The strangest thing your cat has ever eaten and enjoyed
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I had an algae tablet in my hand, preparatory to putting it in the tank to feed our plecostomus Big Guy (9" long, truly a big guy compared to the other fish in the tank).
I unintentionally rested my hand on the edge of the kitty condo, and Kitty William leaned over and grabbed the tablet. He crunched it and ate it just like a kitty treat and looked around for more.
No harmful effects; in fact, both my daughter and I swear that his coat is softer since his algae tablet snack.
Has anybody else had their kitty eat something really strange and enjoy it?
I have had other cats go nuts over popcorn and broccoli, but the algae tablet seemed the strangest.
My cat loves to lick my oatmeal bowl, too, and any bread or cracker crumbs that are about.
I thought cats were carnivores!
They are, but carnivores don't eat only meat. Cats are always noshing on plants.
But, out of all the odd things she eats, her very favorite thing is ice cold watermelon! I guess she's a truly Southern cat.
Other than that, she likes all the other "normal" cat stuff.
Though one kit likes ot munch on Camel Back Crickets. Don't ask me why, I guess it's the challenge of catching them...
Two of our cats can be led around the yard with a clump of crabgrass. They get outdoor time and I get weeding done at the same time. I can't really let them eat it too much, since they inevitably wait until they are back inside to throw it up. :oP
And then there's Hobgoblin, who likes to "taste" the corners of my books...
She and my other girl, Trixie, love chickpeas to distraction. Trixie scarfs down anything leafy and green, even celery tops. She'll try to jump into the crisper drawer when I have it open.
The little weirdettes!
Moonpie likes everything, and I've caught him trying to eat the blinds. As far as edible things, he loves anything dairy or meat (except fast food hamburgers), and delights in bits of vegetable or potato or bread that falls to the floor. We think he was a dog in a past life...:grin:
Moonpie also likes to sit up, like a Meerkat, and beg whenever anyone eats.
Tiger Lilly will sit--quietly--and watch every thing I eat, going from the plate to my mouth. I swear the expression on her face is meanacing, until I finally can't bear it any longer, and I give her a sample of what I'm eating.
Sometimes, once she sniffs it, she will walk away in disdain. Other times, she eats what I've given her, and strolls away with her superiority over me confirmed. It's very lowering. 8^)
Gurl is a try everything once type of cat, but she dearly loves rotel dip and ie cream. We keep it to about less than a teaspoons worth, but if you could see her get brain freeze when eating her spoonful too fast--it's a riot :)
Also, my vet told me years ago that as long as the cat is genuinely interested in the food item and it's given in a reasonable amount, it should do them no harm.
31 Never an issue for ours when they ate it, but then again the quantity they consumed was considerably less than a human:)
Nice to see the name again. :)
I had a cat that used to like to lick the salt off the tops of crackers...
She used to bring slugs inside, not sure if she was eating or just playing with them, but a couple of times I had to wash a lot of slime off her face - sooo gross! Thankfully that hasnt hapenned for a while...
My Taji wants whatever I've got, I think if he was a dog he'd be a labrador!
Java likes flies. A fly loose in the house is about the only thing to get him up off my bed during the day.
The how-to books say that mixing bits of cut-up towelling in with the cat's feed will help stop it eating your best sweater.
For anyone with a kitten with that tendency - put away all your woollens until it is nine months old and it probably won't bother to eat them after that.
I wonder how long she spent trying to spit out the thread before she decided it was time to seek human intervention.
I'm so glad I've never had a cat prone to pica. I don't fancy losing my shoe laces....
Then I remembered how much she likes deli ham, and that I had bought some. She drove me nuts, while I was trying to put away the groceries. After she calmed down, I got a tiny bit of the ham to give her. She never gets treats when she is behaving badly. I don't want her to think she's going to get a "reward" when she's a bad girl!
Moonpie does beg from my spouse, though, because he succumbs to the mournful looks aimed his way...
My husband also feeds dogs at the table, should any be visiting, or should we be visiting a house where one lives. Bad influence.
My cats are definite goners. Out of the 11 categories listed, they have 6 of the items occasionally, and, well, one item, the raw meat and bones, is their daily food. So, they are doomed.
Sorry, I just couldn't resist poking fun at that list. I know you had good intentions pointing it out, but, well, the list just might be wrong. See, I've fed raw meat and bones to my cats as their only food source for ~20 years without problems and when I have to force-feed a rescue cat, I use goat's milk and liver.
Breyers ice cream was buy one get one free, so I have a couple half gallons in the freezer. When I eat ice cream, my dog Tirzah sits on my right, and Moonpie sits on my left, and I take turns dropping little bits of ice cream on the floor...oh, wait, it doesn't get to the floor on the dog's side. :D
>65 staffordcastle: Raw chicken bones are not a question. While mice bones are tiny, cats do catch and eat rabbits -- bones included. Rabbit bones are denser that chicken bones, but cats do not have problem with them.
I guess I should emphasize I'm talking about raw chicken bones and not cooked. Cooked bones splinter and can cause problems, but raw bones don't splinter.
Back in the late 60s, I had a Siamese called Stonn who adored sweet-corn on the cob. He'd knaw on a cob for hours.
Breagha is passionately fond of vanilla ice cream or plain yoghurt, but not much interested if I put a little milk in a saucer - though she'll drink it out of my glass.
And if any of them are given something they *really* like, they'll grab the bit and run away growling - presumably to keep the others off.
Having said that though...
Last night, I was having a cup of tea (British tea - hot, milky) and I look down only to find Charley's head shoved inside. He emerged with a blissful look, tea around his chops.
Thank god he didn't hurl it up.
