The 16 finalists on "X Factor" better not get any ideas about biting their fellow contestants -- because it's specifically VERBOTEN in their new digs ... along with a bunch of other really random things, like exposing your genitals.
TMZ has obtained a list of the "house rules" in the new mansion where the "X Factor" finalists are shacking up -- and in addition to outlawing biting and indecent exposure ... here are some more crazy laws of the land:
-- No intermingling in bedrooms -- Coasters must be used WITH ALL DRINKS -- No loud music -- No physical altercations of any kind (not just biting) -- No guests -- "Be sensitive to others" -- No drinking or drugs -- No diving into the pool -- No use of fireplaces -- Make your own bed
FYI -- if the house looks familiar ... that's because "American Idol" used the same pad to house its finalists last season. It was also used as a sex compound for Playboy TV's bone show "Swing."
Let's just say the house rules were a little different on that show.