by Deanna (Pa)
Cats weird scratching
Cats weird scratching ritual? My cat loves to dig all around both his food and water bowls. He does this about two or three times before he will begin to eat or drink from them. Even when he goes to the potty he has to scratch until it’s in the right spot. It’s the funniest thing to watch him go around in circles. Cant figure out why he does it though.
Comments for Cats Weird Scratching
Scratching with back paws only by: Anonymous My Cat is scratching with the back paws only. My female house cat constantly scratches anything on the floor with her hind legs. When doing this it looks like she is about to pounce and her tail is lashing.At first it just started with socks i would leave on the ground after coming home from school, but soon it spread to paper then magazines, then the carpet itself. Pretty much anything flat and on the ground. She has a scratch pad with cat nip on it and we replace it regularly.Also she gets outside plenty and is in no way a plane house cat. Just a while ago my mother and I found that she had scratched a tuft of threads out of the carpet. this is not good considering we live in an apartment. so someone please help.P.S. she also has a strange habit of scratching in her kitty litter despite not even having used it. she will kick it out across the floor. If you have a solution for either of these problems please tell me.
Maybe instinct by: Anonymous My male cat digs in his litter box for a really long time before he’s satisfied it’s covered. No idea why he does it. My female likes to try to bury her food. Even if there is nothing around. I have the food bowl in my bathroom, and if there are any clothes on the floor, she will use that to bury the food. I read that it’s a left-over instinct. Big cats kill large animals. More than they can eat at a time. They will either take it back “home” or bury it for later. Our tiny house cats, if they kill at all, only kill in single serving sizes, like a mouse, or a bird. So she’s trying to save her left over food for later. She’s saying “I’ve had plenty, thanks. I’ll just save the rest for the next time I’m hungry.”
It’s not too weird. by: DKGeneralLee I have two cats who share the behaviors that your cat does. The older one, a 15+ year old Maine Coon, will sit in the litter box scratching for 5-10 minutes before taking a poop. Afterward he will sit there and bury it for as long as he possibly can, I usually end up having to kick him out because the obsessive burying becomes annoying.My other cat, a 10+ year old Russian Blue will attempt to bury the water dish after he’s done drinking. He might do it with his food as well, but I’ve never caught him doing it.
Scratching in the Box by: frisky_kitty 2 of my cats scratch at the litter box for about 10 minutes when they go poo. They even continue burying it after I’ve removed it and flushed it down the toilet! The older cat doesn’t even bother burying it anymore but then the 2 younger ones sometimes jump in and bury before I get to clean it out.
Cats Weird Scratching by: Anonymous We had a cat that would scratch all around her plate after she ate. At first I thought she was wiping her feet – but then I realized she was ‘burying’ her left over food. Instinct. Once, after she had meticulously scratched all around her eating area, I ‘unburied’ her plate by scratching around it – whereupon she promptly ‘buried’ it again!
My cat will dig to china! by: jmanzana About a cats weird scratching. I adopted a black British short hair from the local no-kill shelter and I swear this cat will dig to China in her box before she actually will dig at the litter. It’s annoying and she can go at it for up to 10 minutes before I finally kick her out the box.