An expert reveals why cats like to knock things over

Cats are known for knocking things over for no apparent reason, but now science has an explanation for the bizarre behavior.

Dr. Eric Doughtery of The Cat Practice explains, "Unlike dogs or cows that we've domesticated, cats are self-domesticated and don't need humans to survive. Cats use us and [knocking things over] is just a way of getting what they want..." In other words, they knock your stuff over for attention.

Doughtery says to minimize this kind of behavior you can buy your kitty a high perch or create a quiet, secluded place for it to hang out in. Another expert says if it becomes a serious problem you could simply cover shelves and tables with double-sided tape.  HAHA!

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