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I'd love to know if there's a reason cats do this... We have 2 persian chincilla's and the older one, Levi, constantly goes for sweet wrappers and such... Anything plastic and 'crinkly'. My wife's found complete wrappers in his poop!
But apparently, not all cats are so lucky. Michael came home last Friday and told me his workmate’s cat had developed acne, and that her vet said she should stop feeding him from a plastic bowl. Huh? I mean, I’ve heard a lot of negative things about plastic, but that was a really new one for me.
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!Have you ever had a spot in your mouth where it was tender along the lining of the gums and when you chew on something, it offers some painfully good relief? Cats as well as other animals get this too! Sometimes a cat will chew on plastic objects not because of the taste, but how it feels on their teeth and gums.The plastic bag question puzzles pet owners and vets alike. Scholars speculate, bloggers lecture, owners shake their heads in mock surrender. Disclaimer: We can’t answer it, either. But what we can do is compile all reasons your cat might go after those grocery bags or that storage bin or feeding bowl. What about plastic drives a cat so crazy? It could be….