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Author Topic: Why do cats place their toys in their litter boxes?  (Read 10391 times)
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« on: September 07, 2008, 08:35:52 AM »

It can't be just my cats that do this.  In the water dishes or in the litter boxes.  Wassup?
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008, 08:39:38 AM »

Cause its fun!   Grin  LOL Sophers does it too JustMe, soaking wet birdy every few days.  Birdy has to be put up to dry out.   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 08:45:32 AM »

I have not seen toys in litter boxes, but I sure do find them in water bowls and food dishes!  With the water bowls I often wondered if they were "drowning" their prey.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2008, 11:21:20 AM »

I don't currently have any who put their toys in the litter boxes, but did in the past.  As I've mentioned before, Linley is one who "drowns" his.

I wonder if the ones who put them in litter boxes are hiding their "prey" for later.

Cameo puts toys in our shoes.  She seems to make a game of putting them in and taking them out again.   She also steals small objects (she's especially fascinated with pens) and hides them under her cat bed.  I wonder if the litter box hiding is similar.
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008, 06:13:05 PM »

Drowned mice.
Foam balls in litterboxes
Hard, painful toys in my shoes.

Oh and I have been missing my engagement ring for 2 weeks now.  Told DH it was soaking.  Found it today, under the cover of one of their sleeping baskets.  Also found a shredded $20 bill.  Apparently I have a klepto in my house

Obviously, in their minds, the "staff" has nothing better to do   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2008, 06:25:24 PM »

Oh and I have been missing my engagement ring for 2 weeks now.  Told DH it was soaking.  Found it today, under the cover of one of their sleeping baskets. 
Shocked  Glad you found your ring, Peg.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2008, 06:44:42 PM »

Me too JustMe.
DH was starting to ask too many questions.

I was thinking of telling him I hocked it Shocked.........but now all is well Grin


By the way, the thief is Pugsley.  I just saw my wristwatch walking by............
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2008, 06:47:33 PM »

Too funny Peg!  I can just picture all of this going down at your place!
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2008, 06:48:04 PM »

By the way, the thief is Pugsley.  I just saw my wristwatch walking by............
Is there a pawn shop in the area?
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"A kitten in the animal kingdom is like a rosebud in a garden", author unknown
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2008, 07:02:59 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Roll Eyes Grin Grin Grin

Never a dull moment!!!
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2008, 07:12:21 PM »

I have one that puts toys in his water.  I read that it's their way of claiming ownership.  I guess like a kid putting their toys in a toy box.
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2008, 10:23:57 PM »

Peg, that is really funny! Can't stop laughing. Mine have put things in the water dish and food dish, but not the litterbox.
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2008, 02:23:13 PM »

I have one that puts toys in his water.  I read that it's their way of claiming ownership.  I guess like a kid putting their toys in a toy box.

I have one of those!  "My green foam ball, don't touch."
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2008, 05:14:47 PM »

My kitty can catch a toy in the air. Do all cats do that?
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2008, 10:21:25 PM »

I've had cats that would do that too, Mickey, but not all of them would. They all seem to have different likes and dislikes.
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