Cats are hardwired to hunt for their food, so knocking things over may be a manifestation of this instinct. The cat's paw pads are very sensitive, and they like to use their paws to test and explore the objects. The movement, sound, touch or feel of the object helps the cat understand what might be safe or not. Knocking over objects provides another way for a cat to get your reaction. It is also fun for a cat to knock things over. It is part of stalking prey and chase with the movement. Make sure that your cat has plenty of appropriate toys. Rotate the toys from time to time to make it more exciting for the cat. If your cat has a habit of knocking things over for your attention, it is best to ignore the behavior and put away the breakables.
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