Cats have a knack for knocking things over. Whilst this quirky behaviour can be funny sometimes, other times it leaves us with a mess to clean up. According to PetMD, knocking objects over or off of shelves and tables may be a way for your cats to express their prey drive, explore their surroundings, and get your attention, and simply because it's fun.
As carnivores and predators, cats are natural hunters. When your cats start pawing at objects, it's akin to them batting around prey. Your cats may toy with the objects on the edge of the counter to hone their hunting instincts.
Attention seeking behaviour is most common in cats who don't get enough stimulation from their home environment and it can also occur when your cats want to alert you to the fact that it's feeding time.
If cats are not adequately entertained, they succumb to simple boredom and will find their own sources of amusement.
Cats are endlessly curious and love to explore, finding certain aspects of play.
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