PDA

View Full Version : what's with my cat and bread products?


abuse angel
11-20-2001, 09:28 PM
my cat loves bread. if any type of bread product is left out, he will rip the package open and steal some to be eaten under the bed. just now i had to shoo him away from the package of bagels i left on the table.

i don't think he's hungry; his bowl was recently filled. would there be a reason that bread would attract him? is it possible that bread is the easiest thing to break into, so that's what he goes for (or what i notice him going for)? although, if a hamburger is left out, he'll steal the bun and not the meat.

abuse angel
11-20-2001, 10:07 PM
*bump*

royjwood
11-20-2001, 11:08 PM
My friends had some cats that loved potato chips, too.

dogbutler
11-20-2001, 11:25 PM
My cat eats Milk Bones.

Little Bird
11-20-2001, 11:36 PM
My cat does it too. He's very weird. No, enigmatic. Cats are mysterious and enigmatic. We will never understand them, so we must stop trying.

Markxxx
11-20-2001, 11:56 PM
According to a NOVA special particular cats often have PARTICULAR tastes.

The most common are plants. Many cats turn into ravenous herbavores. They just like the taste.

It seems your cat discovered a taste it likes.

It is common to other animals. Baboons for example normally don't eat meat. But given meat to eat they then often get a taste for it and seek it out.

mangeorge
11-21-2001, 01:39 AM
I have nothing to add. I'm just a sucker for cat threads.
Actually, my cat likes to lick plastic bags. I have to hide them under the sink.
Peace,
mangeorge

gadgetgirl
11-21-2001, 01:47 AM
I can't answer your question either.
All I can offer is some empathy.
He will chew right throught the plastic bag and dig in.
I don't get it either.

But then again this is the cat that loves to play in water, he's been known to sit IN his water dish.
Go figure.

Chez Guevara
11-21-2001, 02:02 AM
Whenever I feel like a having a cup of tea, I make one for the cat as well.

It just saves a lot of argument over who should drink my tea.

dwyr
11-21-2001, 02:59 AM
I think they just have peculiar tastes, sort of like people do. My orange tabby also eats any kind of bread...


and crackers, chinese food, cheese, popcorn, pretzels, tortilla chips, olives, carnitas, salsa, moths, crickets and at least one dead tree leaf. I know there's more but I can't recall it all at the moment.

He's a bit chubby now.

thecolonist
11-21-2001, 06:34 AM
My cat can smell cheese from the other end of the house. She loves it.

Lao Tzu
11-21-2001, 06:34 AM
Abuse Angel, maybe your cat is a "carbohydrate craver"?

Is it me, or do male cats prefer plastic, while females go for paper? I have seen this with 2 brother/sister pairs. Gordo will knock over the garbage and dig out all the plastic wrap - his favorite food - while his sister would go around the house licking paper (making an annoying scraping sound in the process).. Lola used to pull photographs out of their envelopes and chew them up, while Chucky would take care of the negatives.
Anyone else seen this behavior with males/females?

..............................
"A cat isn't fussy - just so long as you remember he likes his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it off the floor." -- Arthur Bridges

screech-owl
11-21-2001, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by Lao Tzu
...Is it me, or do male cats prefer plastic, while females go for paper?...

"Mud" (aka "Your Majesty", aka "HyperKitty") female - definite preference for chewing plastic bags. Paper bags are for hiding in.

mangeorge
11-21-2001, 11:48 AM
Paper bags are for hiding in.
Fresh paper bags. My cat (male, plastic eater) quits using a bag after a few days, but will enthusiastically adopt a fresh, new bag. Even with groceries still inside.
He also licks some kinds of paper, usually the glossy stuff. Most often at 3am.
Peace,
mangeorge

Capt. Spaulding
11-21-2001, 04:21 PM
"cat and bread products"

My god, I thought you were referring to some horrible Pillsbury Easy-Bake Feline product!

