Do Cats Really Hate Water? – Simon’s Cat | LOGIC #9

Hello I’m Simon, welcome to Simon’s Cat Logic, we’ ll be finding out from a cat expert why cats behave the way they do Today we’re talking about ‘Water’ Well, one of the things that cats love the most about bathrooms of course, is the sink, the lovely smooth area little like a little box you can slip into, and my cat always curled up in my sink, fast asleep. Also, another they do is they lick from the tap when they’re thirsty even when there is a water bowl down below, they will always go for the little dripping running water and all these little elements gave me an idea a cat playing with a tap and turning off the cold water in the shower which led to poor old Simon getting burnt All of the houses I have ever lived in have always had bad plumbing plumbing I suppose [Why do cats do this?] Cats are often fascinated with running water in the home environment some cats prefer a running tap for example or maybe a drinking fountain this makes sense from a African Wildcat perspective where they will naturally drink from fresh running streams rather than a stagnant pool, many cats will actually drink from pond or puddles outside but there are things we can do to encourage cats to drink in the home environment so looking at the type of bowl that they drink from, cats generally prefer ceramic or metal bowls compared to plastic bowls which can sometimes taint the water so that it tastes different to them, cats also preferable a bowl that is wide and shallow, so their whiskers aren’t touching the sides, if you have a diabetic cat which can be quite common in older cats they actually have sort of sensitive whiskers and this is why it is more important for them to have these wide shallow bowl so their whiskers don’t touch the sides, many people feed their cat, next to the cats water bowl and even using those two in one bowls however, cats would much prefer to have their food bowl away from their water bowl this goes back to African Wildcat behavior where cats would naturally eat away from their water source to avoid contaminating it with the gut contents of their prey, whilst the cat is drinking and having its head down, this is quite a vulnerable position for a cat, so try placing the water bowls at least 30 centimeters away from the wall so the cat has the choice to have the wall behind them and they can see the surroundings in front of them unlike most cats Turkish Vans actually have a water-resistant coat and enjoy being in water and it’s actually an important need of this cat to be given some swimming facilities ‘April Showers’ that comes from Teddy, we got him as a tiny rescue kitten and he had long long fur I’ve never had a long-haired cat before one of my memories of Teddy was, it was raining outside all the other cats had come in because they’re sensible, Teddy having this long fur was sitting on the fence and it was raining and he was just sitting there completely happy oblivious to the rain so that’s why the kitten loves water in the films because Teddy who is the influence of the kitten loves the rain and loves water

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100 Responses

  1. Skittles/Tina :v says:

    My Russian blue mix used to sit on the trashcan and get soaked

    But… She died on September 11 2016 at 11: 59 Pm.

  2. griffy flur says:

    whereas my dog doesnt care lol

  3. just ignore me says:

    Hey, thanks for the info,

  4. DuskLavenderhart says:

    I had a cat who loved water. She also liked to swim. She was a really good cat .

  5. Ann-Margret Parke says:

    By darn I loves these! Thanks for the water bowl tips!

  6. Cynthia Hynes says:

    My Tiger loves snow, and rain. It’s too funny!

  7. Hyperspace Oddity says:

    My cat Prissy only likes to drink from the bathtub fossett. She'll just sit on the tub, either staring at me, expecting me to turn on the fosset, or just start licking the fosset itself, expecting water to come out eventually.

  8. Doe's Studio says:

    I had a cat once his name was smoky this was when I was very little and if you left the bathroom door open when I was taking that he'd come in and he jumped in the bath but if I put him in water and I wasn't in the water he he would immediately jump out

  9. Peter JF says:

    We used to have a Turkish Van kedi, she loved water and would sometimes join us in the shower.

  10. kerry evans says:

    My cat eats down stairs and drinks water upstairs.

  11. Jama Fox says:

    Poor simon

  12. LemonDrop Kid says:

    I love turkish vans! They are my favorite breed and are so cool!

  13. Stavernet ! says:

    My cat follows me to the bathroom and sits on my lap while I try to use the facilities in peace

  14. scott b says:

    Mine seemed to be okay with water once he was wet getting him wet was rough. one wet but you could take a cup of water a poor it over the top of his head he would lean his head back close his eyes and let it run down his back with a smile on his face the he love towel time too like being petted I suppose.

