Have you come back home to a TP catastrophe? Is your cat a master TP kicker and shredder? Did you just buy a 6 pack of TP from Costco and returned to see it shredded all over the living room floor? Well, this family did:
So, what is it about toilet paper that drives cats to kill it, shred it and chew it with such pleasure?
Maybe all the toys in all the world are not as good as a roll of toilet paper when it comes to substituting prey. Cats need to express natural desires and a major desire is to hunt.
There is little chance to do that in the modern domestic cat world if you are a full-time indoor cat. And there are lots of those in the United States. Perhaps we need to do a survey to find out if more indoor cats than outdoor cats like to attack TP.
My guess, for what it is worth, is that a new roll of super soft toilet paper has a nice consistency and feel that is not that far from the feel of a mouse!
Ok the shape and color are different but the softness and the squeezability of a roll of TP is a bit like a small mammal…. Got to attack it and shred it with the hind paws. It is as if a cat’s pent up desires to hunt and kill come out in a burst of activity.
What do you think?