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Crazy active after a poo?

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Has anyone noticed their male cats going bananas(running and playing) after a #2?
Just curious!
post #2 of 27
Yep mine certainly do! I wonder if they feel lighter after they have evacuated their bowels?
post #3 of 27
Zissou does it too. I call it her "poop crazies". I think it's pretty common

You should see her running around like a maniac.
post #4 of 27
Pippin does this, but I haven't noticed it from Simple or Morris. Hmmm..
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yeah, my Buddy does it, but not kitty(female)
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by lechatnoir View Post
Has anyone noticed their male cats going bananas(running and playing) after a #2?
Just curious!
In a word, no. However, that was absolutely normal behavior for my male dogs.
post #7 of 27
Yes - Jaffa does it too! I've not noticed it with Mosi, but then again Mosi's crazy all the time anyway
post #8 of 27


Its the "Proud Run"
post #9 of 27
Yep, but even more so after a hairball.
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus View Post
Yep mine certainly do! I wonder if they feel lighter after they have evacuated their bowels?


Wally does this. He runs away from the litterbox (actually sometimes he almost skips ) He seems to be euphoric with the feeling of unburdening himself.
post #11 of 27
Tucker does "kitty burnouts" (hind end tucked under...running and sliding super fast turns) everytime that he poops
post #12 of 27
Yeah, I think it's pretty common. Running away very fast from their pile o' poo is funny to watch but yup... all the cats do it... like it smells so bad they just wanna get as faaaaar as possible...

The only bad part is, sometimes, they have a little bit strung onto a human hair (I have longish hair) that is dangling from their bodies. Once Zorro went running through the house with a turd attached to one of my 3-foot long hairs. Turd bounding along behind him attached to my hair. I felt SO guilty. Got ahold of him though and cut the hair from his behind to free that turd chasing him!!!

My dog does it too! Of course he poo's outside. He does this 'running bounce' after he's done leaving a little drop or two of poo. We call it the "Barney Bounce"... happy to be done with it and get away from it or something...
post #13 of 27
Yep, all four of ours do that.
It's not just Elliott, the girls do it too.
post #14 of 27
My two male cats do it, the female not so much, but she does too every once in a while. They seem so happy after they poop that it's pretty comical. I think it's obviously a fairly normal thing and defiantely not something to worry about.
post #15 of 27
My 12 yr old female cat, Belle, does this several times a week. Her post-poop peeling out/galloping is most active she gets!
post #16 of 27
I take it back about Mosi not doing it - he did it this morning! I also have a theory - the degree of craziness is directly related to the stinkiness of the poop Mosi did a stinker this morning then went totally crazy.
post #17 of 27
hah! Funny stuff. I was talking about this as an off-topic a few weeks back.

Of my 5, 2 of my cats emerge from their boxes, post poop, like a bat out of hell.

Kowe (female) races down the stairs (hardwood) and skids at the bottom, practically crashing into the fridge. Cat-chirping the whole time. Then she grooms excessively because she is embarrassed (heh).

Roo (male), instead of racing down the stairs, races up the cat tree, often unable to stop at the top perch, and continues onto the curtain rod. Wild eyed and manic.

We can always tell who just pooped, out of the 2, by who goes where and does what
post #18 of 27
Rosie runs around after she's pooped. I usually say "Are you 2lb lighter muffin?!"
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Rosie runs around after she's pooped. I usually say "Are you 2lb lighter muffin?!"
post #20 of 27
I call it the "I feel so much lighter now" dance.
post #21 of 27
Just for the heck of it I'll add my two cents worth to this discussion. My shy cat, Shadow, comes out of the litter box as if shot from a cannon and runs and skips down the hall while sedate Persy just casually walks away. If smell were the reason for such frivolity one would think both would do it.
Whatever the reason, it is still startling to hear Shadow scamble as he clears the box and rounds the corner before heading for parts elsewhere.
Cat brothers
post #22 of 27
Isaac does that all the time. He comes tearing out of the box & runs around like a maniac. Jordan does it sometimes, but especially lately (Since he was diagnosed with Megacolon). Maggie & Levi haven't ever done that.
post #23 of 27
I love the Departure From Area Of Olfactory Unpleasantness theory! But I wonder if it might also be a survival instinct. Critters are so vulnerable while they're pooping, maybe they like to run afterward just in case something was sneaking up on them while they were stationary...?
post #24 of 27
Mia never does that. She'll go poo, kick some litter over it and then go hang out in the window. I rarely see her run around anymore. I got her new catnip mice but she's not even interested in those.
post #25 of 27
April Joy gets the kitten crazies after she makes her deposit but Christopher Cody never does. In our place it's a girl kitty thing.
post #26 of 27
Fluffy does that. He also gets very excited just before pooping- the anticipation is just too much for him.
post #27 of 27
hahahahahaha I absolutely thought I was so special for having a male cat that does this lol.

I just love when he poops now because he absolutely goes INSANE lol.

My female cat doesn't though.

Glad to see I wasn't the only one who noticed this.
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