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Kittens love vegetables?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by 17Dino, Jan 17, 2019.


  1. 17Dino

    17Dino PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, I'm new to pet forums. I've had pets (mostly cats) for virtually my whole life. I've never met a stranger pair of kittens as my current 2. Both 4 months old, both LOVE vegetables to the point where one of them stole a bit of cauliflower off the table and was fending off the other like it was their only meal in 3 weeks. Swede and peas too.

    Anybody else found this?

    P.S. this is them pretending they don't destroy everything in sight...
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  2. DolomiTTe

    DolomiTTe Kitty Collector

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    I'm new here and to pet forums too (although I do frequent car forums). What a cute photo!

    Basil, our adopted stray, loves chips and will try his utmost to steal them from your plate while you're eating! :Cat
     
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    niamh123 PetForums VIP

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    Hello and welcome,our old cat who we lost a few months ago loved cooked dried Leo peas:)
     
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    Are they on a wet diet? Vegetables contain a lot of water, so your kittens may be thirsty if you aren't feeding wet food. I'll ask a mod to move this to the correct forum.
     
  5. MrsNorris

    MrsNorris PetForums Newbie

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    Our current two aren't fussed by vegetables but we did have a cat growing up who was utterly obsessed with tinned sweet corn, to the extent that you had to be really thorough with washing the tins so he wouldn't stick his head in them!

    What a gorgeous photo!
     
  6. Summercat

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    Our kitten does. He jumps into the vegetable keeper in the fridge.
    The other day, he ran & leapt up from the floor as soon as I opened it. Right away had a piece of baby spinach in his mouth.
    He likes other leafy greens as well and avocado.
     
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    What a lovely pic, they're cuddling each other. Sweet.
    Not an iota of veggie in my girl, she'd think I was trying to poison her.
    It does make me wonder what you're feeding them on though. Dry food (which should be avoided) may be making them thirsty, hence the liking for veg, as @lorilu suggested.
    Welcome to the forum by the way.:Cat
     
  8. Scouttie

    Scouttie PetForums Senior

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    My kitten loves mashed potatoes and peas!

    She has recently started eating adult cat food, and loves thrive beef and vegetables.
     
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    Bronn likes avocado and mange tout.
     
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  10. 17Dino

    17Dino PetForums Newbie

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    Yes.
     
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    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    Just a funny quirk then. I wouldn't let them have too much. They can't digest it so it's not really good for them at all.
     
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    MissMiloKitty PetForums VIP

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    Is it safe for them to eat that? I wouldn't want my kitty eating things like that. I know there are vegetables in some cat foods but it's small amounts.
     
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  13. Summercat

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    @MissMiloKitty
    I had looked up online when Jack began his unusual eating habits. Yes, it is safe and in Jacks case he only eats a bit.
     
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  14. Amanda Sturdy

    Amanda Sturdy PetForums Member

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    I watched this video on the crap (raw feeding) forum and there are quite a few what feed prey (mice.etc)I have to say i am a bit squeemish but the ones i watch they do not eat the stomach they eat everything else and leave the stomach.I do not know the reason why.I thought is it because of the grains or veg
     
  15. Summercat

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    @Amanda Sturdy
    I don't know but I don't feed Jack veg, he tries to get it when I prepare salads, meals etc.
    I would let him sniff things (such as a small leaf if he is curious) the same as I do for our adult cat Biggles. Biggles walks away, Jack eats, and well he even jumps in the veg keeper

    He also has snatched lentil crisps, and various other human type foods.
    He has enough to eat and will do this even when food left in his dish.

    Not sure if he learned scavanging from his mum. He even jumps in the freezer to investigate what is there.:Hilarious
    Oddly, Jack so far rejects raw meat, Biggles loves raw.
     
  16. Arny

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    I always thought it was the gallbladder when ours would catch anything. It contains bile so doesn't taste very nice, I imagine.
     
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    My cat back in Poland was a sweetcorn junkie and she would eat bits of cooked carrot as well as peas sometimes.
    Phoebe loves salad leaves, especially rocket and spinach, she even tucked into a bit of kale recently!
     
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    @Joy84
    Good to hear, so Jack is not that odd :cool:
     
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  19. Joy84

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    Yup @Summercat !
    Phoebe will be by my side in seconds when THAT DRAWER of the fridge is being opened.
    Also when unpacking the shopping she knows exactly what a salad bag rustling sounds like!
    She only got it wrong once, with kale and then proceeded to chomp on it anyway o_O
     
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  20. One night when I was in bed, my cat brought in a mouse through the cat flap. I could tell by her dramatic entrance that she had one. She brought it into my room which was pitch black, and was eating it a few feet from my head. The chewing progressed to crunching. I didn't switch on the lamp for fear of what I might see, and thought it best to keep very still and leave her to hopefully finish it. This meant I heard everything. When I heard her walk away, I switched the lamp on, and all that was there was a mouse's stomach, a blade of grass and a faint streak of blood.
     
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