  15. Honey Boi says:

    My cta is a short hair but she loves the rain. I don't know why…

  16. CenrryTH says:

    What happend to simon's cat (you know, the white one)

  17. Janilda Teresinha says:

    Parabéns pela sua criação e fazer adultos e crianças a esquecerem as dores da alma.

  18. Riley Watkins says:

    Why Do Most Cats, Unlike Mine Surprisingly, Hate Their Belly Rubbed?

  19. Emily Brick says:

    My cat use to love water he would always jump in the bath and enjoyed getting bathed

  20. Emily Brick says:

    My cat use to love every water he would always jump in the bath and tell me to turn the water on

  21. MissKittyUtube ** says:

    I bought a water fountain bowl for my cats they loved it! I learned a lot of stuff from this video, thank you!

  22. Joel Elmlund says:

    I once had a cat that loved water, and loved to relax in the sink especially if I turned on the tap just a bit so it dribbled over her.
    She was the same with water spraycans. You know how it is often used as a way to spray and "punish" the cat? Well we had a filled spraycan standing on the floor next to the tv sofa and she would often walk up, knock it over and meow as a sign she wanted to get sprayed! XD

  23. Elissa Celino says:

    My cat likes the water

  24. HalloweenLeafs says:

    I think if all the words I've ever said were tied together in order, the most common one would be: ACE!(ace is my cat); ACE NO!; ACE DOWN. NOW; ACE STOPPPP;ACE YOU MOTHER*bleep*ER!.
    But I still love my little butthole of a cat no matter what.

  25. Sean Not-telling says:

    My F1 Savannah Bella will get into a tube full of water and play with her rubber duckies.
    Then there was the time I tried one of the battery power clown fish toys and she went into
    the FULL tube head first trying to get at the fish swimming around. So now I only leave the
    ducks in and when the fish comes out I have to stay and watch.

  26. Lizzie says:

    My kitten 🐱 Mollie loves dipping her paws in her water 💦 bowl

  27. LittleMissMermaidQueen says:

    my cat is a bathroom cat. (and it's not just one cat!😬)

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  29. Dark_Wolf2290 says:

    Cats hate reason because i t makes there fur heavy

  30. Jazzy Juice says:


  31. Portia Parodies says:

    A Turkish van LOVES the water! Search it up!

  32. Angus Taylor says:

    This was both very entertaining & informative; I actually learned a few things 🙂

  33. Diane Crane says:

    My cat loves sleeping in my bathroom sink. So cute.

  34. Sir Nugget says:

    My cats prefer to drink out of a cup we put on the table. We don't know why and they don't like drinking out of their bowl as much either. it happened after we noticed they'd drink out of our cups so we ended up just putting one for them on the coffee table in the living room and that's usually their they drink. Sometimes my cat Daisy will dunk her paw in it then lick her paw too, they love water.

  35. Helmut Arndt says:

    We have two cats that when we shower wait in anticipation when we finish go in and drink the shower water.

  36. Zackaroni E. B. says:

    My cat must be weird. She'll only drink from a plastic cup we keep on the counter by the sink

  37. Emileewootenful says:

    My 17 year-old cat loved water until she fell in my bath!

  38. Joy Fielder says:

    Just love these cartoons…..thanks.

  39. Kari Fredrikson says:

    Thank you for contributing peace & happiness,to this screwed up world. I like to travel,but being a r3sponi

  40. Kari Fredrikson says:

    Responsible owner I always get a cat – sitter. Briana checks her water & food as well as her litter box.She plays with Tess.Tess doesn’t like me to leave. To show me her displeasure she throws up 2-3 times right in front of door downstairs. When I come home she meows in a very derisive manner for about 30 min. I sit down with her & use my most comforting tone in my voice. Then she wants me to pet her for 20-25 mins. Then she wants a new bowl of wet cat food. Following this rebonding, she walks away & ignores me. Hope you enjoyed my story!

  41. Kari Fredrikson says:

    Even though Tess has a running water bowl she prefers the bathtub. She’s very particular though. She watches until just the amount of water is trickling, then she will jump in & drink. Sometimes she’s not so trusting. She will jump into the tub,only after the water is turned off.

