Why Does My Siamese Cat Like to Knock Things Over?

Cats knocking things over is something of an internet phenomenon. You can call it clumsiness or something else, but you can’t deny that they can be entertaining. They can also be destructive at the same time. 

Siamese cats seem to be prone to his behavior. Siamese cats are so curious and active. They can’t help but investigate everything around them, even if they knock over a few things in the process. 

In this article, we’ll look at why Siamese cats like to knock things over. I’ll also discuss what you can do to help prevent your kitty from being so destructive. 

Why Does My Cat Like To Knock Things Over?

Most cat owners have, at some point, come home to find their favorite vase shattered on the floor. It may seem like your cat is causing mischief, but there’s a reason behind this behavior. 

1. Siamese cats have nimble bodies and athletic abilities.

They love to run and jump, and their long legs make them especially good at leaping. This can be great fun for them, but it’s not so great for you if you have a collection of glass figurines on your shelf. 

Siamese cats seem to delight in sending breakable objects crashing to the floor. 

2. Siamese cats love to climb and often use furniture and other objects as launch pads. Knocking things over is their way of clearing obstacles from their path. 

Try redirecting his energy by providing him with plenty of climbing opportunities. Cat trees and scratching posts allow your cat to climb without causing havoc in your home. 

3. Your Siamese cat is trying to have some fun. While it may seem harmless fun, if those items are breakable, you could be dealing with shards of glasses. Not only is this dangerous for your cat, but it can also pose a threat to everyone in the house. 

Siamese cat looking at owner with shatterred glass and beverage spill all over the floor...

One way to deal with this behavior is to provide your cat with plenty of toys and playtime. This will help to keep him occupied and prevent him from knocking things over when you’re not around. 

4. Cats are natural explorers, and they love to investigate their surroundings. This impulse is strong in Siamese cats, who are best known for their curious nature. They can’t help but take a closer look when they see something out of place. Unfortunately, this results in them knocking things over in their quest for knowledge. 

5. Siamese cats are well known for their hunting abilities in the wild. Their instinct is to strike at anything resembling their prey, including toys. 

Robyn was so enthusiastic about chasing bugs and mice that she often knocked things over her path. Luckily, she didn’t break anything. But it did give me a scare! 

6. Siamese cats may knock things over because of pain or other medical issues. 

Several medical conditions can cause Siamese cats to be more active than usual. It’s a good idea to take them to the vet to rule out any underlying medical issues. 

Do Cats Knock Things Over For Attention? 

Our feline friends can be very demanding. They are experts at knowing what buttons to push to get what they want, whether it’s meowing, pawing, or even biting. Your cat will resort to whatever behavior gets the result. 

Siamese cats are social creatures and need a lot of interaction with their owners. They may start knocking things over to get your attention if they feel neglected. 

The best way to stop your Siamese cat from knocking things over is to ensure you meet their needs. Spend time playing with them, and give them lots of love and attention. 

How Do You Stop Cats From Knocking Things Over? 

Siamese cat looking at a vase planning to knock it over...

There are a few things you can do to make your home more cat-proof if you’re tired of your cat making a mess of your things. Start by doing a walk-through of your house and identify any potential hazards. 

1. Try to keep your cat away from your breakable things and fragile decorations. 

My Siamese cat, Batman, loves to sleep all day. He’ll curl up in a sunny spot in the living room and doze for hours. But when night falls, he comes alive and starts bouncing off the walls, knocking things over. 

I used to get frustrated with him, but I’ve accepted that this is his nature. He’s a Siamese cat, after all, and they’re known for being high-energy and playful. 

Now, I keep my breakable items out of his reach and enjoy watching him have fun. 

2. Use double-sided tape on surfaces where you don’t want your cat to go. The sticky feeling of the surface will deter your cat from jumping on the counter or shelves. 

3. You can put rubber pads on the bottom of furniture legs to prevent them from slipping and falling. 

4. You can also try using repellents designed for cats. These products usually contain citrus scents that cats dislike. You can spray them on furniture or in areas where you don’t want your cat to go. 

5. Don’t leave open food and water bowls on low surfaces; ensure your pet’s litter tray is at least a foot off the ground. 

6. It’s best to leave your toilet seat down if you keep various items at the back of the toilet! Siamese cats enjoy knocking each item into the toilet. It’s all part of their fascination with water. 

Make sure to keep your bathroom tidy and free of any tempting objects. Otherwise, you’re likely to find your toilet paper roll or shampoo bottle taking a swim. 

7. Put away scissors, knives, and other sharp objects where your cat cannot get to them. 

8. Store all medications and cleaning materials out of your cat’s reach. You should also keep your cosmetics in a safe place, as many contain ingredients that can be toxic to cats. 

9. Avoid decorations that include cords, fringes, or beads. Siamese cats are notorious for playing with and swallowing these things. This can cause digestive problems or blockages in your feline friend. 

10. Train your cat to use certain areas as their own personal spaces. Try getting your kitty a cat tree or other furniture they can chill on if he likes to lounge on high places. This helps keep him off your stuff and makes it easier for him to play and jump around. 


There are several reasons why your Siamese cat likes to knock things over. Some cats may do this to play, while others may do it to get attention. 

Figure out why your cat behaves in a way you don’t understand. This will help you create the proper environment and stimulation for your feline. 

Want to learn more about your Siamese cat’s behavior? We have compiled every information you need to navigate through the fascinating world of Siamese cats: Everything About a Siamese Cat’s Behavior: A Comprehensive Guide

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