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Macriley August 30th, 2013 07:19 PM

Cat plays in water
 
I have a Maine Coon who loves playing in water. He steps in his water bowl and sucks the water off his paw, then turns the bowl upside down (I don't know why.) The water bowl sits on a plastic mat and he laps the water that he spilled off the mat. I pour water directly on the mat for him, which kind of works. I finally thought to put a big towel under the mat, because this is in a carpeted room and the carpet was getting ruined.

I worry that he's not getting enough water and his whole mess-making process means there's no water left for his brother. The Maine Coon used to only drink from the bathroom tap, but now he can't be bothered.
I'm hesitant to get a fountain because who knows what kind of havoc he'd wreak with it. He's really strong and moves things all by himself all the time.

Anyone have any other ideas, besides encouraging him when he drinks water out of the bowl normally? I tried putting a bowl in the sink and he wasn't interested.

Thanks

Barkingdog August 30th, 2013 09:15 PM

How about a water bowl with a reservoir , it would hard to knock over.

Macriley August 31st, 2013 06:42 PM

Thanks, Barkingdog, but I'm not familiar with a bowl with a reservoir. Is that something I buy or make?

Barkingdog August 31st, 2013 07:01 PM

[QUOTE=Macriley;1061195]Thanks, Barkingdog, but I'm not familiar with a bowl with a reservoir. Is that something I buy or make?[/QUOTE]

You buy them at pet store. The bowl has a container that hold the water and it refill the bowl with water when it get low.



[url]http://www.petfood.com/item/drinkwell-original-pet-fountain/492444/?srccode=GPPETFD&gclid=CPOY-uTyqLkCFZKi4AodA04ACw[/url]


if you Google something like ' cat water bowls that are refillable' you should get some links that has photos .

marko September 1st, 2013 09:07 AM

I had one of those for our cats....I found them too noisy...but I'm noise sensitive..... i do think it's a good idea though BD:highfive:

Barkingdog September 1st, 2013 10:53 AM

[QUOTE=marko;1061205]I had one of those for our cats....I found them too noisy...but I'm noise sensitive..... i do think it's a good idea though BD:highfive:[/QUOTE]

I think there some that do not made any sounds.

lindapalm September 1st, 2013 10:36 PM

What if you put a small water bowl inside a large glass cake pan, this way if he tipped the bowl over he could still drink from the pan and the rug wouldn't get wet.

marko September 2nd, 2013 08:58 AM

[QUOTE=lindapalm;1061222]What if you put a small water bowl inside a large glass cake pan, this way if he tipped the bowl over he could still drink from the pan and the rug wouldn't get wet.[/QUOTE]

+1 good idea!

Macriley September 2nd, 2013 11:32 AM

Ok, thanks! I'll try these ideas.

Barkingdog September 2nd, 2013 05:02 PM

Made sure the pan does not get rusty when it wet and the cat can't break the glass bowl.

Koteburo September 2nd, 2013 08:23 PM

I know the ones Barkingdog means. It's a water bowl that has a bigger upside down bottle attached to its base. In proper words like BD said it's a reservoir.
It doesn't have a motor, doesn't make any noise and they're affordable. Ive seen them in Wal Mart even.
I think it's a great idea. Your cat will still pkay with the water but it's unlikely he'll knock it over and there will be plenty for kitty brother.
+1 To that idea :thumbs up


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