It appears you have not yet registered with the CAT Forums. To register please click here...




Featured Photos

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 05-19-2007   #1 (permalink)
Neo
Guest
 
Neo's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a
Default Why does our cat cover his food?

Our 8+ year old cat tries to cover his food plate with his paws when hes finished eating it, even though the plate is on a lino.Its very cute to see and he only does it if he likes the food and if hes no longer hungry.We know his instincts tell him to store it for later when he may need it, but hes been doing this for as long as we have had him. (Not that we want it to stop).Surely he can see its not getting covered?
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Cat Content
Unread 05-19-2007   #2 (permalink)
Dannie
Guest
 
Dannie's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Cats are weird little creatures, My cat stratches the side of the bin when he has finished eating & if we move the bin he'll walk over to it & start scratching!
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2007   #3 (permalink)
onutza
Guest
 
onutza's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I don't think he's trying to cover it... I think he's just playing with it...
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2007   #4 (permalink)
lynda_is
Guest
 
lynda_is's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a
Default

He might think you're going to take his food away, and he won't have it for later on.
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2007   #5 (permalink)
leelayne
Guest
 
leelayne's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Cats are really instinctive creatures and his instincts are telling him he really likes his food and he does not want anyone else to eat it. So by covering and hiding it,the food will still be there later on when he is hungry again. I have a 10 year old female who still does it now. I dont suppose they ever lose the instinct.
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2007   #6 (permalink)
Jonno
Guest
 
Jonno's Avatar
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Ok, your cat covers its food up because it's precious to the cat, your cat has Had 8years of basic life and it now knows that its either give or take, or even 'finders keepers', and as you may know that cats are very territorial. With that all in mind, he protects it or in other words, hides it from other cats, well that's what he thinks.So basically, he is protecting it from what he thinks other cats!And maybe he doesn't know that he's not fully covering it?Any way, I hope that helped!Thank-you
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
art , cat , cats , cute , eating , female , food , hey , hiding , playing , scratching , stop , territorial , weird

Sponsored Cat Links


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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Cat Forum Replies Last Post
Puffin Cover to Cover Story Tapes:the Snow Kitten(2 Tapes) (Puffin Story Tapes - Libraries) admin Cat Book Reviews 1 12-05-2008 08:38 PM
Litt.box Cover Dosk.lg Feline admin Cat Product Reviews 0 10-01-2006 01:07 AM
Pet Buddies Cat Face Can Cover 3-Pack admin Cat Product Reviews 0 10-01-2006 01:07 AM
Kitty Kap Cat Can Cover admin Cat Product Reviews 0 10-01-2006 01:07 AM
Window Cat Ironing Board Cover admin Cat Product Reviews 0 10-01-2006 01:07 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


Sitemap: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28