My cat's strange reaction to crinkling plastic wrapper
Just as some cats have a fascination for sucking wool, some cats are attracted to plastic. They love to lick it.
There's really no need to buy toys, but there are so many cute ones out there that it can be really hard to resist. Cats really enjoy toys such as plastic balls, with or without bells inside, sisal-wrapped toys, which they can dig their claws into, or "fishing pole" toys consisting of a long rod with a length of cord attached that has an enticing lure at the end.
You don't need to spend a bundle on fancy toys for your cat. In fact, many owners say that their cats ignore the store-bought toys and play instead with a plastic ring from a milk container, a strip of paper, or a gift bow.
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Cats with this condition lick or suck on plastic, including shower curtains or shoe laces. It’s often linked to pica, “the indiscriminate eating of inedible objects,” says Dodman, author of .This is a common question, more so with plastic bags than anything, but a common question none the less. So why the heck does your cat (or cats) fancy a lick of that good ol’ (hopefully BPA free) plastic? There are common answers found online but I would like to touch on some reasons that aren’t touched on as much, or even at all.Plastic bags is a "texture-specific eating disorder,” meaning the cats just like that texture, he adds. It’s not dangerous—unless the cat is ingesting the plastic, which can lead to intestinal blockages. (See .)Did you know chewing on fake plants, corners of plastic bags, and other different textured plastic items is good for your cat to clean its teeth on? Think of it this way… Have you ever had a piece of corn stuck with no toothpick? Well, you may use your nails to get it out but uh oh! No nails! So what can you use? People have used everything from string to paper to get things out of their teeth. For cats, plastic is easy to chew on while releasing whatever is making their mouth uncomfortable.Cats with minor or extreme anxiety issues will find comfort in weird things. Just as humans do, they will find something that helps calm them down and will go back to it every time they feel stressed. It can also be an action done out of nervousness. Licking plastic for a cat may be similar to a human chewing on their hair or nails as a nervous tic.Certain plastics have chemicals that are flavorful to us as well as cats, while others have no taste at all to us… But may be present to your cat. I know this sounds weird but have you ever chewed on your straw? It has a faint taste to it after eating or drinking something that is somehow pleasant. Go figure!