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Can cats taste "sweet"?


I've read that cats can't taste sweet however I have a Maine Coon that seems to love sweets. He loves red licorice and sneeks up to steal candy corn out of your hands at Christmas time. Sweets seem to be his favorite things. I'm sure it's not that good for him but he sneeks up and takes sweets anyway.

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    Marty Andersen (flash167) 4 years ago

    I have to agree with you. Even if they can't technically taste sweets, there definitely is something they seem to love about them. At least certain cats.

    Candy corn was one of my biggest surprises because it's almost all sugar.


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    Marty Andersen (flash167) 4 years ago

    This particular cat would rather have sweets, crackers, chips or cookies rather than have is regular cat food.

    One of our cats used to like to lick the Clorox bleach bottle so we had to hide it from him.

    Cats can do some strange things sometimes!


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Lisa Brown (lisasuniquevoice) says

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    Marty Andersen (flash167) 4 years ago

    Sounds like yours has a sweet tooth also. My cat just enjoyed a little banana pudding this morning.

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    Marty Andersen (flash167) 4 years ago

    You gave me a good laugh. Thanks!

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    Marty Andersen (flash167) 4 years ago

    That doesn't explain my cat addiction to sweets. He likes anything sweet. I have six cats all together but this is the first cat I've ever seen that really wants sweets.


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