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Wed Feb 24, 2016, 01:16 PM

I have a question for this group. Have you ever known a cat to like avocados?

My kitty, Boogie, likes to lick the insides of avocado shells after I've scooped the flesh out of them. He will also lick the surface of a piece of cut avocado if he can. He doesn't take bites of it, only licks it, so it's not like he's eating very much. I've googled it and some sites say that it's generally not harmful to cats and dogs, but it does contain a toxin, persin, that is deadly to some birds and other animals, depending on the part of the fruit that is ingested.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Reply I have a question for this group. Have you ever known a cat to like avocados? (Original post)
Arkansas Granny Feb 2016 OP
tk2kewl Feb 2016 #1
alfie Feb 2016 #2
Arkansas Granny Feb 2016 #3
japple Feb 2016 #4
ginnyinWI Feb 2016 #5
MrsMatt Mar 2016 #6

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 01:21 PM

1. cantelope, but not avacado

 

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 04:07 PM

2. My dog will eat anything that has been on my plate...

unless it is green. I haven't offered him any avocado, though.

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Response to alfie (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 04:12 PM

3. I've had dogs and cats before that would eat some vegetables, but never avocados.

I've never offered my pets much in the way of human food, but he has started seeking me out when I fix avocados.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 08:57 PM

4. Not avocado, but I did have one who liked pinto beans, kidney beans and red

bell peppers. She passed on many years ago. Two of my current kitties were fosters that turned into permanent members of the cat family--both are half-wild and they might have been former strays or ferals. Both are crazy about cornbread and they beg every time I make it. Their current mainstay diet is high-protein and I'm wondering if they might be missing something from their former lives. I have a friend who has a siamese cat rescue and one of her boys is addicted to cantaloupe, green beans and ice water.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2016, 01:32 AM

5. I have two cats who like canola oil...

Maybe it is the fat that they crave? Mine will try to lick a measuring cup that I've used to measure oil in.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:15 PM

6. I did, years ago

She loved avocados, potato chips and the crusts of pop tarts. She'd get right up in your face to get at it.

I think she was attracted to the fat/oil content.

Bettina lived to the age of 19, so I guess it wasn't too bad for her.

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