Can Cats Eat Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BantamoftheOpera, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Southern Maine
    I've got a cat who has been stalking our egg dishes. I found her in the eggsalad yesterday and I found her on the stove today eating the raw eggs out of the pan! Is it okay to suplement her feed with eggs? She's crazy about them and she's a very skinny girl. Any opinions?
  2. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Flippin, AR
    Cats LOVE eggs. Everything under the sun eats eggs. My cats will fight over a dropped egg. The protein is good for their coats.
  3. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    I don't see how it would hurt. My niece's cat loves to eat boiled eggs but never tried raw eggs.
  4. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    It's great for them, but I don't think I'd feed them raw.
  5. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Southern Maine
    Good to know. I wasn't trying to feed them raw, but I was cooking one and I found her on the stove eating it before it fried up!
  6. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Raw eggs are a great treat for cats. They are high in protein and also help to make the coat shiny. I grew up always giving our cats and dogs a raw egg for breakfast. I'd be a bit nervous these days about feeding a raw egg from the grocery store, but a home grown one, no problem. Cooking them is fine too if raw worries you. Cats and dogs seem to be a little less apt to get food poisoning than people anyway, they're always eating weird junk and don't usually get sick. I joke that my Burmese cat Belle is on the raw food diet, all she wants to eat is raw milk, raw eggs, raw meat and fish, and fresh raw greens. She's super shiny and muscular, and maybe a little TOO active, so she doesn't seem to be hurting from it. [​IMG]
  7. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I give my 5 barn cats eggs frequently - and they LOVE them! The all follow me around while I collect the eggs each day. When I have eggs in my hand, I am their best friend!
  8. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    We have barn cats, a few years ago one of them tangled with something that broke her lower jaw. She disappeared for several days, and then showed up with the injury. She could not eat even soft cat food, but she could lap up raw eggs. She ate nothing but raw eggs for two weeks before she could mouth the soft cat food. I thought she might even have gone blind in one eye as the pupil was fully dilated. After a month of soft cat food, she started to eat the regular cheapo stuff we supplement the barn cats with. She recovered now and has resumed barn cat duty, the one eye is still dilated just a bit more then the other, but she must be able to see enough for depth perception---she catches birds on the fly. She looks a little skewed jaw with a few missing teeth, but living a normal barn cat life now.

    P.S. Before you berate me for not taking the half wild feral barn cat demon to the Vet, you come catch the living maelstrom of talons!
  9. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    All the cats I ever had just loved raw eggs! And I agree - it makes for a nice coat! [​IMG]
  10. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Quote:^ THAT'S some funny stuff!!!! ^

    We had to trap two of the five cats when we took them to spay/neuter. They will NEVER go into those traps again....I don't know what I'll do when their three-year rabies shot wears off. *sigh*

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