.
Give him food or a treat when he comes to you calmly.
Since he has no other cat to play with he figures YOU are his playmate.
Cats have a cycle HUNT/EAT/SLEEP.
canned food is best for cats:
So you have to tire him out. Schedule 3, 20 minute play sessions a day, especially early morning and evening. Use a feather wand or laser pointer to make him tired.
You are going to make him work for his food.
Feed him after his exercise session.
In addition, put out foraging toys to appeal to his hunting instincts.
Get a feliway collar to keep him calm:
Only give him affection after he hunts, plays and eats so he is nice and calm (and tired) A full tummy makes for a sleepy kitty.
Please let me know how things go. If you have any questions along the way, I will be here for you.
Warmest best wishes,