Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > General Forum for cats and dogs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 30th, 2013, 07:19 PM
Macriley Macriley is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5
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
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old August 30th, 2013, 09:15 PM
Barkingdog Barkingdog is online now
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,556
How about a water bowl with a reservoir , it would hard to knock over.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 31st, 2013, 06:42 PM
Macriley Macriley is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks, Barkingdog, but I'm not familiar with a bowl with a reservoir. Is that something I buy or make?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old August 31st, 2013, 07:01 PM
Barkingdog Barkingdog is online now
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macriley View Post
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 .
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old September 1st, 2013, 09:07 AM
marko's Avatar
marko marko is offline
Administrator - Pet lover
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Montreal Quebec Canada
Posts: 10,826
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
__________________
Please tactfully EDUCATE or IGNORE posters you don't agree with.
Please PM me & Include URLs and post #'s for any issues and it's my pleasure to help.
I'm firm - but fair. Mind the Rules and enjoy your stay.
Newcomers FAQ - How do I post on this BB?
Pet facebook group
Check out the Pet podcast
Follow me on Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old September 1st, 2013, 10:53 AM
Barkingdog Barkingdog is online now
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by marko View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old September 1st, 2013, 10:36 PM
lindapalm lindapalm is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 559
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.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old September 2nd, 2013, 08:58 AM
marko's Avatar
marko marko is offline
Administrator - Pet lover
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Montreal Quebec Canada
Posts: 10,826
Quote:
Originally Posted by lindapalm View Post
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.
+1 good idea!
__________________
Please tactfully EDUCATE or IGNORE posters you don't agree with.
Please PM me & Include URLs and post #'s for any issues and it's my pleasure to help.
I'm firm - but fair. Mind the Rules and enjoy your stay.
Newcomers FAQ - How do I post on this BB?
Pet facebook group
Check out the Pet podcast
Follow me on Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old September 2nd, 2013, 11:32 AM
Macriley Macriley is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5
Ok, thanks! I'll try these ideas.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old September 2nd, 2013, 05:02 PM
Barkingdog Barkingdog is online now
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,556
Made sure the pan does not get rusty when it wet and the cat can't break the glass bowl.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old September 2nd, 2013, 08:23 PM
Koteburo's Avatar
Koteburo Koteburo is offline
Willing cat servant
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 813
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
__________________
" How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven."
- Robert A. Heinlein
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cat, playing, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 8.33%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 PM.