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For the past couple weeks, my cat has been begging me to lift her up onto the ledge in my basement room to look out the window. Two nights ago, last night and this morning, I caught her drinking out of my 1 gallon aquarium that I have pond snails in. This won't hurt her, will it?<br><br><br><br>
My room is a clutter, so I'm going to relocate the tank today... I just want to make sure that it didn't hurt her.<br><br><br><br>
I'll probably stick a little bowl and a towel up there for her... she loves it up there... and the only time she lets me pick her up is if I'm going to put her on that ledge.<br><br><br><br>
It was kind of funny... 1:00 in the morning, I hear a tinkling sound... "Oh gosh, something is wrong with one of my aquariums!" I look up and see her hunched over the aquarium. Last night she did it as soon as I put her up there.
 

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My cat used to do that too! She would stand on the thin ledge of my aquarium. I don't think its bad for them. I just wouldn't put in snail killer or anything in the water. I think if the chemicals are safe for fish they should be safe for your cat.
 

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The only reason I have snails in there because my friend had a few and wanted to kill them... so I took them.
 

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It shouldnt hurt her, was there any med. or any harsh chemicals put in the water recently?<br><br><br><br>
that was sweet of you to save the snails <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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My cats drink out of the toilet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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if you're using chemicals i'd say yes depending on which ones, if not i'm sure it's fine.<br><br><br><br>
chems that are safe for fish may not be safe for mammals.
 

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aquariums should have hoods because there are lights attached for the fish/snails/etc.<br><br><br><br>
if it doesn't have a hood, consider looking around for one. sometimes pet supply stores get broken aquariums and they mark them down so you could get a hood that way.<br><br><br><br>
also, with such a small aquarium, it wouldn't be hard for them to get knocked over.<br><br><br><br>
depending on what chemicals are in there, how clean the water is, the food you're feeding.... those are things you need to look out for.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>LadyFaile</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br><br><br>
chems that are safe for fish may not be safe for mammals.</div>
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I told her that they should be safe for her cats if they are safe for her fish. Sorry! Lady Faile is right!
 

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My cat did this when I had an aquarium. She fell in twice but it didn't stop her (she's a weird thing, she plays in the rain, to). I put a chicken wire cover over the tank to keep her out and stop her drinking from it but she climbed on that and it collapsed, dunking her again. She <i>i</i> still climbed on it. Guess she liked baths. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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My cat used to do this as well, we were always more concerned about the fish but seeing as how you don't have any fish...<br><br><br><br>
That was so nice to save those snails, most people wouldn't save snails
 

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My brothers cats used to annoy me and drink out of my tanks. esepcially my breeding tanks which were specially prepared with water conditioners to promote breeding. I chased them away.
 

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I moved the tank and put up a bowl of water for her. She drinks out of the water, but silly me, she could now easily step over the bowl and over to my plants. I came into my room to find my little bamboo shoot on the window ledge. It's okay, but I had to move the plants as well, all for one spoiled cat.<br><br><br><br>
She woke me up this morning wanting to get up... she was climbing all over me, trying to look up...
 

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Do you feed your cat veg food? Maybe she just wanted some seafood flavored water! But yeah, she prolly is fine long as it isn't habitual.
 

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She may like it if you've got a filter or something in there that makes the water move. Cats instictually are drawn to running water because stagnant water isn't "safe" to drink in the wild. My cats have a Drinkwell fountain and they looove having running water available all the time!
 

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There wasn't a filter in the aquarium. Only water, snails and decorations.<br><br><br><br>
The other day, when I was in the middle of doing a water change, the phone rang. I had a 2 gallon bucket sitting on the floor, full of water. When I got off the phone, the cat was staring into the bucket. I asked her what she was up to. She looked at me and then started drinking out of the bucket =P
 
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