Why do Cats try to Cover Their Food?

This article first appeared on iCatCare here.

Some cats will scrape round their meals and water bowls utilizing the identical motion that’s usually related to bathroom habits within the litter tray.

There are quite a lot of theories on this behaviour. One means that the cat, not wishing to devour the entire contents of his bowl, is making an attempt to cowl it to return to it at a later time. Another concept means that the cat shouldn’t be discovering the odor of the meals significantly interesting and the masking is an try to cleanse the realm and take away the offensive contents.

If this scraping round turns into a difficulty for you it could be price giving your cat smaller extra frequent meals or providing dry meals, after which ‘leftovers’ is not going to symbolize an issue.

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I’m the feline behaviour specialist at feline charity ‘International Cat Care’. We are about partaking, educating and empowering folks all through the world to enhance the well being and welfare of cats by sharing recommendation, coaching and keenness.

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