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1/9/08 3:18 A

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OH we have a fountain as well.. But if Mufasa sees my daughter with a cup of anything with ice in it he rigth away goes after it and tries to "fish" for ice cubes.

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12/12/07 1:54 P

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My Tigger has a problem with knocking over glasses. He will do it if it's water, ice or milk. He used to be really bad but we had a ceramic tile floor in Kentucky and he learned quickly that breaking a glass got him into a lot of trouble. He still does it from time to time, it's just one of his things. My other cat drags his water bowl around, he likes to see the water in the bowl moving before he drinks it.

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12/12/07 1:36 P

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One of my girls, when she was little, loved to grab hold of the edge of the bowl with her teeth and drag it around the room, spilling half of it out on the floor. We finally had to get one of those huge stainless steel heavy-bottomed bowls made for very large breed dogs with the rubber ring around the bottom to keep it from sliding. She has outgrown the phase, but I still really like the bowl! :)

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12/9/07 7:01 P

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Our 7 month old kitty sticks his paw in the dish & drinks the water off his paw too, he also paws the floor next to the dish before he will take a drink, this is the second cat that i have had that did this, it is funny to watch.

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12/9/07 3:46 P

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To BECK_WHY, You need to know that all cats are curious creatures by nature, and he is just curious. and he can tell when he has a good thing and a play toy.
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My cats love to knock over waterbowls, our glasses, whatever it may be. They have even knocked over my heavy lead crystal vase. Lexie jumps in the bath and shower with me. In the summer, we take her outside and put her in the pool. She loves that.

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12/5/07 5:28 P

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Another advantage of the fountains is that most of them have filters. That way the water doesn't get slimy. My cat is really picky and thinks he has to have absolutely fresh water at all times. He still prefers it when it's really fresh but he'll settle for the fountain.

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12/5/07 4:30 P

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MAB he plAN.

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12/5/07 3:12 P

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I also use the fountains. I used to have different water bowls near the food bowls in the kitchen and the kitties (mostly Shadow, I think) would drop in a kibble or two. I assume it was to help with depth perception. They also would slop water around by digging in the water before drinking.

So I now have two fountains in the bathroom: a PetMate and a Drinkwell. Shadow likes to drink from the top of the ramp of the Drinkwell, Solomon likes to drink from the top of the waterfall of the DrinkWell (making lots of noise, too). Sunny prefers to drink from the pool of either one, although if Shadow is drinking from the PetMate he will crowd in to drink from the same one (Shadow & Sunny are 15 year old siblings). A nice side benefit is no more slopped water. Worth paying for the electric to run the fountains.

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12/5/07 1:07 P

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Have you seen the brushes that they sell (I think I got mine in Petsmart) for the fountains? They made cleaning them oodles easier.

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12/5/07 9:08 A

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We have a water fountain for the cat to drink out of. That would be way too big for him to flip. Warning- those are a pain in the tush to clean though.


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12/5/07 8:52 A

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Like I said... this just started two days ago. He's 3 months old and we haven't had any problem with him drinking or anything like that. But what we did notice is he ends up playing with the bowls. I switched one of the bowls to a heavier glass one, he did try to knock it over but it didn't work out today. I think my mom has one of the fountain ones. I'll see if she can't find it for me.

Thanks for the advice every one.

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12/4/07 7:14 P

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I have the same problem with my kittens. I changed to an automatic waterer for them but they climb on top of it and eventually get the bottle off.
My adult cats have the automatic waterer and they just drink theirs.

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12/4/07 7:13 P

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WOW!!! One of my daughter's cats also puts her foot into the water bowl before she drinks. I'd never seen a cat do that before. My own cat never does that foot into the water bowl thing.

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12/4/07 6:06 P

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Either a wide-base bowl or one that is really heavy. Or both.

When my cat was a kitten he couldn't tell where the water level was. I saw him put his whole face in the water on several occations. To this day (3 years later) he will rarely drink normally from a bowl. He'll either stick his foot in the water and lick it off his foot or he drinks from the very top of the water fountain where he can see it better and it's not going to drown him.

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My cat also spills water bowls - I think it's because he likes to see the water move. I got a water fountain and he loves it. But my other cat likes to drink out of a cup, so I also have a cup of water inside of a vase, which is too sturdy for them to knock over. You don't have to stick with a traditional water bowl - cats will drink out of anything. Good luck!

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Maybe your kitten just wants to swim (LOL). It really is not that strange as some cats really do like water - I had one that used to take showers with me and our parrots, and Bengals are particularly like that.

In addition, some cats are uncomfortable with the sides of the water dishes touching their whiskers when they drink. Often these cats either will not drink enough water or will use their paws to scoop the water from the dish. Changing to a wider, shallower bowl often remedies the situation.

We bought Pet Fountains for our cats and they love drinking out of the waterfall section of it instead of from the bowl.

A bowl with a wider bottom should make it more difficult to flip it over.

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12/4/07 6:01 P

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Perhaps you should get a wide-based bowl...similar to those used for dogs.

Kittens are naturally more clumsy, as they haven't quite developed their finer motor skills. They also haven't grasped the concept of depth perception to the same level, so they may tend to use a paw to check things out, invariably tipping the bowl.

If the wider-base bowl isn't available, you might also consider a fountain, or giving them water from the bathroom sink.

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12/4/07 5:53 P

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Within the past few days our kitten just started knocking over every bowl of water in the house. We will fill them up and a matter of minutes later he has gone and flipped the bowl over.

Anyone know why he does this? Or how we can stop him?

Thanks!

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