No Thumbs? No Problem - This Cat Eats with His Paws Just Fine

Posted by Paige Cerulli

Though this cat has no thumbs to hold utensils, that doesn't stop him from scooping up his food and placing it in his mouth. 

Cats have all sorts of interesting quirks. They come up with the most unusual sleeping positions, and seem determined to shove themselves into spaces where they really don't fit. And then there are their eating habits. Even though this cat has no thumbs, he's developed a very human-like way of eating his cat food.

Take a look at this video. This clever cat makes a spoon out of his paw and uses it to scoop food up into his mouth. There's no bending down to eat out of a bowl for this cat - oh no, that would be far too embarrassing. And after all, he's a sophisticated cat. He's above all that, and he'd much rather eat like a human.

So, what do you think? Will this cat progress to using actual utensils, even with no thumbs? It looks to me like he could pretty easily grasp a spoon or a fork with his paw. With his excellent coordination, it wouldn't be that far-fetched.

Does your cat have unusual eating habits? If your cat displays some strange behaviors, you might try feeding him different types of cat food, or feeding him from a different bowl or a different location. Just like humans, cats can develop strong preferences, and if your cat is displeased with something, he will usually display a behavior to let you know.

Then again, some cats just love to be unique!

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No Thumbs? No Problem - This Cat Eats with His Paws Just Fine