Why Do Cats Like to Knock Things Over?

My cat is a sucker for pushing, licking, biting, and chasing objects, but her preferred activity is throwing broken objects. It’s as if she likes hearing the sounds of glass breaking and ceramic cracking hitting the floor and my loud gasp from the room next to it. Perhaps she’s just trying to make me feel uncomfortable? To say that my style isn’t in her style?

Nope. Cats are interested in something other than your color scheme, or the vase was part of a wedding gift. (Shame on me for not placing the plants in another place!) Cats love exploring the world within their surroundings and trying the things they can move. They’re intelligent, active creatures, and their love of ripping objects off tables, counters, and shelves has nothing to do with motives.

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The exact purpose of knocking objects on the floor or from shelves has yet to be explored, and we’re still determining for sure why cats get into this habit. There are, however, some plausible explanations for this behavior, which can leave the cat scratching its head or wiping the floor.

1. Your cat is eager to climb up and climb on objects that are blocking the way

If your cat is excited and is looking for something to explore, it could discover that random objects at the top of your shelf offer an exciting chance (just like a toddler). They’re bred to climb up and hide from tiny spaces off the ground. Therefore your unassuming shelf turns into a favorite place. If your home needs to be equipped with items to climb, the shelves, desks, and counters are your only alternatives. If those areas are filled with “dust collectors” (as my husband refers to them), your cat could think of them as roadblocks.

To avoid cleaning up the mess caused by fallen objects, give your cat climbing opportunities such as scratching posts and trees for cats and set them close to windows to let them watch the birds from outside (cat television!). Make your own and construct or buy shelves specifically designed for your cat’s interests in the back of your mind.

2. Your cat is eager to play

We know that our dogs enjoy playing, but we often don’t realize that our cats also enjoy playing. Cats can find ways to provide stimulation if your home needs to provide plenty of opportunities for physical and mental stimulation. This could mean dropping your glass on your table until it falls to be thrown to the floor. Your cat may also want to have a playdate with you, and you are pushing the “World’s Greatest Dad” mug onto the floor might get your interest. Remember to play and play with your cat! Find playful cat toys that stimulate their instincts to pounce, chase, catch, or play with. Place empty boxes (should be simple to walk through after a night of late-night shopping) in your home where your feline can climb into and play within. Giving your cat plenty of chances to play can keep her content and healthy. It will also stop many broken pieces of pottery.

3. Your cat is naturally inclined to need to explore

Cats are naturally inclined to hunt and snoop upon prey. Their instinctual nature to be curious but also cautious assist in their hunt and help them determine which animals are safe to pursue and which are not.

They are also naturally curious by analyzing and testing out new items. A cat’s paw is vital for its capacity to “be a cat”–with its paws, they touch, scratch and scratch, knead, and then slowly move objects that catch their attention. Have you ever touched something slowly and quickly to check whether it’s hot? Yes, that tiny cat paw is also looking for ways to test things. It’s also testing objects that you’re likely to treasure or occur to be on the edges or the edge of your dining table. Also, since cats are very active and can see more clearly in the evening, You may discover things “mysteriously” lying on the floor as you get up in the morning.

To help your cat’s natural need to look at new things, place items safely from the edges of your desk or table or wherever your cat might leap. Give them items they can safely push around, such as small plastic bowls, cups, or smaller toys.

The ways cats behave that make us grin and smile are the things that make cats such a delight. Ensure that you appreciate that “catness” in your furry pet and provide them with plenty of opportunities to interact with the world surrounding them. Do not get annoyed if your cat takes pleasure in pushing the coffee cup to the limit you can’t reach. Instead, please take advantage of your cat’s inherent curiosity, allowing it to play with its feline friends.


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