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NT8

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Male cat, Slash, (7), gets a whisked egg every evening and is very partial to raw sliced mushrooms..another, LeeLoo, (5), likes to eat uncooked spaghetti and raw red peppers, her sister, Frisky, eats a handful of rice Krispies maybe once a week and if you leave baked beans on a plate she'll hoover those up aswell. Are any of these harmful to cats? They've been doing it forever but now I have access to this site with other cat owners, would hate to think it's harming them in the long run...their diet is normal the other 90 per cent of the time. They weird?!
 
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javannalynn

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When i had Tubby Cat and lizards his favorite treat was a cricket. I would throw them on the living room floor and he would chase it a minute or 2 and eat it. he knew the sound of them running around in the bag when i came home. It was entertaining.
 
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One of Finn's favorite treats is fish food. He hears me shaking the container and comes running for his share.
Yep, we got two turtles and the cats used to knock the food over and scoff the lot..we keep it in a lockable container! Hope Finn sticks with the food and ignores the actual fish!:biggrin:
 

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Toffee has a taste for tin foil. I don't know what could be so appealing about that! He still hasn't seemed to learn that it's not edible, even when we stop him from eating it...
I think it's quite common for cats to eat food that isn't designated for them; Toffee and Fudge have both been known to eat things like chips, cupcakes, potato farls, coffee, teabags (!) etc.
 
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mikameek

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When i had Tubby Cat and lizards his favorite treat was a cricket. I would throw them on the living room floor and he would chase it a minute or 2 and eat it. he knew the sound of them running around in the bag when i came home. It was entertaining.
Actually, they suggest crickets for cats when putting them on a raw diet. It sounds less crazy when you think about what a cat would be able to hunt and catch in the wild. :p
They actually recommend doing it once a week, getting a batch of crickets and throwing them in a bathtub for the cat.
 

mikameek

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My cat Mika is weirdly into plastic too, but like plastic holders for water bottles and the rings for sodas and gatoraid. She also loves a good dried out leaf too. She dive bombs for them when someone drags one in from outside.
 
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I have a plastic licker, too—Iris—and certain magazines. She prefers National Geographic. She also likes to lick the labels on shipping boxes. And for some odd reason, she licks the edges of the litter boxes, the sharp edge underneath where it curls around. I’ve scrubbed the boxes a dozen times, but she still does it.

And Lily loves tomatoes. :)
 

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Marx loves potatoes. French fries, mashed, baked... Any kind is good. We can eat all the meat in the world, he wouldn't care, but if he smells potatoes he goes wild. It's ironic considering the time I spend looking for new no carb foods for him :D
 
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NT8

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Toffee has a taste for tin foil. I don't know what could be so appealing about that! He still hasn't seemed to learn that it's not edible, even when we stop him from eating it...
I think it's quite common for cats to eat food that isn't designated for them; Toffee and Fudge have both been known to eat things like chips, cupcakes, potato farls, coffee, teabags (!) etc.
:lol::lol::lol:
 

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Smokey will eat crumpled kleenex, but not straight kleenex. She's also a big plastic licker. She will also eat any polyethylene packing foam she finds, so we have to keep that hidden out of her reach.
 
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mekkababble

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Yep, we got two turtles and the cats used to knock the food over and scoff the lot..we keep it in a lockable container! Hope Finn sticks with the food and ignores the actual fish!:biggrin:
He doesn't. He'll bat away at the poor fish for 15 minutes at a time. The fish is well protected so I'm not worried about Finn hurting his 'pet'.
 

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Ailish likes old dried up dead plant material. The nastier and drier the better. I first noticed this one Christmas when I saw her eating old greens that were around and should have been tossed. Then she starting taking bites out of these ancient sorghum fronds my mother has in a tall vase. I got her a lush green grass feeder they have for cats and, of course, she wanted no part of it. It must be dead and it must be attached to the original plant. No eating something off the floor, that's what dogs do! People food of any kind? Not so much. "What is this THING and what do you expect me to do with it?"
 

qissycat

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My girl Vanta has eaten some pretty nasty s*&t. She once ate rotten raw chicken that I accidentally left out in 100deg weather. Another time, my other girl Yuki threw up right after her dinner (food sensitivity). I went to fetch stuff to clean with and came back to Vanta eating Yuki's sick. Like literally eating fresh steaming vomit. ***.

Rushed her to the vet both times and came back as healthy as can be. I mean it's not like i starve her, I feed her 200g of raw food a day. Been dewormed and vaccinated so I really don't know where her taste for gross nasty things come from. Her stomach must be made of steel.
 
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