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Q: Quirky cat behavior

March 12, 2009 | By Lori B. | 24 answers | Expired: 1952 days ago

Lori B.

Does anyone else have a cat who likes to dunk her toys in water?

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Ali
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Ali

Mar 13, 2009

Yes, my cat Boo-Boo loves to put his milk rings in water! It doesn't matter if its his water dish or the sink or when he gets in the bath with me. I always figured he was weird for wanting to get into the bath with me to begin with so i never wondered why he brought his toys along...

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Kelly
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Mar 13, 2009

One of my cats does this regularly. When she gets tired of playing, she puts the toys she was playing with in her water bowl. Another one puts her favorite ball in her food bowl. This is believed to be your cat's way of keeping their favorite things safe. Cats in the wild, from bigs cats to ferals, take their trophies to a nesting site for safe keeping. Many indoor cats hide their "trophies" in their water or food bowls because they think of those as their territory & the safest place. Some other cats hide their toys in other locations such as under cushions, bedding, or whatever place they've made their territorial hiding/nesting spot.

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Bellacat3
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Mar 26, 2009

I sometimes find that my cat places her toys into the food bowl when it is empty. Almost as though to say that if I don't fill it soon she will! I also find sparkly balls and toy mice in the water bowls.

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