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One of my barn cats, Delilah, has taken to sharing Finn's feeding times. I am not sure why - she has a bowl filled all all times in the barn, plus she is hunter extraordinaire, so it's not like she's doing it because she's hungry. She's just started it since I added beet pulp to Finn's ration, and that seems to be the part she's really going after. Finn is content to share, he's easy going like that, but I can't fathom why she would want to eat it, and am not certain it wouldn't be harmful or at the very least very constipation-inducing for her? It's shreddies, not pelleted, and it is soaked, but still....so weird....why are all my animals WEIRD.... :?
 

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My guess too is that she is going for the fiber.

When we still had our sweet indoor kitties, they would go wild when we brought ears of corn home. They would eat the corn husks until they threw up! So it was always a race to get the corn in the fridge before the cats noticed it was in the house. :lol:

I don't know if it would hurt her. Hopefully not.
 

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The great thing about kitties is their ability to puke things up that do not agree with them (unless it is 2am and they do it on the bed).

I agree with the others that it is probably fine though. Beet Pulp is a common filler in pet foods.
 

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ahem, Indy... pics of Delilah and my horse Finn please? Like everyone else has said, no it's not going to hurt her. As to why she's doing it? Because she's a cat, the true freaks of nature. And why are your animals so weird? Join the club sister... I'd rather have weird than the kind that are constantly lame/sick/injured though!!!
 

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I'm amazed your horse is fine about it. Mine don't let ANY animals in field, much less in bucket.

I don't think it'll hurt the cat - they are very smart naturally on what is good and what is not so good for them (and as mentioned have no problem to throw it up on your bed (or right next to it so you'd have fun stepping into it) if it doesn't go well).
 

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Yeah, this need to be in picture form. That sounds so cute.
 

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Just grabbed two really quick pictures yesterday, they aren't very good. I had planned on taking some more today, but the neighbor's dog ran across the street and terrorized Delilah (who is heavily pregnant :-( ) so she's in the house for a while right now....once she goes back outside (after her kittens are raised and she gets spayed) I'm sure she'll go right back to meal sharing with Finn.

kitten-Val - it's funny huh? If she tried to share with Freyja, Freyja would bite her (has nipped in the past when Delilah tried). But Finn shares with anyone out of his food. He doesn't let the other horses run him off, but he'll let them share - I have to stand guard out there while he eats otherwise fat Misty gets in his food.



 

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AWWW! That is SO cute. I have an older horse who is ferocious to other horses around food but will let any other animal or a pony eat his grain with him.
 

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TOOOO cute!! It's so sweet that he shares! Both of mine get ****ed if the cats get in their food, particularly Ricci when they burrow into her hay. She pitches a huge fit. =]

No, it won't hurt your kitty. I have a cat that eats my grain, so I named him Mickey, as in Mickey Mouse, because, like a mouse, he steals my grain. Another cat licks up the residue around the corn oil container. =P Cats are goofy ones. All of my barn cats seem to think they're horses, rolling in dirt and such.
 
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