Don't really have anything to add either, other than to chime in that my female, gray Tabby goes absolutely apeshit for baloney while leaving the bread alone.

bernse
11-21-2001, 04:40 PM
I had this exact thread about my cat last month. I cannot leave a loaf of bread (or buns) on the counter or they're ripped into and eaten in minutes.

abuse angel
11-21-2001, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by bernse
I had this exact thread about my cat last month. I cannot leave a loaf of bread (or buns) on the counter or they're ripped into and eaten in minutes.
here? cause i did a search and nothing came up.

so, i'm guessing this is just a weird cat thing with no real reasoning behind it, right?

Hugh Jass
11-21-2001, 04:58 PM
I can't remember where I read it (It may have been the Straight Dope) but some humans develop cravings for very peculiar things, i.e, dirt. The reasoning is that the person is lacking something in their diet and they can get it from whatever substance they are eating. In the case of dirt, I believe it was a supposed lack of minerals in the diet. I wonder if the same is possible for cats?

As a side note, my cat won't eat anything except cat food. He won't eat cat treats, drink milk (a good thing, as I learned with another cat), or human food. He loves tuna water, though. I mean, the water in the cans of tuna. But he won't eat the tuna.

SCSimmons
11-21-2001, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by Hugh Jass
I mean, the water in the cans of tuna. But he won't eat the tuna.

Aha! That's why my older cat is ticked at me! It's been way too long since I made tuna casserole & she got to drink the water I drained from the tuna can(s)! That explains it ... Yes, one of my cats goes ape over tuna water too. Although I suspect she'd eat the tuna, if she got the chance. :) Oh, and for an earlier poster-my female kitten loves plastic bags. Paper bags are (as another poster put it) just places to hide in. I think she likes the noise they make almost as much as I hate it. :)

bernse
11-21-2001, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by abuse angel
here? cause i did a search and nothing came up.

so, i'm guessing this is just a weird cat thing with no real reasoning behind it, right?

Don't sweat it. I had a hell of a time finding it too.

http://boards.academicpursuits.us/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=94756

Maybe not the exact same thread, but pretty close.

abuse angel
11-21-2001, 06:04 PM
ah, i really only searched thread titles. that'd be why.

oh, and for whoever mentioned it, people who eat dirt and the men who love them (https://academicpursuits.us/classics/a5_090.html) was indeed a topic covered by cecil himself.

mangeorge
11-21-2001, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by Hugh Jass

As a side note, my cat won't eat anything except cat food. He won't eat cat treats, drink milk (a good thing, as I learned with another cat), or human food. He loves tuna water, though. I mean, the water in the cans of tuna. But he won't eat the tuna.
That wouldn't happen to be Purina Cat Chow, would it?
My cat's the same way. Any variety of Purina, but nothing else. He'll lick the juice from canned food (or tuna), and leave the solids.
I think we may have uncovered a conspiracy here. ;)
Peace,
mangeorge

Best Topics: arabic headdress hodges phone directory slacks clothes diamond tipped drills shock sites slack clothing incalls and outcalls vera ellen waistline grooved pavement rah rahs shoes czech characters quickest laxative ceramic gun glass blowing accidents clariton overdose vaginal puppetry mix words inheritance advance reviews area code 500 easy e gay coca seeds legality fatigue poisons pronounce grzegorz mechanical floor oracle america java rich purnell chelita translation victorinox scissor spring expired clindamycin toes painting jeopardy practice tests suss out origin small caps html nh snakes british weeaboo how much does a yard of concrete weigh dry name something action heroes are not afraid of how often does the average person get sick do all living organisms have dna lithium solid liquid or gas which is better dell or hp desktop where to buy seafood stock leg going numb while standing walt disney treasures dvd acapella versions of songs is a bird egg a single cell hair eye color combinations west african vs east africa why are black people so loud in public 96 hours without sleep what kind of plastic are gas cans made of no dial tone cordless phone what is a mans man union station to wrigley field how long does a refrigerator last what do wrestlers wear under their trunks money talks and bullshit walks origin rash on both sides of body spark plug has oil on them dramatic dun dun dun it's just lunch cost 2017 cars registered to my address why do you have to wear bowling shoes home depot wax toilet ring back of ear smells when were nail clippers invented phi beta kappa secret handshake can i leave my cat alone for a week