  42. Triplemania says:

    A friend of mine has a cat that loves to go under the shower. Whenever she showers, he'll sit between her legs. She's gotta dry him afterwards. Pretty peculiar cat 🙂

  43. Alex Shepherd says:

    That didn't answer the question.

  44. -Toomie- says:

    My cat sees me wash my face in the sink so I half to turn the sink on and she will get water on her paw and lick it

  45. Tim Berghoff says:

    My cat wouldnt touch a water bowl if you smacked him with it (not that I ever did that). No matter the type of bowl, the material it was made of or its location: he always drank from any stagnant puddle of water that he could find and that water didnt always look… particularly fresh. He kept on doing this until he passed on.

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  48. tablaqueen says:

    I once had a cat who liked to knock over the kettle to see the water pour out! I had to be very careful when boiling water for tea.

  49. Deadzio says:

    I don't understand having two taps in UK xD My cat drinks from glass xD

  50. Serenity Ice says:

    My cat loves water he will jump in after my shower and lay in the water!

  51. EritisX / Frost0x says:

    when I have the water bottle in my hand my cat instantly coming to me and she wants to I give some water from this bottle lol

  52. LifeGoddessTaimat says:

    I had a Turkish van who would turn the sink on and play in it. He once jumped into my dog's bathing tub when it was empty.

  53. LifeGoddessTaimat says:

    It's not really that cats hate water so much as they don't like being wet. With all that fur, being wet can be ucomfortable.

  54. Illusive[Brick] says:

    My cat was playing in the ivy outside and got immensely dirty! We had to clean her since she was most dirty in places she couldn’t reach.
    We cleaned her with baby soap much to her displeasure and had to pin her in a small corner of the bathroom while drying her, she in fact looked very skinny because her fur was drenched in water. She hates my sister and I to this day, but I was very surprised at how well she acted I only got a small scratch in my ankle, and a bite on my index finger that only tore the skin a tiny bit.

  55. THE Berrby says:

    My cat loves the bathtub.

  56. streak9381 says:

    My cat hates baths, yet doesn’t mind going outside when it’s drizzling to screw around in the rain (by that I mean rolling around in the plant soil, grass, etc. No hanky panky for him… He’s fixed.). He also loves drinking out of the tap in the bathroom, & waits for me to finish using the can so I can turn it on for him. Lol

  57. Saoirse Daly says:

    my cat called sparkle hates water so much but she loves the hot weather

  58. bielytulen says:

    one of my 🐱cats she was grey she thinks that the hole in the sink was a 🐁mouse hole

  59. mikkelnpetersen says:

    My aunts cat only wants to drink from running water, prefebly from the tap.

  60. BlueLemon oo7 says:

    Thank you!! this really helpep me!  😀 now my cat finally Drinks from ist water bowl! :)))

  61. Toro says:

    Simon, amo a tus gatitos!

  62. Subbura 1988 says:

    I miss my blk cat so much! R.I.P. 😭

  63. Rob Adams says:

    Simon needs to put the shower curtain INSIDE the run to keep the floor dry. Silly Simon.

  64. Starby Ray says:

    I am Bi-Animal lol.
    I had two cats and three Labradors. (You ALWAYS had to look before stepping anywhere indoors). The Cats were like chalk and cheese when it comes to everything The Tabby remained aloof around the dogs, HATES water including snow. She will not go out unless she absolutely has to when its raining etc. However my longhaired white cat LOVED water in all its forms. Loved drinking from the tap or would sit patiently trying to catch the drips just for fun. She was fascinted by the toilet and would climb up and sit on my shoulders if I was on the loo!!. Why I have no idea. She fished ALL my goldfish from the pond (she would bring them in and leave them on the stairs for me). She also occassionally fell in and would be half white and half algae green. She would skate on the ice trying to catch the fish in winter. She loved to pounce in the snow chasing imaginary mice. Her favourite place to sleep was between my 50kg black labradors front paws (which she would nudge into just the right position to make her comfy). He of course was a bighearted softy and would let her.

  65. Khalil Khalil says:

    Are these cars of yours still alive

  66. Laurie Swanson says:

    My cat Mittins loved water she was called a water baby 👶

  67. Claudia Venancio says:

    Eu amo o Simons Cat
    Parabéns, eu tenho mais de vinte gatos.

