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Why does our kitten wash its feet in in the water bowl?

Asked by bulbatron9 (3707points) March 9th, 2008

Our little siamese kitten always washes its feet in the water bowl, after it uses the litter box. Now I have to change their water three or four times a day. Why is she so prissy?

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djbuu's avatar

Because its a cat

bulbatron9's avatar

I thought cats hated water(being wet), and our 8year old cat has never done that.

buster's avatar

wouldnt you wash your feet after walking around a litterbox?

iSteve's avatar

Thais really cute but I can see how that would be annoying for you. Maybe you could try a washbowl by the litterbox and put the drinking bowl elsewhere?

Zaku's avatar

Cats are individuals and get creative sometimes, especially as kittens. Many cats are finicky about water sources, and/or enjoy water in different ways. I have one whose favorite seems to be standing under the bathtub tap and getting his head wet as he drinks from either the drain or mid-air.

iSteve’s suggestion is great – give him another water bowl or two in different locations and see how he uses them. My bet is he’ll not use all of them for drinking. But cats can and do do worse. Remember they clean their feet, bodies and privates with their tongue anyway, and outside they’ll drink out of all sorts of puddles. Think of that when you dump toxic stuff outside, BTW.

cathryn's avatar

maybe the litter is making her feet itch…or maybe she just likes water – one of my cats is a paddler, the other one is hydrophobic!

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