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Anyone else have bag-chewers?

post #1 of 17
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KC has always chewed plastic bags - he doesn't eat them, he just chews them. We have to be careful putting bags on tables and counters or else they become oddly wet... I know this isn't bad for him, I was just wondering if anyone else has bag-chewers.
post #2 of 17
Some cats love plastic bags because they are made with fish oils. They can be very bad for them if they swallow them, and cause terrible intestinal problems, so I would keep all bags well out of the way. They can also get them tangled round their necks - all together a bad idea!
post #3 of 17
We had a cat Ginger, a male orange tabby that spent many years cutting the handels of those plastic bags with his teeth. The cat never ate the plastic. But I can remember that on more than one occasion that it was anoying that you could not find one bag that had handels anywhere.
post #4 of 17
We too have a plasitic bag chewer. I think she likes the way it feels on her gums. I try and brush her teeth (gums) and that helps a little, but keeping bags out of reach is better!
post #5 of 17
Our Wiggies loves plastic bags too. He doesn't chew them so much as just play inside them and claw them.
post #6 of 17
I have a bag licker. Sam is in love with trash bags. I try to stuff the excess plastic up into the lid so he doesn't go after it. So annoying, though. He's never tried to eat them, thank goodness. Just smooches them.
post #7 of 17
YES!! Our Sunny chews plastic grocery bags...but she also ingests them, so we have to be careful to watch to be sure there aren't any around. We suspect Sunny's obsession (and, it is a genuine obsession, mind you) came from an incident of my daughter (quite a long time ago, and she has gotten much more responsible and aware of how to treat kitties...so no worries) deciding Sunny would look cute in a plastic bag, hanging from her bedpost. Sunny was just fine, we took care of things quite quickly, and she has been fine since (thank god she didn't become feral from the experience...she's still our friendly little kitty), but ever since has had this huge obsession with plastic bags. We just keep them off the floor and away from her because they seem to upset her.

Anyway, yes, we have a bag-chewer, too. I wish she had a less sad reason for it, but alas...twas not to be! Needless to say, our daughter got lessons on how to treat the kitties, and is now MUCH more responsible with them. In fact, Sunny's brother, Hobbes, follows her around the house to play!
post #8 of 17
Brief story - My bag chewer decided one day to dive into a bag in front of us and before I could grab her, she took off. Unbenownst to us at the time - the handle was around her neck immediately setting me into panic mode. Problem is - she took off to play and Zoey is terrified of plastic bags (we have no idea why, the noise just spooks her). So..she heard the noise and took off, Snickers (still with bag around her neck) thought....hmmm...play time and decided to chase Zoey around the house . It was awful! Snickers just wanted to play, but poor Zoey was running for her life . Poor kitty. Needless to say we never did catch her, but the bag (thank god) finally came off. After that we are very very careful and all bags get emptied on the counter and immediately thrown away.
post #9 of 17
My cats don't lick them I don't think but they do love them! Nismo loves jumping on them and Sleeves loves getting inside. I rarely leave them out because I just don't trust them not to do something bad to themselves but it does crack me up sometimes. We also wrap their food pouches, once opened, in little sandwich bags and Nismo chases them all over the kitchen
post #10 of 17
Scout loves chewing on food / candy bags... Actually he is next to me right now trying to chew on and paw at a Skittles bag I left a bag of pretzels on my couch and heard him going at that once too. I think it's very funny... but I watch him to make sure he doesn't chomp away the bag
post #11 of 17
Diesel goes to the bin and licks the bits of the plastic bag that hang over the edge!!!

He is OBSESSED with plastic bags and will do anything in his power to get access to one!!
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by kc&sherman
KC has always chewed plastic bags - he doesn't eat them, he just chews them. We have to be careful putting bags on tables and counters or else they become oddly wet... I know this isn't bad for him, I was just wondering if anyone else has bag-chewers.
Your KC is my Teddy's twin (except Teddy has long socks)!

Teddy is a big time bag chewer. It makes him throw up. We are incredibly careful with plastic - almost to the point of insanity, but the plastic is just terrible for kitties.
It's not just plastic grocery type bags, it's anything else that's plastic. Plastic from cases of water, plastic from trash bags, any plastic. I am so paranoid any time anything plastic comes around!
post #13 of 17
Harley doesn't chew on them - he just chases them around and lays on them
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Harley doesn't chew on them - he just chases them around and lays on them
Cute signature!! I like what you changed it to. (You'll have to excuse me if you'd done it a while ago...I haven't been online for a while. Lol...)
post #15 of 17
My cat does not chew them. She carefully tries to climb in so that it forms a defendable "pocket" that she can peek out of. In fact, none of my fosters have ever chewed them either. They'd just play with them and one or two would pee on them... :/
post #16 of 17
Benji looves the white garbage bags. Especially the handles. He also licks clear plastic wrappers to junk food, mini blinds and sometimes just regular plastic bags. I have no idea why though.
post #17 of 17
Lucy loves plastic bags and candy wrappers.. if there is any laying around, we'll usually find her chewing on it..
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