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Anyone else's cat turn their nose up at prawns?

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RubbishMantra Sat 18-Jul-15 17:37:20

Both of mine just look at me like I've offended them if I offer a prawn. I thought cats found them irresistible. MCat goes mental for tuna though. Little Monsieur's just not very food orientated full stop, even though he's not underweight or anything. When he was a kitten though, he'd steal anything that might bear the slightest resemblance to a food group.

Cats are fussy buggers though.

chockbic Sat 18-Jul-15 17:44:45

The girls weren't really fishy at all.

As you'd expect, The Kipper loves prawns.

cozietoesie Sat 18-Jul-15 17:47:11

Seniorboy despises prawns. smile

RubbishMantra Sat 18-Jul-15 21:15:00

Well I just scoffed them all with a warm, crusty baguette, and an avocado. <retro> More for me, eh? grin

HemanOrSheRa Sat 18-Jul-15 21:19:12

My girl doesn't like them. I don't think she likes the texture. She'll lick them but then look at me like 'pppfft, now what do you want me to do with it?'

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo Sat 18-Jul-15 21:23:12

Our cat Madeleine (as mentioned on another thread) once stole some frozen prawns from the bowl as they were defrosting ready for me to make a sandwich.

I was out of the kitchen whilst the crime was committed and came back in to find a pile of thrown-up semi-defrosted cat sick covered prawns.

The sandwich wasn't made - I defrosted the prawns properly and let her finish them!

VulcanWoman Sat 18-Jul-15 21:28:59

Never tried my Cat with prawns but he turns his nose up at salmon and chicken, he loves tuna though.

Butterflywings168 Sat 18-Jul-15 21:33:10

Mine too. She investigated but decided it wasn't food.

cozietoesie Sat 18-Jul-15 21:36:00

Seniorboy doesn't like fishy flavours in general although - despite never normally exhibiting food lust these days - he became almost emotional tonight when we had tuna and mayo pasta.

RubbishMantra Sat 18-Jul-15 22:34:28

I wonder if it's the mayo cozie. MCat turns beserk at the twist of the mayo jar lid.

badRoly Sat 18-Jul-15 22:38:29

Mine don't like prawns, or any fish especially. One of them goes mental for cheesy wotsits though hmm

RubbishMantra Sat 18-Jul-15 22:58:10

My littlest gets in a state over Pringles.

Forgot to ask cozie, did you give in to Senior's demands for tuna and mayo? Even just the teeniest, tiniest taste?

cozietoesie Sat 18-Jul-15 23:55:23

No mayo - but he did get a bit of sucked tuna blush even though it put him off his pudding.

Butterflywings168 Sun 19-Jul-15 00:59:17

They are so random. Madame doesn't usually have any interest in human food, but did sniff my raita earlier confused

Butterflywings168 Sun 19-Jul-15 01:00:22

Aww don't be blush cozie, senior boy deserves spoiling!

PinkSparklyPussyCat Sun 19-Jul-15 09:55:45

I was eating prawns and dropped a couple in H's bowl. I went back later to find the prawns on the kitchen floor and the biscuits eaten!

ShuShuFontana Sun 19-Jul-15 10:08:19

of my first two cats, one despised all fishy stuff

current cats, one who has no interest at all in human food went crazy when I made paella, he hassled and poked and begged until he got a bit prawn

idiotcatboy will beg for anything green, peas, beans, lettuce, raw bean pods, you cannot leave an open tin of beans anywhere, he will drink the juice.

He likes fish though, but nearly got his comeuppance stalking a lobster across the chopping board, I was making room in the freezer for it, and it had escaped its bag.

Idiotcat's sister won't eat prawns, but she does try other fishy stuff.

DontCallMeBaby Mon 20-Jul-15 09:23:26

One of mine stole a tempura prawn once, and eats pretty much anything ( he was licking up pepper sauce the other day, had to stop him before he crunched up a peppercorn). The other, given he has turned up his nose at ham, chicken, tuna ... I'm pretty sure would do the same to a prawn.

starfish4 Mon 20-Jul-15 09:58:03

Mine both used to refuse them, so I thought I was safe leaving prawns out to defrost on the dining room table with one of my cats in the same room. After 13 of refusing them, she obviously decided there was no pressure to eat them, so scoffed about 3ozs in one go - so be warned.

Mimigolightly Mon 20-Jul-15 10:10:17

My lot won't eat prawns either - I think it's because they don't smell very strong and possibly the texture. They all love tuna though and most like salmon.

crazynanna Fri 24-Jul-15 20:19:03

My girl, when offered freshly roasted breast of chicken, looks at me like I have just offered her own pooh on a plate.

But she ate melon last night like it was the food of the Gods


RubbishMantra Sat 25-Jul-15 01:06:32

Apparently some cats love a bit of fruit crazy. try her with a slice of nectarine. I think they sometimes enjoy grapes (peeled of course grin).

sparkysparkysparky Sat 25-Jul-15 08:00:03

My old girl once went uncharacteristically licky and gooey when I was eating a juicy mango. I have a strictgrin "no humans' food " rule but gave in for this.

Costacoffeeplease Sat 25-Jul-15 08:30:15

Actually, your cat is right to turn his nose up - prawns aren't actually that good for cats and can cause urine problems - one of ours loves prawns and goes mad at just the smell of them, but they affect the ph of the urine and encourage the formation of stones, which causes urine infections and blockages, so she's not really allowed them although we do sneak her the occasional one

frostyfingers Sun 26-Jul-15 10:40:43

My cat only likes dried food - he'll take a little cooked chicken but without any enthusiasm, raw meat of any sort is yuk and the pouches are the work of the devil..... He does however catch bunnies (and leave them under the kitchen table if he can) and only eats the heads - boak!

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