Why do cats bury their stool?

Cats instinctively bury their feces in sand, dirt, or in a house, litter, because it is a good way to hide their presence from other cats or from predators. If you think about it, leaving glops of dung around for anyone to find isn't a great way to keep a low profile in the wild. Other animals will smell them and may decide to wait around for the cat. Burying them gets rid of the odor, and because cats in the wild stick to their own territory and don't roam all that far, it keeps that area safe for the cat if any predators happen to pass through.


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