One of the reasons why cats have managed to reign supreme on the Internet Hierarchy of Animals is their unending capacity for surprising us. Every time we think we’ve seen it all, they pull some new little trick or behavioral quirk out of the bag and it drags us right back in.
One such quirk is their pickiness over their food. You never know what they’re going to end up liking. So when you finally do find a food that your cat enjoys, you’ll tend to stick with that forever.
However, sometimes cats will reveal strange preferences when it comes to what they eat. Their tastes are so weird, in fact, that they defy belief… like this one strange kitty. Really, who knew that this would be a cat’s favorite snack?
“What is this strange thing you have brought me, human?” Mao the cat seems curious—but eager—when a banana is peeled and presented to him for inspection. A couple of sniffs is all it takes… and then it’s nomming time!
“Hmm… this is pretty good! I will spare your life another day.” Wow, have you ever seen a cat chow down like that before? He really loves that banana. What is it about this fruit that makes it so appealing to an obligate carnivore?
Mao isn’t the only cat out there with this strange hankering for bananas, either! If you look around the internet you will quickly discover that many other cats enjoy the fruit. Below, a costumed Persian kitty enjoys some delicious ‘nanners.
This little ginger cat looks like she could be related to Mao! She certainly enjoys bananas the way Mao does. According to the ASPCA, bananas are not toxic to cats, but the jury’s still out when it comes to what, if any, health benefits the fruit provides felines.
Though this cat may be dressed like a monkey, he doesn’t seem to be enjoying the fruit as much as the other banana-loving felines on this list. That said, perhaps that suit is hindering his enjoyment? Maybe he’s just a delicate eater.
Those cats might like eating bananas, but it’s safe to say that no one gets more excited about peeling the yellow tropical fruit the way Mao the cat does! Watch what Mao does when his owner holds the banana up high…