Author Topic: Why is my cat licking coal?  (Read 5703 times)

d.iainm

  • Joined Sep 2009
Why is my cat licking coal?
« on: November 25, 2009, 10:57:36 pm »
My 3 year old cat has taken to lickin! coal in the last few months, he even goes as far as climbing right into the bucket to get some!  He seems fine and healthy enough apart from having worms which he is getting stuff to treat them.

So would be greatful if somebody could tell me if this is normal or not

thanks  ;D


valr

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Brightons nr Falkirk
Re: Why is my cat licking coal?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 11:04:15 pm »
I had a thing for coal when I was pregnant. Got my neighbour to give me some so I could crunch it.
Still has an odd attraction for me .... ??? ::) ;D

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Why is my cat licking coal?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 07:47:56 am »
If you have read my pig story which I posted some time ago I stated that pigs like to eat coal I don't know why but there it is as Harry Worth used to say :D :farmer:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

smokingdragon

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Crynant Nr Neath
Re: Why is my cat licking coal?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 10:56:14 am »
One of my cockers has a penchant for crunching down coal - we say its because we wants to keep his coat nice and black!!

Simon

Samantha

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • Bristol
    • Merry Meet
Re: Why is my cat licking coal?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 12:14:53 pm »
My ferrets seem to like coal too .. not sure if they are eating it .. playing with it or just stealing and hiding it lol


plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
    • Its Baaath Time
    • Facebook
Re: Why is my cat licking coal?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 01:02:01 pm »
Many a pregnant woman I looked after had a thing for eating coal too. maybe we shoudl all try it, who knows what we are missing?!
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

geebee

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • N,E.Fife
Re: Why is my cat licking coal?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 01:30:56 pm »
My old dog licks & nibbles at a couple of very small areas of earth in the garden! she's generally 'losing the plot' a bit, dementia? & put it down to that, but now the other younger one is doing it too!! No help to you I'm afraid but would love to know what the attraction is ???

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • take it easy and chill
    • blaemuir cottage
Re: Why is my cat licking coal?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010, 01:37:10 pm »
they are getting vitamins and minerals that they need, it is what they would do in the wild, its just there natural instinct coming out

 

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