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This is a discussion on Cat Problems within the XDTalk Chatter Box forums, part of the XD Talk category; ok...so here's the deal, our cat loves to play in the bathtub faucet. From the day we left it on a bit by accident, she ...


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Old 06-22-2008, 09:21 AM   #1
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ok...so here's the deal, our cat loves to play in the bathtub faucet. From the day we left it on a bit by accident, she plays in it drinks out of it etc.

Now this is our fault. We got into this habit of leaving it on for her just a hair. Problem is now she won't drink water out of her bowl. She's got two full bowls of water, but will sit in front of the bathroom door and yowl.

any way to break her of this habit? or just make her tough it out?
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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ok...so here's the deal, our cat loves to play in the bathtub faucet. From the day we left it on a bit by accident, she plays in it drinks out of it etc.

Now this is our fault. We got into this habit of leaving it on for her just a hair. Problem is now she won't drink water out of her bowl. She's got two full bowls of water, but will sit in front of the bathroom door and yowl.

any way to break her of this habit? or just make her tough it out?
Leave the water off, your cat will get thirsty enough and go back to it bowl.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:46 AM   #3
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+1. She will go back after a while when she knows she cant drink from the faucet anymore.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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Who's in charge there, you, or the cat? (I think I know the answer to that question!)
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:53 AM   #5
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Who's in charge there, you, or the cat? (I think I know the answer to that question!)
Here lies the real issue....
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:53 AM   #6
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Let the cat drink out of the toilet. You might need to flush twice every once in a while to ensure fresh drinking water -- but you sound like a decent person who would do that with or without a cat.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:38 AM   #7
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Get one of these. Cats love it.

Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:42 AM   #8
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Get rid of the cat.

Worked for me...

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Old 06-22-2008, 10:45 AM   #9
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Get one of these. Cats love it.

Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain

+1 on the fountain.
I don't really care for cats but I have an EXGF that had three cats.
The cats like the flowing water.
But if it gets thirsty enough it should drink whatever is available.
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:00 PM   #10
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+1 on the fountain as well...

I don't know if cats have problems seeing the top of still water or not, but our cat used to always stick his foot in the bowl before drinking. Took a while to figure out, but I think he was breaking the surface tension and causing ripples so that he could see where the level was.

Dogs will never be as picky as cats... trade it in.
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