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Old May 4th, 2010, 08:23 PM
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Cat with a rattle snake tail???

One of my cats, Chloe whos a tortishell, 7 months old, does this weird thing sometimes.
I mostly notice it when she follows me into the bathroom.
She always goes to the same spot in the bathroom which is almost right in front of me, back end against the wall.
She will march with her back feet only and shakes her tail like a rattle snake.
What is she doing??? lol

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Old May 4th, 2010, 09:29 PM
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damn i have no idea i know a lot of cats like bathrooms how about she trying to dig a spot for ya?
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Old May 4th, 2010, 09:56 PM
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Does she ever spray when she does this? She could be trying to mark "her" territory. That is one thing the rattly tail means. I will see if I can track down a site for you..........

Here's one.....

And another...........

I can't remember. She's fixed, right? Just watch for that when she is a little older. She may start spraying for real.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 10:26 PM
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Duffy used to do that all the time when she sprayed outside and she was spayed.

She also used to do that with her tail while sitting in the litterbox to start the flow of urine for normal peeing, but when outside peeing in grass/soil she didn't.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 10:27 PM
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That's what cat's do when they spray urine to mark something. Some cats go thro the motion but don't squirt anything, so hope it's like that.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by catlover2 View Post
That's what cat's do when they spray urine to mark something. Some cats go thro the motion but don't squirt anything, so hope it's like that.
Yep, I am lucky that my neutered male 11 yr old cat just goes through the motions. People freak out when he decides to do it to their leg--but nothing comes out, he just signals his possessiveness, lol.
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Old May 5th, 2010, 12:03 AM
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Yup, they do it to mark stuff. Even females will back up against walls and spray. Better make sure nothing is going on that wall, cuz you may need to start cleaning .
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