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www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-health-behavior-why-do-cats-lick-plastic-bags

7 Reasons Cats Love to Lick Plastic. ... This could also explain why some cats like to urinate on plastic bags. 7. Mental short-circuit. Some cats get in the habit of eating non-food items. This ...

www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/why-does-my-cat-like-to-chew-plastic

“If the cat is anxious, there is a benefit to the cat — it is a coping mechanism that may help to diminish anxiety, much like hair twirling or biting your nails,” says Dr. Pike. “If the cause is not anxiety, chewing on plastic may just be something that the cat enjoys doing. However, the dangers include trauma to the gums or other soft ...

www.cathealth.com/behavior/how-and-why/2348-why-does-my-cat-eat-plastic

Predatory drive. Something about the sound and feel of the plastic may remind your cat of catching and eating prey. Curious personality. A cat that licks, chews on, or eats plastic may simply enjoy doing it. This is especially common in the case of kittens that are generally exploring and learning about all kinds of things in their environment ...

iheartcats.com/why-are-some-cats-obsessed-with-plastic-bags

One human’s garbage is one cat’s treasure, apparently. Some cats can’t seem to get enough of plastic bags. But why? Pet Behavior Expert Mychelle Blake explains at PetHealthNetwork that it’s not the bag that some cats love – it’s the smell that remains on the bag.. Cats have a powerful sense of smell, and are big fans of “people food” (whether they should have it or not).

www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/10/animals-cats-behavior-pets

Licking 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 ...

www.thesprucepets.com/cats-chewing-plastic-553932

Cats that have aggression issues may begin chewing on plastic cords and other items around the house in an attempt to express their emotions. These aggressive behaviors can be a sign of pain, poor socialization, and stress, among other things. Problems With Chewing Plastic. Some plastic items are completely okay for your cat to chew on but many ...

www.pethealthnetwork.com/cat-health/cat-behavior/why-does-my-cat-chew-plastic-bags

Questions that can come up when working with families that have cats in their households, are often about a cat’s predilection for chewing on odd items. While plastic bags may seem like a strange choice for cats; from a cat’s point of view, they are very attractive.

cattime.com/cat-facts/health/21639-why-does-my-cat-eat-plastic

Cats are obligate carnivores, so they usually like to stick to eating meat. But sometimes cats start eating things that aren’t food at all. You may have noticed that your cat is starting to eat houseplants, things made of wool, paper, rubber bands, or even plastic. This urge to eat items that are ...

www.petmd.com/cat/behavior/why-do-cats-chew-things

Cats may chew on everything from plastic bags and wires to wood and certain types of fabrics. While the behavior on its own shouldn’t necessarily be cause for alarm—cats just sometimes like to chew on stuff—if a cat’s urge to chew becomes compulsive, it can lead to serious issues.

kittyclysm.com/cat-chews-plastic

Dr. Eric Barchas, writing for Catster, wrote up the most reasonable response to why cats chew plastic I’ve managed to find: […] Yes, a very large number of cats like to chew on plastic bags. Many cats also enjoy chewing other forms of thin plastic, or chew on (and sometimes swallow) rubber bands. I do not have a definitive answer for why ...