Cats and food weirdness

(11 Posts)
Geepee71 Tue 09-Aug-16 22:30:51

I have 3 furballs and for some reason they have all decided they only want to eat food outside, up til now they have all eaten from their respective bowls in the kitchen, however now they only want to eat from the bowl outside by the front door, or from the ground by the door. Same food put out in kitchen, not touched, put outside and scoffed up.

Is this a time of year, warm evening or just cats being odd thing? They are 14, 14 and 10.

Find it all very odd. Anyone else experiencing this?

hollinhurst84 Tue 09-Aug-16 22:41:56

Mine is off food. Not unwell off food as he will scoff dreamies down
The kind of off food where he wolfs a pouch down so you buy ten and then he glares at you while howling he's hungry and this food is unacceptable
Lily's kitchen was tonight, he looked at me like I'm trying to poison him confused
Luckily stable cat thinks anything she hasn't had to catch and kill is a gourmet treat and inhales all his rejected food

Geepee71 Tue 09-Aug-16 22:55:21

They're even being sniffy with gourmet, yet seem to eat anything if I put it outside, having long ago learnt never to only buy one brand or type of food!
They will eat Waitrose or Webbox sticks and Dreamies though.
Strange adorable things that they are!

hollinhurst84 Tue 09-Aug-16 22:58:02

I have nothing mine will reliably eat. Some weeks it's 27p Morrisons food that's in favour, sometimes it's natures menu confusedhmm

MarklahMarklah Tue 09-Aug-16 23:07:52

Mine's 18 and has meal times when she'll wander over to her bowl, miaow piteously (albeit hoarsely) and when I check, it's full.
She also eats cat litter, leaves trodden in from the garden, and likes to lick plastic.
She's on special food for her kidneys but yesterday broke into the kitchen and snagged a chicken bone from the bin. :/

HermioneJeanGranger Wed 10-Aug-16 14:25:26

My old cats used to eat certain brands constantly, but as soon as I bought a multi-pack of said brand, they went off it and demanded something else. Repeat ad infinitum.

Current kitten isn't remotely fussy yet. She wolfs down Felix kitten food and has also started to show interest in my toast!

Geepee71 Wed 10-Aug-16 19:30:52

Weird how they all go off food once we stock up on it!
They are still opting for al fresco dining........

cozietoesie Wed 10-Aug-16 19:40:45

Has anything about the kitchen changed? A new implement or new way of doing something, say?

Geepee71 Wed 10-Aug-16 22:34:52

Hi Cozie,

No nothing has changed, initially I was wondering if It was due to being too warm, but it's dropped off now and still no change back.
They don't seem to want to be in much at all at the mo.

cozietoesie Wed 10-Aug-16 22:42:38

Beats me then. Unless there's something out there which requires them to be 'on guard' all the live long day. (But then, why would they want to take their food out there - that's deeply personal......)

Toddlerteaplease Wed 10-Aug-16 23:02:22

I must be lucky. My two only get Royal Canin Persian Dry and have never turned their noses up at it. (Not that they have noses to turn up). They were not impressed with that cat soup stuff. Guzzled the 'refined broth' wouldn't touch the chicken.

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