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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2015, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Kitten acting like it's covering poop on a hard floor?

Any idea why a kitten would do this? The motion is literally no different than when she is covering her waste in her box. It's not a problematic behavior just something I'm curious about.
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What is she "covering"?
If it's excess food, that's normal.
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Mine do that quite often with their food.....saving it from the others.

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Lol, MM! Funny!

Tsukiyomi,
Cats do that pretty often, so I think your kitty is normal! I thought at first my cat didn't like the food, but it seems they go back later to eat it.
Nothing bad about it, unless they don't cover after eliminating #2's, that can be sort of dreadful for the nose!
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If the floor has any trace of a smell on it then they will also do this movement. It may be that your kitty tracked some litter on the floor in that area and she can smell this even if you can't and so she is trying to cover.
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Jenny bf is spot on. I have seen kittens step in poop then track it along the floor. It is barely perceptible to me but I saw the tiny paw print and knew what it was. They will then "bury" their waste (or anyone else's).

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Lol, MM! Funny!

Tsukiyomi,
Cats do that pretty often, so I think your kitty is normal! I thought at first my cat didn't like the food, but it seems they go back later to eat it.
Nothing bad about it, unless they don't cover after eliminating #2's, that can be sort of dreadful for the nose!
They do that with food they really like! To save it for later. They think they're hiding it.

Doran will 'cover' any sort of smelly mess on the floor. It's very 'helpful' of him...to spread it out into a bigger mess! lol

The covering behavior can apply both to yummy food, and waste materials.
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My last cat, Snicker, used to do that. She was always covering nothing that I could see.
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