I'm sorry for Tiger Lily, but Spencer, Robbie, and the rest of my herd are always mooching cheese. Spencer and Robbie are the Connoisseurs of Cheese. The both love blue cheese, but Spencer's favorite is brie and Robbie is more a smoked gouda type of cat.
I've only had one cat which had a lactose problem. And he could eat goat cheese with no problem.
I had never given her smoked cheese before, or anything that has been smoked, so I'm going to be very careful of that in future.
I have a problem with one of my cats. She has stopped eating. I have isolated her from the other cats and given her different things to eat and yesterday she ate a little bit of tuna but nothing else. She won't even eat the bits of cheese. I am quite worried. It is not hairballs, and she's lost quite a bit of weight. I am taking her in to the vet tomorrow but any advice is welcome.
One of mine turned crabby and loud, while losing weight and it turned out to be a thyroid problem. She was skin and bones and bad attitude. Once diagnosed and treated, she was well for another 6 or 7 years.
Did you get her to the vet yet?
She then decorated our couch with the partially digested ribbons. Not so festive.
Today my Moonpie ate some 'All Fruit' (jam made without sugar).
One caveat, the cat who got skunked has never minded getting washed. I have no idea if this would work with a bath-phobic cat.
As you probably know, we in Aussie don't really have a "Skunk" like creature, but that info. is still usefull if I (or my Cats) ever run into a skunk! :-)
I can't imagine living somewhere where I didn't have to worry about getting up in the middle of a warm summer night to close all the windows because something spooked one of our resident skunks. They are just lucky I'm an animal lover!
Errr... Let's see?
Yep. CATS! :-)
This morning Coco Chanel ate burned bacon.
A. Frozen. Pea.
Gave her another one today just for the hell of it. Same reaction. A new treat for Harvey.
Cats are weird.
But, NO! She ran off as though I had poured scalding water on her.
Don't know what was wrong, maybe the lemon pepper, but yes, "cats are weird."
Dad once did an experiment on Lizzys tastes.
Well he was a Statistician.
He put out: Raw chicken, cooked chicken, Premium mince, raw fish, smoked Salmon, some Salmon roe and IAMS.
Lizzy had a sniff of each but only ate the IAMS.
Now that MAX has entered the building (and initially was not that taken with the dry stuff) and I started to give him a bit of canned food, Lizzy decided that that gravey (but only the gravey) wasn't too bad. Before Max, she wouldn't have even dained to sniff that "canned muck".
Hmm. Must try them on frozen peas. :-)
PS. Max only eats mince if it's "stolen" from my bird feeder.
The exact same mince inside is ignored.
Java will only eat dry cat food, although on occasion he might lower himself to eat a kitty treat, or drink some tuna fish water (drained from the can).
Moonpie will eat almost anything...
The other day I brought home Anise. It wasn't in the door 2 seconds and Sascha was chewing the fronds. I was planning on using them but not anymore.
Shakespeare is a pain when a new bag of litter comes in the house. He doesn't eat it, but if we don't put it away in a locked (baby safe lock mechanism that we bought strictly for this purpose), he will chew through the bag and then have a glorious time spreading the litter all over the place! He doesn't use it...or hasn't yet, but still.....
Rembrandt is a crazy cat when it comes to milk. I bring the plastic jug out of the fridge and he's on my heels just begging for a little. We're afraid to give him to much because fo the possiblility of diarrhea, but about half a teaspoon seems to satisfy his cravings.
When I open a carton, he comes over, sits up and begs. He looks like a Meerkat...
He would also steal used scrubbing pads from the kitchen sink and play with them and chew on them all over the house. I had a Christmas garland made from some leaves (maybe palm leaves) folded into stars and painted gold. He chewed on several and ate one of the stars, then puked it up.
MacDuff likes to clean out my oatmeal bowl.
I had another cat once that loved dried pineapple. Whenever I had some he would show up and insist on having some, even if he was nowhere to be seen when I got it out.
Does it have to be a particular flavor? My cat Alex begs for anything daddy is eating, until he smells/tastes it. Funny, he loves strawberry yogurt, doesn't care for blueberry. The fruit he doesn't like... probably because I prefer peach and pineapple.
Seeing a cat try to get the taste of fresh pineapple out of his mouth is amusing. I just wish I had my camera to get a vid of it. :>
My cats love those microfleece blankets - we have two of them out in the living room - and anybody using one is an instant cat magnet. Coco hasn't tried to chew them either.
My two favorite flavors are coffee and lemon, and he likes them both.
He also would beg dried fruit and nuts when I used to eat trail mix...and yes, he'd eat the stuff!
One of my critters actually LIKES pineapple. I was eating some and he was begging so I figured I'd give him a piece, he wouldn't like it, and stop begging. But he ate that piece and three or four more!
My late cat Sylvia liked tomatoes and basil on penne. No chicken. No cheese. Go figure.
This morning Tilly was sitting all hunched over as she does when she's eaten too quick & is about to bring it back up, Taji was fully stalking her waiting for her to chuck so he could have a second breakfast!!!
The silliest part is I think that she eats too quick coz Taji's a guts & if she's slow he will sometimes push in & eat from her bowl too, but when she rushes she just loses the whole meal to him anyway...
PS: I have this mug.
Our kitten Buzz is in the "wow, water is interesting" period and is knocking down water glasses/vases/jugs whenever he finds them. Yesterday I mopped the bathroom up twice. We were not amused.
Buzz also managed to chew on one of those packets of chemicals put in shoeboxes to keep them dry or whatever, before I noticed and got it away from him. He didn't ingest anything. Cats. They are sometimes worse than toddlers.
Thank goodness he got over that very frustrating stage!
At least she has good taste... *sigh*
Then again, she also likes flies.
They play with them for hours and I find them abandoned in the oddest places where they have been unable to retrieve them. I put them back where they can find them again ... naturally.