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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Marlee is too funny when she eats! I've had her about a month, and this only started like within the last two weeks. When she eats her dry food, she will get a bite, then stand half over, half out of her bowl and chomp on her food where she only really gets a bit of it, and tiny little pieces fall all over the place! I guess now that shes settled it, she wants me to know who runs the place Anyone else have kitties who do this? On the same note, what age do kittens usually lose their baby teeth and get their adult teeth? I didn't know if this might have something to do with her messy eating, or I'm sure it could just be her being messy! (She's about 12-13 weeks I think)
post #2 of 14
I'm not sure, but Sasha is a VERY messy eater and he's 13! It's like food art in the kitchen!
post #3 of 14
My cat loves to eat his food like that!!! And baby teeth start to fall out anywhere from 3-5 months.
post #4 of 14
Yes my two are messy eaters as well, bless their cotton socks
post #5 of 14
sometimes my Catsy will take food from her bowl and eat it somewhere else. Most times she makes an effort to keep it all in the bowl, but when she hears something while eating she'll turn her head with her mouth full of food and... her little son will come along and clean it up for her.

Unfortunately, when Wukong crunches up the bigger dropped pieces, he ends up dropping really small bits back on the floor LOL

If Wukong drops kibble outside the bowl, he'll pick up after himself, but he's not that thorough. The scenario described above happens all the time hehe... it's really durn cute!
post #6 of 14
What precious messy babies!

Kittens tend to begin getting their permanent teeth around 16 weeks of age. Serenity is 17 weeks and has not yet begun to lose her baby teeth.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Kitties are just silly I guess! I've just started setting a handtowel under her bowl, so when she's done I can put the little pieces either back in her bowl, or in the garbage!
post #8 of 14
My male (10+) is a *very messy* eater!
I've already put a big place mat, paper etc. under his bowl - to no avail!
Everytime he has had a bite the kitchen floor looks like a battlefield!
Most of the time he won't eat at all unless I put the bowl *right under his nose* and once he's done he's got food smeared around his chin and forgets to clean up! Sometimes he looks like a hobo, and not exactly a clean one...! Such a weird guy
post #9 of 14
Well, I have one very selfish eater, who is pretty messy. I have three cats and when I put some food down, he just lays over the bowl so the other two can't get anything I guess you could call that messy.
post #10 of 14
Shorty is also a very messy eater!

1) He'll bite the dry food, but only eat the part that stays in his mouth.. the other half which usually falls on the floor will STAY on the floor. Everytime he's done eating I find myself picking up a handful of soggy leftovers.

2) He does this very odd thing. When I put the wet food out (morning and night), he will take a few bites and then start pawing the ground as if he's trying to bury the food for later. He usually ends up turning the whole dish over and the wet food ends up on the floor. We bought really heavy bowls after it happened a few times. Now we don't have to worry about the food tipping over, but he still does the pawing at the ground routine.
post #11 of 14
Every cat I've ever been owned by has done the take a bite and move away to chew thing.

And Mugsy, your cat could be spreading the scented oils from her paw onto the floor to claim the bowl. Unless he's using claws or something, cause that could be a burying reflex, but Bella does the paw pad thingy. Especially right after Rowan found us. She's not terribly posessive of the food bowls most of the time, she just thinks that marking her scent near the dishes makes her boss. And Rowan and I respect that.
post #12 of 14
My kittens are almost big cats at 6 months - and one is not so picky. Finn will not eat from his bowl unless the stand and the floor are scrubbed clean. He will bury the bowl. If there is even a left over juice stain on his bowl stand he will bury it and walk away. If I clean the stand he will come back and eat. Needless to say I can never put his wet food in the same bowl without thoroughly washing out his previous meal. Darci is not so picky but unfortunately she is starting to copy her brother. I wish I was this neat maybe I can learn from them!
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by Mugsy
Shorty is also a very messy eater!

1) He'll bite the dry food, but only eat the part that stays in his mouth.. the other half which usually falls on the floor will STAY on the floor. Everytime he's done eating I find myself picking up a handful of soggy leftovers.

2) He does this very odd thing. When I put the wet food out (morning and night), he will take a few bites and then start pawing the ground as if he's trying to bury the food for later. He usually ends up turning the whole dish over and the wet food ends up on the floor. We bought really heavy bowls after it happened a few times. Now we don't have to worry about the food tipping over, but he still does the pawing at the ground routine.

That is TOO FUNNY!! Cassie is a pretty immaculate eater, so I can always tell when Napoleon eats out of her dish...because there is food EVERYWHERE!!! He does similar to what you described in part 1. There are food "bites" everywhere when he's done LOL!!
post #14 of 14
My Pepper is a messy eater too. She will also pick up a piece of food and stand half over her bowl and half over the floor and proceed to eat it. So of course there are bits of food all over the floor around her bowls Pixie though is pretty clean, there's not much on the floor around her bowls. I just hope she doesn't pick up the bad habit from Pepper...
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