No. Simple as that. lol. I wish I got them when they were babies, so I could have tried to hold them from the start. They let me hold them when I take them to the vet. I get scratched a bit, but not too much. They try to get away at first, but once they calm down and I have a good grip, everything is fine. I don't like to try and force them, so I've just stopped trying to hold them unless I have to. Stitch loves his petting though, which is good enough for me.