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National Watermelon Day: Ways To Celebrate With Cats & Watermelons

Hot weather and watermelons go together like cats and cardboard boxes, so it’s fitting that National Watermelon Day falls right around the hottest part of summer on August 3rd.

Are you ready to celebrate the holiday with some delicious watermelon and your favorite furry friend?

In anticipation of that wondrous holiday, let’s take a look at how the feline form and the juicy fruit are actually very closely related.

Share Your Watermelon With Your Cat

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First up, your cat can definitely eat watermelon if they so desire. That said, check with your vet first to be safe.

As cats cannot taste the sweetness of watermelon, it’s the water content of the fruit that they’re attracted to.

The added fiber boost is a healthy bonus, too. Just make sure to remove all seeds and the rind.

Oh, and the idea of cats feasting on watermelons translates over to the big cat world too, where lions and tigers love to demolish whole watermelons.

Let Your Cat Play With A Watermelon

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Before you chow down on watermelon, let your feline try getting to grips with a watermelon play session.

Yep, according to social media, some cats enjoy nothing more than to roll around on the floor using a watermelon as an oversized ball.

Although, it’s probably a smart idea to begin with smaller watermelons before graduating to the behemoths.

Turn Your Watermelon Into A Cat


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If you fancy a little naturalistic role reversal, turn your handsome watermelon into something that resembles a cat.

Popular methods include sticking pieces of other fruit to the watermelon so that it resembles a feline’s face, or taking a slice of melon and using some carefully positioned seeds to create a cat’s eyes, nose and whiskers on the pink flesh.

Consider it an early cat-o-lantern before pumpkin season!

Check Out The Watermelon Hat Cats!

Finally, a few years ago, the ultimate in cat-watermelon interaction took place over in Japan when a video of three cats wearing quarter pieces of watermelons as hats hit YouTube.

Starring role goes to the ginger cat situated house left who lays there looking dignified while his two pals eventually ditch their watermelon hats and saunter off.

Are you excited for National Watermelon Day? Has your cat ever tasted watermelon? Let us know in the comments below!

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