Poop Zoomies



Poop Zoomies is not an official term (I don’t think!), but it describes behaviour in some cats where they do a victory lap after doing a number two. Fluffy will shoot out of the sandbox box like a runner off the starting blocks and then do celebratory laps around the house for up to five minutes. My other cat does not do it.

I always wondered why it was – did he feel all light and airy after doing his business? Was he trying to outrun the smell?

Apparently it happens fairly often with cats and is a survival instinct. They are vulnerable to predators when answering the call of nature so they get away from it as fast as possible because they are easily tracked by their spoor. That is probably why domestic cats and wolf-dogs cover their droppings.

Do any of you have animals that do this?

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

7 thoughts

  1. I have never had a cat do that and all of mine of been inside cats. I am surprised because I have 3 cats and one of mine like to the be the “King” around here.

  2. omg yesssss, and it’s my signal to dash to the litterbox and cover up the stench before it wafts through the house! My stinkiest pooper doesn’t cover up his deposits- he just makes a dash for it!

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