Mews and Nips: Why Cats Love Drinking from the Faucet


Have you ever wondered why some cats love drinking from the faucet? Inverse explored this topic earlier this week. Explanations range from instinct telling cats that standing water may not always be safe to cats simply preferring the taste of fresh, flowing water. But even cats who have a fountain still prefer the faucet, so maybe we’ll just never completely understand their fascination with sinks.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we introduced you to a new website dedicated to finding solutions for treating pain in cats, on Tuesday, we featured our favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas, on Wednesday, we explained why choosing the right cosmetics benefits both you and your cats, and on Friday, we introduced you to a beautiful cat art book, A Cat Never Tells. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a digital photo canvas print of your favorite feline!

When it comes to drinking from a faucet, the cat in today’s video has a pretty unique technique – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Why Cats Love Drinking from the Faucet

  1. Cleo
    April 29, 2018 at 6:51 am (1 year ago)

    Mom and dad catch me climbing up to the bathroom sink from time to time, even though they’re very good about keeping my water bowl filled and fresh. Whatever. It gives them yet another reason to laugh at my antics.

  2. kat
    April 28, 2018 at 8:12 am (1 year ago)

    THAT video of a cat and the faucet, is hilarious! never seen something like that one…mine used to lap from the faucet but never put his head under like that!!! cute……………

  3. Janine
    April 28, 2018 at 7:40 am (1 year ago)

    I had one cat and drinking from the faucet was the only way she would drink water. I had to constantly keep a drip going for her.

  4. Sue Brandes
    April 28, 2018 at 7:10 am (1 year ago)

    I have one out of six that loves the faucet.


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