Cat tears up toilet paper roll
Anyone know why
They think of it as a toy.
No, because they are kept out of reach, and that includes paper towels. The TP is kept in a 3 lb plastic margarine tub, so they cannot claw it.
Tearing up TP or paper towels is a way of self entertainment, and you hope they grow out of it. Apparently, with the last time paper towels were left out, 5 years of age is still too young.
We have three cats. They have never done this. You can try putting a cat scratcher in or nearby the bathroom. Cats need scratchers to file their nails naturally. They like a variety of surfaces. If this doesn’t work then keep the toilet paper out of reach of kitty.