Do you have to hide and lock up food in the kitchen? - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
Cat
 
Riverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 99
Do you have to hide and lock up food in the kitchen?

Yep another food question, I was wondering how much of my "loose" food in the kitchen that I will need to move and find a new place for?
Hope this make sense?
Mostly I like a real tidy kitchen and most food is put away but there is usually a loaf of bread, tortillas, maybe a bag of chips or so that is laying around.
I have read on here that one method of keeping cats off of the table and counters is to have nothing of interest up there in the first place?
Maybe I just answered my own question but any other input is welcomed.

Just think, someday I will no longer be a newbie here!
Already done that on motorcycle and guitar forums too.
Riverwolf is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Cat Addict
 
emilyatl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,479
LOL, it all depends on the cat. We had a cat named Winnie growing up who would get into anything. Any type of bread (biscuits, donuts, etc.) was her favorite, so we had to "hide" everything. One time, my Mom had left a box of donuts on top of the refrigerator (which was pretty difficult to get to because there was just a small gap between the top of the fridge and the cabinet. Anyhow, we came downstairs one morning to find the box of donuts in the middle of the floor and they all had bites taken out of them. The powdered sugar covered ones seemed to be her favorite and there was powdered sugar EVERYWHERE. She came waltzing in the kitchen surveying the mess and acting like she had nothing to do with it. She was a solid black cat and covered in powdered sugar, so needless to say, we knew who the culprit was.

Some cats aren't interested in getting onto counters, but it's probably best to keep them clean to avoid temptation.
emilyatl is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Cat Addict
 
cat face's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kent, UK
Posts: 1,741
You did, answer your own question. lol
Nothing... I repeat, nothing, on the counter. That goes for stuff you think a cat won't be interested in.
That's how I found out my two terror tots liked pound cake... yeah, I know but it was gnawed on to a semi rounded shape and then used as a beach ball.

To this very day, they still like a bit of pound cake if I'm feeling generous


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cat face is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 08:28 PM
Premier Cat
 
Jetlaya67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,537
I had a cat that would get into any bread products, muffins, pastries, you name it. The ones we have now really don't get into stuff unless it is an opened can of tuna or ground beef if I am making burgers. I guess it depends on the cat, but if you don't leave anything that they consider a delicacy you will be alright.
Jetlaya67 is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
Cat
 
Riverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by emilyatl View Post
LOL, it all depends on the cat. We had a cat named Winnie growing up who would get into anything. Any type of bread (biscuits, donuts, etc.) was her favorite, so we had to "hide" everything. One time, my Mom had left a box of donuts on top of the refrigerator (which was pretty difficult to get to because there was just a small gap between the top of the fridge and the cabinet. Anyhow, we came downstairs one morning to find the box of donuts in the middle of the floor and they all had bites taken out of them. The powdered sugar covered ones seemed to be her favorite and there was powdered sugar EVERYWHERE. She came waltzing in the kitchen surveying the mess and acting like she had nothing to do with it. She was a solid black cat and covered in powdered sugar, so needless to say, we knew who the culprit was.

Some cats aren't interested in getting onto counters, but it's probably best to keep them clean to avoid temptation.
Now that is funny!
Riverwolf is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 09:00 PM
Cat Addict
 
emilyatl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,479
She was a mess. She could open all of the cabinets and drawers in the kitchen, so we had to put child locks on them. The pantry door had a lever type handle, and she'd jump up on it so she could open the pantry. Anything that was in a box or bag was fair game to her. You'd think we were starving her! I think she was just about the challenge.
emilyatl is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 11:09 PM
Senior Cat
 
NOLAKitties's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 664
Yes I do have to put extra dry food and treats in a secure place. All treats in a heavy drawer. No human or cats leftover out in the counter. All trash has to be secured or outside. My cats they may not get along lovey dovey with each other, but they definitely can work together. Angelo is the one in charge with the cabinets doors, and I believe Ponyo is the mastermind and she would grab the stash and run. I know Angelo did the cabinets because Ponyo doesn't know how to open doors at all. These stealing incidents happened at least 3 times so far when no human in the house. First time they stole a new (still sealed) bag of treats from the top of the fireplace. Came home to two super full cats. The other two times they stole bags of dry food samples. They divided the stolen items too. Ponyo's food stash was gone and all left were the empty bags. She is a little piggy. In the other room Angelo's stash was half way eaten, and I found a puddle of dry vomit nearby. He has sensitive tummy.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kitties!

Last edited by NOLAKitties; 11-07-2013 at 11:12 PM.
NOLAKitties is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 11:34 PM
Premier Cat
 
MowMow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Looney Bin
Posts: 8,981
I have to lock up everything still. Book has gotten better about scrounging but now that my work hours/commute is so long he gets hungry while I'm gone... and that just begs for trouble. Even today he ripped open a fresh box of 6 packs of peanut butter crackers. Ripped into every single pack.. it looks like he ate SOME but... mostly just got them busted and moist.

It also looks like he was trying to get into a can of soup. The label had gnaw marks and it was in the spare bedroom (instead of on the counter where I left it). So yeah.... I still have to lock things up.
MowMow is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 11:35 PM
Senior Cat
 
NOLAKitties's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 664
Bread it depends on the cat. Our boy loves bread. Woke up one morning with a bag of bread on the floor, one corner torn open and pieces of bread all over. Our girl doesn't care for human carbs, but anything meat she is all for it.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kitties!
NOLAKitties is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 11:46 PM
Cat Addict
 
Carmel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 2,857
I was mentioning in the other food thread that my cats aren't that human-food obsessed. Blacky to my knowledge has never jumped on a counter, Blaze hardly ever did (not at all for the first 10 years -- but when he got older he seemed a little more interested in jumping on counters...), and Jasper doesn't do it much. A few times he's gone after some meat sitting out or something but overall none of my cats have shown a interested in the counters even when food is on them.

What we do have to be careful about is leaving a bag of food on the floor or a chair, that Jasper will go after. Even a loaf of bread... but when the same bread sits out on the counter all week he doesn't care about it. Weirdo.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Along with the dogs
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.
Carmel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome