Does you cat like olives?

@Happy2BeMe (75441)
Canada
January 18, 2017 6:22pm CST
I have one cat who loves olives. He will even steal them off my plate when I eat them. He gets all crazy, rolling around the floor and acting silly. I read online that olives contain compounds known as isoprenoids. They are similar to the active ingredient in catnip so that explains why he loves them so much. It is mostly in the pimentos of the olives but he seems to like all olives. So has your cat ever eaten olives?
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@JohnRoberts (66848)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Jan 17
Only in his martinis. Shaken not stirred.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
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@NJChicaa (48365)
• United States
19 Jan 17
My 2 scavengers eat steak, chicken, ham, and pork. I have never seen them attempt to eat olives. My old man who hangs out downstairs in the man cave with my husband does like to eat cheddar cheese popcorn, though. That is pretty strange.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
That is cute.. My cat that eats olives also eats toast and butter, any type of meat. He wants to try everything we are eating but he never likes any cat food I buy. He is picky about his cat food. lol
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@Juliaacv (35091)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
I've never heard of an olive-eating cat. And since I don't have a cat, I cannot test that theory out, but I do believe you!
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
It is pretty funny to see.
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• United States
19 Jan 17
That is a first as my cat would not even smell one let alone eat it !
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
lol I only knew he liked him when he came right up and took one off my plate one day.
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• United States
19 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe he must appreciate the benefits of olive oil, I'll bet his coat is soft and shiny !
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
20 Jan 17
@enlightenedpsych2 yes he does have a nice coat
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@paigea (22673)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
Now, I wish I had some olives so I could check this out. Our cat usually turns his nose up at all people food.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
lol you will have to give it a try sometime
@paigea (22673)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe I will buy some today
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
• United States
19 Jan 17
I never had a cat that liked olives but I did have a cat that would go crazy for pizza. It got to a point where we had to give the cat her own slice.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
lol my cat likes pizza too. He wants to try everything that we are eating.
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• United States
19 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe cats are so funny
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
@Marilynda1225 Yes they are!
@JudyEv (140822)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
This seems a really weird thing for a cat to eat.
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@JudyEv (140822)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe What a shame your cat isn't unique.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
@JudyEv oh I am sure he is in many other ways lol
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@TRBRocks420 (85607)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Jan 17
I have never let him try one, because afraid they might be bad, he does love grape vines though, but I have to tell him no.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
I read up on it and it says that it will do them no hard. They are not toxic to a cat.
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@TRBRocks420 (85607)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Jan 17
@Happy2BeMe Glad to know that so I can let him eat olives? He will be very pleased.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
@TRBRocks420 there are all kinds of videos on YouTube of cats eating olives. They are too funny,
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@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
20 Jan 17
Do you like olives?
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
21 Jan 17
I love them all
@Bluedoll (17039)
• Canada
21 Jan 17
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• United States
20 Jan 17
one of my previous LOVED cooked black olives.only cooked ones..we called them his "bugs".
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
20 Jan 17
awwwwwwww
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@snowy22315 (55849)
• United States
20 Jan 17
No, but then again I never thought of offering him an olive. I am not sure if I have any at the moment, but now I am curious
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
20 Jan 17
Your cat just may like them. My other cat wouldn't eat them but he was rolling all over it
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@averygirl72 (16611)
• Philippines
20 Jan 17
First time to know that cat loves olives. I thought they are not vegetarian
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
20 Jan 17
Not sure my cat will try anything lol
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19 Jan 17
It seems counter-intuitive that a cat would like olives, but I'm not sure why. It's not like there's some logical reason for a cat to not like olives. I for one love olives, why would a cat think otherwise?
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
20 Jan 17
That is true..makes sense
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@nanette64 (18182)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Jan 17
Mine don't because I never keep any @Happy2BeMe . Although I do prefer the black ones over the green ones.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
I do too but I just happen to have both now.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Jan 17
I have never had a cat who did, but I also dont think I let them have one, so maybe they would have
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
Maybe so
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• United Kingdom
19 Jan 17
Ahh, cute, she has never tried them but she tries to eat my cupcakes!
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
lol that is cute
@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
19 Jan 17
I don't really 'do' olives, so Scar hasn't been exposed to them...but olives remind me of grapes (shape) and he has this habit of knocking grapes onto the floor and chasing them around, although he never eats them
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
lol that is funny!
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@xstitcher (12939)
• Petaluma, California
19 Jan 17
LOL--our cat we had when I was a kid ate Kraft Macaroni and Cheese...
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
That is cute. I have never tried him with Macaroni and cheese before but I wouldn't be surprised if he loved it.
@Tampa_girl7 (27396)
• United States
19 Jan 17
We had a cat years ago that loved olives
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
lol it is too cute to watch them get all excited over them
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jan 17
That's very interesting. We don't eat the olives, so we don't know whether here the cats like it or not. When we had a cat before, he just liked a certain fish from a certain market. Even if you bought the same type fish from another market, he would not eat it at all. That's so strange I think cats have a good sense of taste. Perhaps cats in different areas have different diet habits.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
Maybe so. My other cat will only eat cat food. He just gags at the smell of people food. lol
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