One of my cats has a peculiar habit — he likes to go around the house knocking over any water bowl he can find. Pet experts say they do this for one or more of the following reasons:
- He’s trying to play — it’s amusing to him.
- He prefers to lick the water off of the floor or his paw.
- They like to see the water in movement (which is why many cats prefer running fountain water).
- They don’t like having to lean down over the water bowl to get a drink (in that case, I would suggest this tilt-a-bowl).
In my case, I think it’s because my cat just likes to have a little fun and get a reaction out of me! Not only does it give me a mess to clean up — it’s a waste of the crisp, cool spring water that I buy for them and could cause his siblings to go without water for a period of time until I return home.