  68. Unistar 3082 says:

    They do hate water also thair thirsty

  69. Nazaria {I LIKE CHICKEN} says:

    My cat is gonna have her kittens tomorrow and I hope one of them likes water…jk imma keep the mother and kittens in the house

  70. Poli Pacez says:

    I lo ve the kitten anda is miaus

  71. Rodrigo Cruz says:

    Is it bad if I comment how strikingly beautiful Nicky Trevorrow is? She is gorgeous!

  72. Jackson M says:

    5:22 my cat does the same

  73. Puddyhoof Is The Best says:

    My cat always drinks out of the toilet

  74. Patricia Lavery says:

    My old tomcat taught himself to pee in the toilet.

  75. SpecialNewb says:

    I would suggest you keep the bathroom door closed to avoid these issues in the shower?

  76. Lynx South says:

    I do not think wild cats, big cats, or any other cats don't eat next to water because they're trying to avoid contaminating the water. As she said, for the most part they drink from running water, where contamination isn't an issue — think black bears during salmon runs, and those rivers stayed clean for millenia. Cats will eat wherever they feel safe. Next to water holes shared by hundreds of animals, including hyenas and the like, is not a safe place for any animal to eat. On the other hand, I've seen plenty of domestic cats eating some water critter beside a lake or the sea shore — they're not worried about their personal safety. Lots of cats toss food into their water dish. Sometimes these 'animal experts' astound me with their far-fetched theories: a little observation and common sense go a long way.

  77. rqku says:

    So my cat is okay with gently pouring water on him but whan he gets sprayed with water he get scared

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  79. Sylvia Hall says:

    my Siamese Bengal cross loves to be out in the rain my deaf cat likes the shower with me and my seal point likes to sit and watch

  80. Giuliano Cavallaro says:


  81. Bro Sev says:

    I got to cats my first cat i could tiger
    And he’s a boy and he has a sister to
    could pearl and pearl is scared of everything
    And those are my cats 🐈😻👍🐱😺

  82. Sarah Strong says:

    Thankyou for sharing.

  83. Aveture says:

    And that's why I'm strict about keeping my cats out of the bathroom.

  84. Alex Klatt says:

    Turkish Angoras love swimming.

  85. Katie Boo's Cell says:

    I was always told to have water near their food. I learned things here.

  86. kittycat0876 says:

    A couple of my cats join me in the shower and lay where they can even get wet

  87. Moonlit Witch says:

    teddy is my fav, what a sweet bean

  88. Anna Laura Sciucca says:

    So cuteeeee!!!

  89. P Heart says:

    My cat will only drink out of a mug.

  90. Joe C. says:

    I had a cat who insisted on being in the shower with me. He didn't mind the snow or the rain, either. 🙂

  91. Astragali says:

    I love that Simon drew a Wilford Brimley-style cat for when Nicky was talking about diabetic cats 😀

  92. DangerX6 Angel9 says:


  93. Deniz The Knightmare WOLF says:

    I live in Turkish and those are really really cute!

  94. MemGems says:

    Milo: loves the sink, sleeps in the sink. Loves water.
    Boomerang: hates water. Drinks from the sink
    Boo: hates water. Drinks from the sink
    Ollie: is terrified of the sink. Has PTSD from flea baths
    June: runs an hides anytime she hears the sink or shower.
    (Ret in peace baby) Alex: Loved water, loved the sink

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  96. Megan Baxter says:

    My cat likes to play with ice cubes in her water. Whenever I get ice she sits by the water and watches until I give her some

  97. Tanichi TV says:

    introduction :HELLO IM SIMON
    me:is that u gordon ramsay 😹

  98. Outdoors Bushman says:

    my cat ( Russian blue ) for some reason loves drinking the froth of my beer !, sometimes will try to lick my whisky with ice in it, I presume the ice is what he is after, imdoes not faze him, loves standing in the bathtub while shower is running, will happily let the water get to about 5 inches in height before jumping out, loves running tap water or really cold water in his bowl .

  99. Leroy C says:

    Can they drink from a glass bowl?

  100. Janine Harrison says:

    I have Bengal cats that love water. If there is a storm, they race outside through the dog door.

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