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Dumping water bowl over

post #1 of 8
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Ricky Bobby has started dumping his water bowl over and dragging the bowl around the living room. He's been doing it for about a week now. I thought he would do it for a few days and get it out of his system. But he's doing it every single day now. he'll start off by splashing in it. Then when we're gone we come home to an empty water bowel, a big water spot on the carpet, and his bowl anywhere from 5ft-15 ft away from where it should be. What can I do to discourage this?
post #2 of 8
What sort of dish is it?

A heavier, wider dish can discourage it a little.
post #3 of 8
Anna does the same thing. I got tired of mopping the hardwood floor in the cat room. Now, the cats' water dish is in the bathtub. She can splash, slosh and dump all she wants and it just goes down the drain. I fill it back up whenever I see she has emptied it again. This way she can still have fun without making a mess for me to clean up.

I tried a wider, heavier ceramic bowl and she would just paddle her front feet in it until there was a puddle on the floor to play in.

She doesn't try to dump the big water bowl in the kitchen now or at least not nearly as much.

She's happy, I'm happy and neither of us are stressed out over what is, in reality, a minor thing.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
It's just a regular plastic dish. That's what I was thinking as well, to get a ceramic dish of something heavier. I'd just like to get inside his head and see what he's thinking when he does it.
post #5 of 8
Our Ming Loy is handicapped, and she would fall down and cause the food or water dish to spill. They make these stands - like short, long footstools - usually for dog food and water. We found one short enough for cats. The dishes, made of metal with rims, drop into them. Ricky won't be able to get at the dish to dump it or drag it around.

Laurie
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by LayItDown View Post
It's just a regular plastic dish. That's what I was thinking as well, to get a ceramic dish of something heavier. I'd just like to get inside his head and see what he's thinking when he does it.
It's fun?

Laurie
post #7 of 8
My bobcats do the same thing, especially Amber. I have to pick it up when I go to work, because she gets mad when I leave and empties the water all over. And good lord if I forget and leave the toilet seat up, they will empty that too
post #8 of 8
First of all, love the name! Very cute! A cat with two first names is bound to get into some trouble!
I would try a heavy water bowl, stone or the heavy feed bowls for rabbits......
It's usually a boredom behavior and they grow out of it eventually. Maia use to tip hers, knock it over, so I got her a safe ceramic bowl. Funny thing is she prefers to drink out of my water glass now, I have one set out just for her! kitty!
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