Post Published on May 11, 2011 | Last Updated on February 2, 2021 by Jenny
When I lived in Albuquerque, my boyfriend’s cat at the time loved to go outside and roll in the dirt. I thought it was pretty gross at the time because she came in the house with all this dirt on her. Sorta like PigPen from Charlie Brown.
When I let Rags outside for the last 4 years of his life, he didn’t roll around at all outside. My parents’ Ragdoll cats, Caymus and Murphy, roll around but only on my parents’ patio – and they do it on my patio if they come over here too. However, Charlie and Trigg are both dirt rollers. This is also the reason I need flea control, I am guessing. Although I am learning that flea control also has to do with what your kitty eats – more on that later when I have finished my research on it.
Of course, for your kitty to be a dirt roller, then more than likely you let her or him outside…so there will be exceptions here, I have no doubt.
I am curious to know if this is normal Ragdoll cat behavior or not. Does anyone know why they do it? I have heard it’s so that they will musk their own scent or something.
Does your cat roll in the dirt? Why do cats like to roll in dirt? Share in the comments, we would like to know.