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?