Weekly Trick – Eating Treats From Chopsticks (Cats)
This is something I saw on youtube and am teaching Isis how to do this. She pretty much has it down, but I sometimes have to remind her how to do it. It’s not difficult and I will explain, along with posting a link to one of the cutest cat eating from chopsticks videos ever!
This is fairly easy to teach your cat. What you need are wooden chopsticks, patience and time, and some of your cats favorite treats. I actually use pork because Isis would probably do back flips in order to get some pork.
The first step I did was make sure that Isis hadn’t eaten anytime before doing this trick. I cut up the pork into small treat size pieces.
For the first day, all I would do is hold out the pork and have Isis take it from my fingers at her eye level. The next few days, I stood up and would raise the treat up a bit higher each time, until she was standing on her hind legs and taking the treat easily from my fingers (I would make sure that there was a 90% success rate. That is, she would take it from my fingers at least 9 times out of 10). All the while doing this, I would say the command word “pork”, so that she would associate that word with what she was doing.
On the fifth day, I ended up putting a piece of pork into the chopsticks. I held the chopsticks up to the level where she would be standing on her hind legs and said my command word “pork”. She stood on her hind legs and took the pork from between the chopsticks.
As promised, here is the trick in action. This is such a cute, smart cat!