Thursday, October 19, 2006

Boycotting Tuna

Trying to do three things at once yesterday, I mistakenly bought the cats tuna flavoured biscuits. It's a funny thing but Scoop and Au like chicken, beef, ocean fish, pilchard, and all sorts of other flavoured biscuits, but they won't touch tuna. And if I try to con them into trying tuna cat food from a tin or pouch, they visibly shudder.

It's not that they don't like real tuna; Scoop and Au will eat tuna intended for human people.

Oddly enough the outdoor cats aren't keen on tuna biscuits either. And as they eat everything put in front of them I'm beginning to wonder if there is something odd about the flavour designed by cat food makers.

Alternatively, they might, as Tom suggested after a few beers, be concerned about dolphin safe tuna.

Either way, it's an odd thing to see cats turn down anything fishy.


Anonymous said...

Scoop and Au dont like Tuna? Mine is OK with anything that is fishy. They do not like chicken though, escept for Garlic who loves chicken. The rest refused to touch it.

I once gave some leftover tuna to stray outside, she refused to touch it also. I find it very strange, I thought strays eat anything. Guess I was wrong.

Ellen Whyte said...

Scoop doesn't like giner, so we need to be careful when buying chicken from a stall for him. I must admit, I feel like a twit when the hawker says, "Try it! You like, I guarantee" and then I have to say, "it's not me, it's my cat"....

Anonymous said...

i thought all cats loved all fish???