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In fact, rather than it having anything to do with being offended or disgusted by their own waste, it is actually a hangover from the days when cats lived in the African Savannah and took up this activity in order to keep their whereabouts hidden. This meant that they could avoid detection from both sides of the food chain; it helped them to stay concealed from the bigger predators wanting a cat for dinner and the prey species the cats were trying to catch for their own dinner. It was simply a case of self-preservation!
So you see, even something as seemingly bizarre as poo burying, often has its root cause in history – another reason to familiarise ourselves with the history of the domestic cat. Go to www.cats.org.uk/cat-care/ufo-elearn to find out more.