19. Toileting: African wildcat

Toileting is a vulnerable activity for an African wildcat, so it chooses a safe and private location towards the edge of its territory. They steer clear of toileting near to areas in which they eat or drink to avoid contamination of their food and water.

African wildcats bury their deposits in the sand of the savannah, maybe to elude detection by prey or potential predators. Watch the video to see an example.

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Video: An African wildcat in its natural habitat (this video has not been created by Cats Protection, you may wish to mute the sound)

Did you know

Did you know most cats generally like to toilet in a fine sandy substrate (cat litter) that mimics their natural savannah environment with enough depth to be able to bury their deposits?