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Q: My cat has a fascination with bags...

March 6, 2009 | By Magsmum | 26 answers | Expired: 1951 days ago

Magsmum

I have had Abbie 7 or so years and since the day she came into our lives she has had a thing for plastic bags. She "pets" them, over and over as if she just likes the sound it makes. This is especially fun in the middle of the night. I know there are other cats who do this right? She also must sit/lay on anything paper. Newspaper, catalog, magazine, pizza box, whatever, if it is horizontal, she will lay on it. Heaven for Abbie will be a plastic bag to bat while she can lay on a pizza box (in hammock form if possible) in a sun ray.

Does anyone know why this is all so much fun for her? Is it the equivilant of me enjoying the sound of the pop of bubble wrap?

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Tlwp69
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Mar 08, 2009

My cats are the same way.I don't know if it has anything to do with their love for small places(as in they like to climb in the bags and play) or the noise it makes.My cat goes crazy for toys that make sound, namely the little jingle-bells on the end of a rope.Cats are just crazy sometimes!

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Andi C.
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Mar 06, 2009

i've read that some plastic bags are made from corn by-products and the cats like the taste.

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Sewer
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Mar 06, 2009

I have a cat that will lick a plastic bag forever. I do know this is fairly common. Some cats like the sound of crinkling plastic or softer paper (not as soft as tissue)-and sometimes use both as toys or just to "knead" their paws on. I don't know the reason, either-though I've asked. So far the only thing I've been able to find out is that it's a common proccupation and supposedly not harmful.

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