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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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I thought cats only ate meat

Last night I was having supper: rice with red beans, and a breadded steak. Vequi jumped and lie on the opposite side of the table to watch me eat. As I ate, I took pieces of pumpkin out of my plate into a separate container (I hate pumpkin). All was OK until I ran out of water and I had to get up to the fridge for more. I don't trust Vequi that much so I took my plate with me to avoid her sticking her nose (literally) in my food. When I came back to the table with my food and water, I found Vequi eating the pumpkin I was going to throw to the disposal.

Never leave your veggies unattended, or any kind of food for that matter. You will be amazed of how quickly your cat can become omnivore.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 10:02 AM
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Many cats adore pumpkin and I've often seen it recommended as a laxative for constipated cats. My cat hated it and refused to touch food that had pumpkin added. My friend, however, had the middles of her pumpkin pies eaten out by her cats one Thanksgiving.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 10:13 AM
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Assumpta also likes squash/pumpkin, and will lick it right out of a spoon. I also caught her nibbling at mashed potatos one night.
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We had a Stephanie nose-print in our pumpkin pie this past Thanksgiving
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 11:17 AM
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I'm continually being surprised at what my two boy cats will eat, if they can get at it. I wonder if the reason is because they want to eat what I'm eating?
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 12:13 PM
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Scotty likes bananas. =o)

I usually eat about half of a banana for breakfast, and he just won't leave me alone.
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 12:32 PM
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Elliott will eat anything see shes people eating. My boyfriend dropped a little piece of starburst and she gobbled it up.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 01:33 PM
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Oh yes, many cats enjoy things other than meat based foods.

Charlie *loves* peanut butter any way that he can get it, lol. He also loves white bread and is constantly tearing into my loaves of bread for a nibble.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-27-2005, 08:04 PM
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My husband's previous cat would rip open bread bags (after a few times, we learned to put the bread away in a cupboard RIGHT when we got home from shopping)

A few years ago, I had a cat that would eat rabbit food (alfalfa pellets). I'd open up the container to scoop some out for the rabbits, and she'd literally dive her head in to snarf some up.

I may be crazy, but it's kept me from goin' insane...
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 02:29 AM
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Cantaloupe, brown bread, muffins and some of rice krispie treat which my Baby would eat, but now we try not to give her anything because of what happened w/ her chin.
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