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Feeding cooked eggs

Sam

Savannah Super Cat
#1
Hello All

Layla has an amazing appetite for food now all of the sudden after being spayed. Cant make sense of it, I am a bit alarmed as well since she is now also drinking water where before I never saw her drinking much water (she still only drinks a little but more than before). So this morning I made some eggs, she ate two cans of cat food back to back and for the first time she was begging for food from my plate, so I gave her eggs (small amount of salt but no pepper) and she ate it up and wanted more. I was searching to see if eggs are ok for cats, I am not sure if its ok for an SV. What do you guys thinks about feeding her one egg a day?
 

Tarah

Mace's Mama
#4
I was making hard-boiled eggs one night and Mace sneaked up behind me and snatched one up, shell and all. I chased him all over the place as he was growling at me trying to get it out of his mouth because I thought it would hurt him. In hindsight, it was actually kind of amusing having me run after this cat with an egg hanging out of his mouth, haha! I didn't realize cats liked eggs so much! It's so good to know that I can give him a little egg treat without worrying from now on, thanks for the insight!
 

Sunny

Loyal Servant
#5
Thanks for the link! My breeder was giving Isis eggs in the morning besides her normal food and it's something I don't have too often, but think that yeah this might be a good way to balance out my meals by having breakfast if she enjoys them too!
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#6
I left a carton of eggs on the island bench once for about five minutes. I came back to a smashed egg mess on the floor and my F1 Nina lapping it up. Apparently she could tell even through the shell that it was egg and she wanted it!

I don't know about giving two cooked eggs at a time, that sounds like a pretty major proportion of the daily diet... guess if you added supplements though it would be okay?
 

Sam

Savannah Super Cat
#7
To be on a safe side I guess one egg a day then. Something strange is happening Layla, she is now eating everything I put out for her so her diet now is all healthy food and less fancy feast :)
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#8
There's often no rhyme or reason to a cat :)

Plus they go through food phases just like a child can... and growth spurts that mean they are ravenous and more likely to eat anything offered...
 

Sam

Savannah Super Cat
#9
There's often no rhyme or reason to a cat :)

Plus they go through food phases just like a child can... and growth spurts that mean they are ravenous and more likely to eat anything offered...
I agree, love watching her destroy food lol... the problem now is she is after whatever I am eating.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#10
And that is up to you on how you deal with that. We have always had a rule here of never feeding from our plates. We have a beagle and he would never let up if he thought there was a chance of that! So none of our cats think of begging or grabbing anything on our plate...