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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
This isn't a problem, I was just wondering how many other people had cats that do this...

Dax always shakes her head violently when she takes her first bite or two of food - it's like she can't help the urge to "break the neck" of her prey. It's pretty funny to watch - when she eats food, the first bits go flying everywhere. Again, it's not a problem, I have her eat on a plastic mat and it only takes a moment to clean up.

Anyone else have a kitty that tries to kill the food first?
post #2 of 16
My Zakk does it to a tasty chewy treat, and some times the first bite of dry cat food.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by zak&rocky
My Zakk does it to a tasty chewy treat, and some times the first bite of dry cat food.
I can't believe more cats don't do it??? It seems like a pretty natural thing to do - although it's a bit funny watching her trying to *kill* the very dead food I put into her bowls!
post #4 of 16
Yes my two do as well, especially Rosie, you'd thing she had a piece of steak in her mouth not a few kibbles! and like you say they go flying everywhere
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
especially Rosie, you'd thing she had a piece of steak in her mouth not a few kibbles!
I know! I always look at her and say "get em Dax! break those kibble necks!"
post #6 of 16
That is so hilarious what Dax does! Unfortunately our cats don't so that. I wish one of them did now! LOL.
post #7 of 16
Oh, that is hilarious. No, none of my cats have ever done that. I've never seen a cat do it.
post #8 of 16
Mine do especially if the piece of food is larger than bite size.
post #9 of 16
It's so funny, bc Milo was doing this yesterday and I remembered this thread was here, lol.
He kept running up to his bowl and flinging a piece of food out and then chasing it, catching it, and then eating it. He's sooo kooky.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by milopixie
It's so funny, bc Milo was doing this yesterday and I remembered this thread was here, lol.
He kept running up to his bowl and flinging a piece of food out and then chasing it, catching it, and then eating it. He's sooo kooky.
He's not kooky - he's a hunter!!

One time I dangled a piece of ham in front of my parents cat - he leaped at my hand and got his claw right under my fingernail! It really hurt, I was screaming, the cat was gulping the ham while he still had one paw embedded in my skin - my mother said it was one of the funniest things she had ever seen!
post #11 of 16
Ha! Sierra "kills" her first couple of bites of food sometimes as well! Isn't this just so adorable!
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by slitty_kittay
I know! I always look at her and say "get em Dax! break those kibble necks!"
post #13 of 16
Ollie doesnt kill his kibble, but scoops it out of his bowl with his paw before he eats it, haha... he definitely hunts and kills bugs though!! I think crickets are his favorite... I usually dont know he's got one til I see him chomping
post #14 of 16
Yes Sashka `kills' her chicken necks before she eats them. Doesn't do it with anything else. She growls at them a bit, too. Soooo cute and funny...
post #15 of 16
zakk is a cool name.is he named after zakk wylde
post #16 of 16
years ago our cat phred use to do that and i thought it was sooo funny. at first i thought he was being food agressive but i guess it was a different kind of food agressive
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