Do cats eat rice???

@eshaan (6193)
India
March 1, 2011 10:23am CST
...i am surprised and a bit ashamed...but i don't mind it much as i don't have pets..but i want to know this fact...that do the cats eat rice?...the one which is the most often visitor of my house...(it is not my pet)...often visits my kitchen platform and there it scatters the rice kept in the bowl...if i forget to keep it in fridge...so i want to know its purpose...does the cat eat it or this naughty visitor of my house likes to scatter all the things..?
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@whatrow (793)
• United States
1 Mar 11
Cooked rice is used to treat diarriah (?) in cats and dogs. If they like it, and want it on a regular basis, I don't think it will harm them.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
this is the new thing i came to know..thanx
@TheCatLady (4697)
• Israel
4 Mar 11
Cats will eat rice. They like it better if you add a bit of meat juice or egg yolk or cheese or milk to it. Anything to give it a bit of taste. If you can afford it, add some meat to the rice. Kitty will love you.
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
6 Mar 11
hi dear..i don't have a pet...its my occasional visitor who made me think this....
• Israel
6 Mar 11
You can still feed him even though he is not your cat. Just don't give him anything with onions or chocolate. Both are toxic to cats. Kitty will be very happy to get a good meal.
• United States
2 Mar 11
Cats are strictly meat eaters unlike dogs. They can have tiny amounts of non-meat items as treats... on a rare occasion. A better treat is boneless cooked chicken or cooked beef. Mainstay cat food can be bought at the pet food store. ~ I don't think this cat is eating the rice but just playing with the grains. If you can spare the rice, it is harmless as I am sure other critters come to eat what the cat scatters. ~ A steady diet of rice or granola type food can damage cats. Some can actually go blind.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
blind???.....this is again something i hear now...some say that it is used for curing diarrhoea in cats and dogs....
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• United States
4 Mar 11
It was something I saw on a show on Animal Cops. However, I don't recommend talking to random strangers on how to attend to the needs of a cat. I recommend asking a vet. Here is a website where you can ask a vet or cat doctor such questions for free. Cat doctors know what they're doing in handing out such advise... ~ http://www.askavetquestion.com/ ~
• China
2 Mar 11
yes,I am sure.she eat rice.someday I had saw
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
i too think it does...many here have stated that they eat it when too much hungry...
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
Sure does. I know because I have three cats; they prefer a meal of rice, fish and a bit leafy vegetable. Only I have to mix their meal well so they'll eat the vegetable. During night time, I feed them with cat food. They're so choosy and they prefer natural foods rather than the conventional cat food.
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
this is again surprising...i see so many different types of creatures here...
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
We didnt have cats before when I was young cause my parents dont like cats but there were some cats from the neighborhood that would come and visit our house and they eat the rice we usually left outside. I even had this friend who's cat eat vegetables especially the green leafy ones.
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
green vegies...did they likes it?...or ate just coz they were hungry?..
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
Yes! they do it rice and even some vegetables. I have a pet cat and there are three of them which makes me proud, because I really like animals. Cats eat rice for like filling purposes. It is used as a digestive aid when a pet has diarrhea. If given too much it would cause bloating and constipation. But this cannot be a main diet for a cat.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
its use in diarrhoea is stated by someone else also...this was something new for me to know...
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
Oh yes, cats do eat rice. We have 5 cats before and we usually give them rice and fish or meat. In fact what we eat are the foods we also give them. Our staple food is rice so everytime we feed them, there is rice in it. I some instances, we give them rice only, but they don't eat so much because they got used to eating rice with meat or fish.
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
they have learned to eat with you all
@lkbooi (16106)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 11
Hi eshaan, I did keep cats as pet before. They were quite picky and loved fish and other seafood only. So that we had to prepare such food for them. They would simply walk away if solely plain rice was served Might be Siamese cat is choosy in food. My neighbor in the left house keeps many cats. I notice that they would eat plate of rice mixed with chopped fish and gravy. I wonder if without the tiny pieces of fish gravy they still eat the rice. I think your visitor tried to look for food it favored from the rice Happy posting
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
yes..and after not getting its favourite part....it might be scattering it in anger...
@sunny5u (2073)
• India
2 Mar 11
Hi eshaan,to my knowledge they eat rice,but not plain rice, its rice mixed with some smell of fish and if its more hungry then some other curry but the smell of fish attracts it the most, even i'm not having pets but like you, i am also having some naughty visitors which will always scatter whatever they find on the kitchen platform, dining table and all...
@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
yes these naughty visitors are very well rained than the pet ones...they take advantage of any absence of ours....
2 Mar 11
My sister's cat do eat rice three times a day and of course some viand usually a smoke fish and sometimes tuna or veggies. They love to eat rice, I think they are used with it. They are native cat and so they eat what their master eat.lol
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
ha ha ha...they are very faithful to their masters good !
@dreamnishu (1254)
• China
2 Mar 11
Yes cat eat rice. I saw by myself to eat rice cat. Some cat really like rice with milk.So i don't think so that your visitor scatter the things. Have a good day!
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
ok..so i have to be careful now...right?
• United States
2 Mar 11
Only if they are very hungry
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
ok..thanx dear for sharing...
@bobbajob (80)
1 Mar 11
Dousn't rice expand when its in the stomach? I know your not suppose to feed birds.
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
no i dont give it to birds...
@sexyice (874)
• Latvia
1 Mar 11
Hi hi hi some cats eat even orange ;) My cat very eats white of egg. When the cat hears that banged egg shell, the cat runs to avoid late own (but in general my) meal. Often (whenever I remember) to boil two eggs, cat appetite is a good egg, he can eat up all egg. To me this seems like a lovely ritual shared a meal with my beloved cat. :) And ofcourse cat eat rice too, my cat eat ;)
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
hi thanx for sharing that valuable info...how does it eat oranges...along with all the skins on it...or u clean and give them?
@MsTickle (24623)
• Australia
1 Mar 11
It is scattering the rice looking for a tasty morsel...not that plain stuff. If it is not eating it all it must not be too hungry. My cat eats tinned cat food and dry cat food, I make the dogs a porridge mix with oats, barley, meat and veggies, sometimes I use rice and the cat loves that as well...prefers the cat food but will still pinch some of the dogs food when I put it out for them.
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
the cats are like that i think..when hungry they accept anything...
@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
1 Mar 11
Hi dear, From my childhood to this date we had a lots of cats at home. As our main food course consists of rice, we used to give them rice only. If it mixed with some fish or any non veg. they will eat as much as they want. If they hungry, they will eat plain rice also without mix of any gravy or anything. Thank-s
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
2 Mar 11
oh yes...the one which comes to my house...might be hungry at times....
@shibham (17027)
• India
1 Mar 11
hahaha... yes, my cat eats rice a lot. But not dried... she must have a smell of fish or milk there... My cat is so stupid that she never takes dry rice... i must have to add some drops of milk. Have a nice day.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
1 Mar 11
oh yes...when milk is added they eat chapatis too
@shibham (17027)
• India
2 Mar 11
I have not tested Chapathi... but heard that its too hard to bite. Is it?
@thesids (22584)
• Bhubaneswar, India
2 Mar 11
Hi Shibham How is your cat dear? Did it jump over the television yet. Dont worry about the roti(chapati) thing, I will give you that when you visit me and yes, it would be softer than you think @didi Well, I have not many encounters with cats but yes, they do eat the rice, and love fish (its smell kind of attracts them)
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