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Q: Why does my cat like plastic bags so much?

December 15, 2008 | By Kim | 13 answers | Expired: 2062 days ago

Kim

I have a two year old calico female that is absolutely obsessed with plastic bags (and anything similar.) I'm really worried about this because she likes to chew on them and I'm scared it will hurt her. Any idea why she would be doing this?

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Valerie R.
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Dec 24, 2008

Plastic bags are actually coated with animal fat to keep them from sticking together. Your cat may not be getting the nutrition she needs. Try switching to wet cat food. I like meow mix because it's free from byproducts. I'm sure if you do, this behavior will disappear, and she may shed a few extra pounds to boot!

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Lisa P.
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Dec 16, 2008

Oh my goodness-that is so funny... My cat is obsessed with plastic grocery bags too. She goes so far as opening the cabenet door where I keep them and crawling inside the cabinet and sleeping in them. I always know shes in them though because she kneads dough on them so I can them crinkling.

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Paul W.
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Dec 15, 2008

Your cat is, probably, facinated with the noise the plastic bag makes.

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synola w.
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Dec 15, 2008

they really like the noise, i try to find them crinkly toys and make sure that the bags are picked up so then theres no chance they can choke on a piece or get to wrapped up and suffocate.

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Julee C.
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Dec 15, 2008

No doubt about it. It's the noise, and maybe the fact they are so light they can be easily tossed around and into the air without claws becoming snagged. My Little Man cannot resist a plastic bag eithr, but for another reason. Why he feels the need to mark plastic bags is beyond me. Merry Christmas! Julee

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PJ W.
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Dec 15, 2008

I think it's the noise they make. My cat, Precious, loves them. She puts her head through the opening in both handles. One time I put one on her like a cape and she wore it for quite a while. I was a little concerned at first but she will just lie there with her head thru the handles for a while and then she's done. It is awfully cute.

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Lindsay F.
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Dec 15, 2008

My cat loooooved (Riddles passed just recently) plastic bags. I think it's the noise they make and how flimsy they are...they hit the bag and it continues to move with every slap or bite of the bag. It's quite adorable. Paper bags are also funny to put out for your cats :)

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Matthew L.
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Dec 15, 2008

haha mine love it too! i agrew with the others, try and find a safe substitute!


they also love paper bags/boxes :)

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lauren  k.
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Dec 15, 2008

I think its probally the noise its makes. Maybe you could find a toy that makes the same crinkle sound that your cat could get into.

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Michael M.
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Dec 15, 2008

Cats like to hide in things, they like the "crinkle" noise that bags make. I put all my bags in a closet to keep them from hurting themselves if I can't supervise them.

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