Water and cats
Many breeders have questions regarding cats and water. Although cats are known to be hostile to anything that gets wet they can also be very tolerant of water. While many cats are very similar in their reactions to water, there are many differences between cats. We’ve answered your most common questions about cats and water.
It’s not true that all cats hate water – in fact, some cats like to freshen up! Many cats are born with strong survival instincts and a long history in domestication. They are used and used to being dry, and they would like to stay that way.
In Egypt, and other countries with hot climates, cats were domesticated thousands years ago. In the early stages of evolution, they lost access to large amounts of water – they rarely had to get wet to survive. The cats protected them from water. On the other hand, many dog breeds were bred to hunt with their owners outdoors in less sunny climates, so they had to adapt to a wide variety of weather. Probably that’s why so many dogs like to dive into the water when taken out for a walk.
It is not very helpful for domestic cats to get wet so it doesn’t need to. Cats usually know how to stay clean and free of water – they can’t shake as much as dogs and are unsuitable to hunt in or near water. We all know cats love to curl up in warm areas in the room. So, if they are not used to being in the water, it can be very uncomfortable.
Many cats don’t like getting wet. If they have avoided urine for most their lives, they may become less comfortable urinating and might fear water in the end. However, cats shouldn’t be worried about getting wet in some situations. Cats will not get hurt if they are accidentally or under water.
Can cats swim?
It is strange, however, cats know how to swim by nature. There is no need to teach them to swim – if they find themselves in a body of water, they instinctively stick to the water, just like dogs. While most cats won’t stay in the water for long, they will jump into it to escape from awkward situations.
It’s not unusual for cats to be able to swim. In very warm climates, wild cats – the ancestors of your pet – often swim or dive into the water to cool off, and some wild cats even fish. All cats, wild and domestic, are able to take care of themselves. Their ability to swim is only one of many survival skills.
Are Turkish van breed cat swimmers?
Many people believe that Turkish van breed cats love water and will swim whenever they get the chance. Although it isn’t confirmed, many Turkish van-breed cats owners say their cats enjoy taking a dip in the water and love to bathe in the shower.
Turkish van breed cats will not love water as much as any other breed. This is because stories about their love of water are often jokes. Clearly, your cat’s level of fear of water also depends on its characteristics. Some cats are very protective by nature. Others enjoy exploring the environment, even if it means they have to soak their feet in a sink. If your cat enjoys playing with the tap, and it does no harm to her, then let her have some fun. However, if she is not at all interested in water, do not turn it on – the reaction will probably not be friendly!
Are cats afraid of water
Many cats don’t like water, but in fact aren’t afraid of it. It is easy for them to get into the water if that is their only escape from danger. Cats love to be warm and dry. However, because they are naturally able swim, they avoid water not because it is dangerous but because they enjoy it so much. A lot of cats even like to play with tap water, they really wouldn’t do it if they were scared!
Why is my cat playing with water in the first place?
Even if your cat isn’t interested in swimming, running water can entice them. Some cats are not interested in the water, while others enjoy watching it and can keep it running for hours. Some cats even run away as soon as the water is released in the shower – they may not jump into the water, but will squat nearby and watch.
Although the reasons for this behavior are not clear, there are many theories. One theory is that cats are attracted to running water because of its sound and image. The sound of falling water, as well as its movement – especially if the water catches light – can make cats predatory. If you’ve ever seen a cat catch a spot of laser beam or dance on a toy cat, you’ll recognize the same intimate look when cats play with water.
The cat will soon realize that there’s nothing to catch or eat, but he still can’t resist the temptation of water. If your catIf she is in a stable place and likes to get tap water, let her do so.