“My cats are always curled up in my sink, fast asleep,” says Simon. “Another thing they do is lick from the tap when they’re thirsty, even if there’s a water bowl below, they’ll always go for the dripping water!”
Nicky explains why cats are fascinated by running water.
“In the home environment, some cats prefer a running tap, for example or maybe a drinking fountain,” she says. “This makes sense from an African wildcat perspective, where they would naturally drink from fresh running streams rather than a stagnant pool.”
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