My king bites every time. She hasn't learned that I'm nice yet, so I finally bought gloves because it just got old. So now I use 1 glove for the head, and 1 without a glove to stroke her and support the rest of her body. Who knows... maybe one day she'll learn I'm her mommy and not going to hurt her. Have patience... hopefully she'll calm down as she gets to know you and you handle her. She's beautiful... makes me want one, but I've decided I have my limit.