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Kitten that doesn't like treats??

post #1 of 19
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Hi all, I just recently got my first kitten (see http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=123974 for pics!) and I had picked up some Pounce Seafood Medly treats, but my little guy doesn't like them! Then today, I went to petsmart and bought Tuna Flakes...and he doesn't like those either! With both treats he just sniffs them and walks away. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't want to keep buying treats that he won't eat. Also-are there any special "kitten treats"?

I'd like to have something to reward him with when he uses the litter box, and for when I attempt to trim his claws...
post #2 of 19
I would try greenies.
My kitties didn't like Pounce treats either.
post #3 of 19
My boy Spyder has never ate treats either (nor dry food for that matter) but he did actually like Wildside salmon treats. I had a sample, but I'm afraid if I buy a bag he'll decide he don't like them.
post #4 of 19
Daphne doesnt like treats either. Seb loves them. Not sure why they are different.
post #5 of 19
My boyfriend's fat cat doesn't like treats. Odo will eat almost anything, but he doesn't like bonito flakes/Kitty Caviar. Willow loves fishy treats and some chicken treats but not actual chicken. Sometimes it takes some experimenting. If they don't like fish, try chicken or turkey instead. Sometimes they'll find weird things to go crazy for--my mom's cat loves dried apricots.
post #6 of 19
My Sophie doesn't entertain them either apart from one type which are small cubes of freeze dried fish which cost nearly £3 per tube!! ($6)
post #7 of 19
Stan won't eat any treat but Greenies, and I think it's only the fish flavored Greenies that he likes
Bella, will eat almost anything, but even she has to be in a good mood to eat Pounce treats.

Does the kitten like dry food? I sometimes just give a piece or two of kibble as a treat.
post #8 of 19
Kittens don't need treats to use the litter box But can see it used for nail trimming.

I don't buy commercial treats for the cats - their treats are small bites of cheese (shredded or very small chunks), a little bit of toast with butter. Try some shredded cheese or string cheese for treats and see if the kitten likes that.

Another treat is shredded boiled chicken
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by JellyBella View Post
Does the kitten like dry food? I sometimes just give a piece or two of kibble as a treat.
That's what I do..I just get them a dry food that they aren't used to, then it seems like a treat. It works for mine.
post #10 of 19
My kitty doesn't really like treats, I have tried him on about three different types but turns his nose up at them!!! Maybe he thinks he aught to have lobster or something
post #11 of 19
My Harvey doesn't like treats, either. Every once in a while he'll decide to eat one, but he always looks like he's doing us a favor when he does.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Tari View Post
My Harvey doesn't like treats, either. Every once in a while he'll decide to eat one, but he always looks like he's doing us a favor when he does.
Mine like wildside salmon , cheese and cooked meat ....
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
I tried kibble and a small peice of cheese, he wouln't take the kibble (maybe its my hand?...) and he licked the cheese, but didn't eat it. Later I was making myself a tuna fish sandwich, and I gave him a small bit of that, and he LOVED it! I just wish he liked something a little more convienient...
post #14 of 19
For the most part, my cats won't eat treats either. Jake, not at all and Peaches will eat some. Mostly the cheap crunchy types. I bought her some nice natural treats (dried fish) that were $7 a bag and she won't even touch them!
post #15 of 19
My lot aren't really into treats. I have given away more bags of stuff they turned their noses up at... Suzy will come looking for a bit of ham, if I'm carving it. Cindy will come looking for a bit of butter. Fawn will insist on sharing either of those and then walk away when it's offered to her. She has not identified anything that takes her fancy. They all turn their noses up at any fish in any form.

I'd say try chicken or turkey or liver flavours of treats, if you want to see if there's something he'll go for. You may just have a kitty who doesn't go for treats.
post #16 of 19
i do homemade treats as well.
cheese (cottage is good one), boiled meat, steam fish

after I make chicken stock i slice the left over chicken and put it in the oven on low heat for 1-2 hrs, until it's all dehydrated and crunchy. I store it in the fridge and use it as treats.
I also buy organs (chicken/duck liver/heart) and do the same thing.
mine espeically love duck hearts.
post #17 of 19
Captain Steuben and Ripley don't like treats. Fergus would do backflips for them, and it doesn't even matter what they are. But Steuben and Rip just sniff them, and walk away.

It sounds like you've found SOMETHING that he likes for an occassional treat, which is tuna. Maybe just keep a can on hand, put in in a little rubbermaid container in the fridge (so it's easier than opening the can), and once every couple of weeks when you trim him nails, have the container available, and treat him with a sliver once you are done, and if he's been cooperative. Be careful with the amount of tuna you feed, however...it should only be used as an occassional treat, as it can cause long-term health problems. But if used sparingly, a couple times a month, it's absolutely fine.

Another thing someone recommended to me, is to take a package of turkey franks, chop them up thinly into little bite-sized treat things, and nuke them in the microwave until they are as crisp as bacon. Drain them on paper towels, and allow them to cool. Store them in little air-tight containers, and there you have some quick homemade treats...maybe Moses would like them. If not, you could donate them to the Humane Society or local shelter for training treats for the dogs!
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by beandip View Post
That's what I do..I just get them a dry food that they aren't used to, then it seems like a treat. It works for mine.
I do this too, but it's gotten harder with all of the recalls. I'm still on the hunt for something they'll actually eat and consider a treat.
post #19 of 19
I use small bits of hard cheese as treats - none of them really like boiught ones of any sort, though Dushka will occasionally stoop to a fishy one. They all come running at the word 'cheese'.
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