2 year old house cat chewing cords and straps in half.
September 20, 2010 1:20 PM Subscribe
Why is our cat chewing cords and straps in half; and may eat small pieces of it, but mostly leaves it? (Shoelaces, Bra Straps, Tank Top Straps, iPhone cords, etc.) Aside from the idea that cats seem to enjoy chewing and licking leathery things or plastic things, like plastic bags, is there a greater reason? Maybe psychological? He is fed 1/3 cup of food twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, I doubt he is hungry. Any ideas on a replacement? More inside.
posted by sir_rubixalot to pets & animals (31 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, more details; he is a 2yr old orange tabby, your basic house cat I suppose. Every once and a while (maybe every month?) we will discover he has chewed part of my shoe lace, or part of her bra strap; and he seems to swallow parts of it, but not a lot; just seems to chew it in half and leave it. He has also, once, chewed my iPhone charger cord, but didn't swallow any of it, just chewed it in half.
A theory is that he is angry if we feed him late or aren't home a lot; another is that maybe he needs more exercise? Does anyone have experience with either of these things, or maybe he needs a healthy replacement; any recommendations? He does enjoy the kitty grass.