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How can I get my cat to stop playing in the water bowl?

One of my cats started splashing in the water bowl a few months ago. Now I can't keep water in it because he plays with it, splashing it and knocking it over, and all three cats are constantly requesting water. I now find bits of kitty litter in the sinks because they are jumping up there looking for water. Any advice on either getting him to stop or finding another way to give them water would be appreciated. I did buy a water bottle like you would use in a rabbit cage, but I can't figure out any way to hang it up.

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~solution 1: Use velcro! Attach some sticky velcro to the bottom of the bowl and also to a spot on the floor. If there is water in the bowl when you need to detach it, put a small towel into the bowl to soak up the water (otherwise it will splash you when pull it loose)

~solution 2: Use a container that is too heavy for kitty to tip over.

~solution 3: Wash a heavy, large rock. Drop it into the bowl (use a big bowl) then add your water. The rock will serve as weight to make the bowl too heavy to tip.

~If nothing else works, consider leaving a container of water in the bottom of your bathtub. If you are going to be leaving for a vacation or such, just plug the tub. If the water does get tipped over, you don't have water all over your floor, and the kitty litter (and germs) will be less of a problem in a bathtub than a sink.

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Spray The cat with water from a spray bottle, it works for some cats

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Unfortunately, the cat doesn't seem to mind getting wet, and I'm not always there to spray him anyway.
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I'm not sure, but don't put a wee wee pad under it, like I did, to keep the floor dry. Use a towel instead. My cat played in the water, spilled it all on the wee wee pad, then chewed up the wee wee pad and died. He was 16. It is either poisonous, or soaked up all the water in his stomach. We were gone for four days. One of our other cats somehow turned over the other water bowl. Probably just leave a lot of water in something, and put bath towels under it- something along those lines.

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I'm so sorry about your cat!
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Cats are descendants from two lines - one is desert cats and one is jungle cats. Desert cats hate water because they are never near any. Jungle cats don't mind water because they often have to swim to get to prey. Spraying a cat that doesn't mind water will never work. Buy the biggest and heaviest ceramic bowl you can find so when it is full of water - between the weight of the bowl and weight of the water, he won't be able to tip it. There will also be enough water so he won't empty it completely when he plays in it. You can put several around the house - one of them is sure to still have some water in it.

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Check at the pet store for one of those water feeders that you fill and flip over into the bowl...not sure what they are called, but they look like the water coolers you see in offices and work the same way. That's what we use for all the dogs and cats we have; works great. Now it won't stop the cat from playing in the bowl probably, but it's heavy so it wont be able to flip it leaving the other cat's thirsty.

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