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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Cat eats plastic bags!

I thought I read that a cat might eat plastic when they their nutrition is not met but I feed my cats a decent dry food, wet food, and suppliment with chicken breast and turkey. I have seen one of the cats nibble and eat on the store thin plastic bags. Of course I stop her. What's up with that?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 10:00 PM
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she's just weird. i have a cat that does the same thing and he's well-fed. actually i don't think he eats it, but he will shred ANY bag of anything if i leave it in something that can be ripped through.

i don't know why, i guess it's like some kids are particularly destructive and some aren't.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 10:16 PM
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Mine love Walmart and such plastic bags. I HAVE to put things away as soon as I get home or they start devouring them. Even as I am putting things away I have to wrestle them. lol
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 10:32 AM
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Artie loves plastic bags! he eats them..
I read in a few places, that plastic emits an odor which attracts cats..so I keep them away. He starts with sniffing them, lying down on them and then chewing them...
so I store them away and use them for his poop and pee.
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Our Annie used to go nuts over plastic bags. I use the store bags to line small trash bins and Maddie will lick and lick the bag. Very weird, but harmless I guess.

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My friend's son has an adopted cat with a serious problem with eating any kind of plastic. The rescue informed them of this so they did know but it has turned out to be harder to manage than they envisaged. The cat has to kept indoor only (this is not an optional choice because going out would be an instant disaster). They watch every bit of rubbish but there was still a mishap that resulted in an operation.

My cats love playing with bags but I'd hate to manage that degree of specific pica.
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