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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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New Bad Habit

One of my cats has come up with a new bad habit. He's starting to push the water dish around...spilling water all over the floor. We tried stopping it by putting the dish up on the table, but you can guess what happened then.

For some reason, he only does it when we're home. Any way to stop this?

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You can get something like a Buddy Bowl so that if your kitty does knock over the bowl it won't spill all over. It is hard to clean, but it does work.



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I saw some really neat cat dishes at a local pet store. They were low, wide dishes with wide rims, so as to be hard to tip over and spill food and water out of, and to not interfere with cat whiskers, and also the bottom was coated with a rubbery material which prevent them from sliding. They were quite expensive, though. Over $15 apiece, if I remember right.
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Our cat Remo puts ONE hand (paw) in the bowl as he's drinking. He also tumps it over.

We have a HUGE round stainless steel pan about 4 inches high that we put the large water dish in. (we have 4 inside kitties) I don't know why he doesn't tump it over anymore - but he still puts his hand in there!!!
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Those are all great suggestions...thanks!!
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If he's just pushing it around, you can try a rubber mat under the dish, that's what we do with our pets that like to skid the dish sround the floor.
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My guess is he's bored and trying out a new game. If that's the case, an easy and fun solution to yout problem is to spend more time playing with him.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2008, 12:43 PM
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tungsten dish!

not quite... but really really heavy... ceramic?

otherwise do what the others have said! lol
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 02:19 AM
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My cats new habit, and take full blame for this, is biting my toes as i sit here at my computer cross-leggged.

I have a lamp in here, and started playing with a shadow of a straw on the floor and she went bananas. I'd stop, she'd jump up on the hard drive on the floor, bite my toes, so I'd turn around and play with the straw shadow, then turn back around, bite bite, straw shadow, and on and on. Now I don't wanna have to make the shadow ever 5 seconds, but she just tries and tries, nibble nibble.

I've created a toe nibbling monster.
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That's pretty funny -- the terrible toe monster!!
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