No matter how adorable pets are, sometimes they just lose control and give in to their natural instincts. These include actions like scratching, tearing, digging, chewing. and marking their territory on the most unexpected items. But at the end of the day, no matter how much your pet annoys you, you just have to accept it, because no one can replace your loyal friend.
Have you ever caught your fur-friend making a huge mess at home? Under a challenge created by Wonder Homie, many people shared pics of their pets destroying something. While some are extremely hilarious, others are a bit heartbreaking. So check out this list of destructive pets and share your own experiences with us in the comments!
#1 Just A Broken Plant And No Regrets
#2 He Chewed A Hole Through The Towel And Stuck His Head Through It
#3 For A Moment She Looked Guilty, But Continued Anyways
#4 Did We Adopt The Kool-Aid Man?
#5 A Position Of No Regret
#6 Look At Him Ruining A Doll House
Yody Blass is a certified animal behaviorist and is the owner and director of Companion Animal Behavior in Northern Virginia. He explained that pets can get destructive for three main reasons: “Young pets who are either teething or are in need of training regarding appropriate chew items; pets who are bored; pets with anxiety issues, including separation anxiety, panic disorder, and OCD.”
According to Wendy Kruger and Samantha Prior, a dog behavior and training specialist and the cat advisor at Wood Green, The Animals Charity in Godmanchester respectively, being ‘destructive’ is fully normal for animals. They stated that the extent of animals’ destructive nature is determined by their basic needs and emotional state.
#7 Destroyed-Stuffed-Cow Costume
#8 He Bought The Sprinkler In Through The Doggy Door
#9 Lolly The Destroyer
#10 How Could You Get Angry When She’s Looking At You Like That
#11 It Was A Cat, Bro
#12 My Husband Screamed While Showering, Walked Into This
Boredom is also a common reason for pets to be destructive. For example, an under-exercised dog can find immense excitement and entertainment in shredding a pillow. Also, a kitty without any toys might explore his hunting skills by scratching the sofa. Indoor-only pets are more likely to act destructively due to frustration. Therefore, it’s vital to provide your pets with adequate physical activities, and proper guidance on what’s appropriate to chew.
To fix your pet’s destructive behaviors, it’s important to analyze your pet and figure out what’s best for him. Owners should research their pets’ basic needs considering the age, and ensure that those needs are being met. If the destructive behavior continues, it’s important to seek professional help to ensure your pet’s well-being.
#13 The Innocent Look Though