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Old August 30th, 2013, 07:19 PM
Macriley Macriley is offline
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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
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Old August 30th, 2013, 09:15 PM
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How about a water bowl with a reservoir , it would hard to knock over.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Thanks, Barkingdog, but I'm not familiar with a bowl with a reservoir. Is that something I buy or make?
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Old August 31st, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Thanks, Barkingdog, but I'm not familiar with a bowl with a reservoir. Is that something I buy or make?
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.



http://www.petfood.com/item/drinkwel...FZKi4AodA04ACw


if you Google something like ' cat water bowls that are refillable' you should get some links that has photos .
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Old September 1st, 2013, 09:07 AM
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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
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Old September 1st, 2013, 10:53 AM
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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
I think there some that do not made any sounds.
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