What human food does your cat like?
Where's my spaghetti...Photo by gemsling (Flickr)
Dorothy showed me a video of a charming tabby cat sucking up strips of pasta - spaghetti - just like a person. I think he is Italian! It is a definite LOL vid. This is a link to the video that opens a new window.
It got me thinking. What kind of food does your cat eat that you find unexpected?
Domestic cats do have very individual tastes and it extends to some bizarre food choices. You wouldn't expect a cat to eat that much pasta. Isn't pasta made of wheat, water and eggs? It must be the eggs that get this cat's taste buds going.
My cat used to eat cereal sometimes. That must have been the milk. I guess you will find some hidden ingredient that conforms to a cat's dietary requirements as an obligate carnivore.
Charlie, my three-legged cat loves cooked chicken, ham and any processed meats. He doesn't like raw chicken but my old lady cat does like raw chicken. She has taken a fancy to it. It is amazing how flexible a domestic cat is on diet: raw chicken and cooked chicken. We can't do that.
A vet who promotes natural cures recommends vegetables for cats. Do cats eat vegetables? Mine don't. Grass, yes, vegetables no.
Neither do my cats like fruit. That said cats do eat a certain amount of vegetable matter in the wild because the contents of the stomachs of rodents contains vegetable matter.
Dairy products such as milk are favorites. This must be due to the fat content. Cats eat fat for energy.
What does your like to eat that looks a bit strange? And how often do you give in to your cat's demands for non-standard foods?