Meet Remus, a ten-year-old tabby with a strange fondness for fruit.
Carly Cox noticed that her inquisitive cat was digging through the groceries more than usual when spring arrived this year. It took a while, but Cox ultimately figured out that Remus was intrigued by a container of strawberries.
Cox told The Dodo, “I asked my sister (a veterinarian) if they were OK for him to take.” “She said yes, and he was overjoyed when I presented them to him!”
Remus used to like playing with his toys and activity tunnel before falling in love with strawberries. Remus, on the other hand, got infatuated with the bright red fruit after discovering it.
While strawberries should not be included in a cat’s normal diet owing to their high sugar content, Remus appears to be unaffected.
“Remus usually snuggles and plays with the strawberries,” Cox added. “Rather of trying to consume them, he rubs his face all over them and tosses them about like toys.”
Strawberry might be a distant relative of catnip, providing a comparable psychoactive effect in cats, despite the fact that cats can’t taste sweet and have difficulties perceiving the color red.
Whatever the cause for Remus’ fixation with strawberries, and just strawberries, the cat simply cannot get enough of them.
“When he gets weary, he’ll sleep with the strawberries as well,” Cox explained. “I’m not sure why he enjoys them so much, but I’m glad I can provide him happiness with something so simple!”