Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:18 pm

Our 1 male cat is licking the nut coal in the buckets near our stove
We have seen him do this several times
We can't figure out the WHY ?

Bellyache ?
Some health benefit he has figured out ?

Anyone else ever see this or know anything about it ?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both


Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:54 pm

Some say lacking in certain minerals diet wise--I just figured it was cause he got tired of lickin his own nuts :?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:03 pm

He's trying to get the taste of that cat food out of his mouth.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:25 pm

freetown fred wrote:I just figured it was cause he got tired of lickin his own nuts :?


well FF....he's probably been 'fixed' so he doesn't have his own anymore...maybe he is nostalgic
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:40 pm

Yes the cat is "fixed" :what:

He usually enjoys the cat food very much. We also have heard that mineral deficiency is a possibility .

BUT, Which mineral ? :notsure:
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:51 pm

He looks a lot like our Fred. I don’t know why he would lick coal but our Fred does a lot of stupid stuff and we just figure that’s Fred being Fred.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: warminmn On: Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:52 pm

Does he lick pee coal too? :)

Is there any possibility of salt being a factor? Or mice having been in the coal?

It may just be the dust he is licking to get his vomit reflex thingy to work??? or maybe your cat is, well, no other way to say it, stupid :lol:

Thanks for the laughs everyone!
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:57 pm

warminmn wrote:Does he lick pee coal too? :)

Is there any possibility of salt being a factor? Or mice having been in the coal?

It may just be the dust he is licking to get his vomit reflex thingy to work??? or maybe your cat is, well, no other way to say it, stupid :lol:

Thanks for the laughs everyone!


No pee coal here,other than the occasional pieces mixed in.

No salt or mice have been in the coal

He has not been vomiting after licking the coal.

Stupid,NO !

This cat is a VERY smart dude.
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both


Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:43 pm

Activated charcoal is used for medicinal purposes.

http://www.drugs.com/mtm/charcoal.html
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:33 am

freetown fred wrote:I just figured it was cause he got tired of lickin his own nuts :?


Rob R. wrote:He's trying to get the taste of that cat food out of his mouth.


Survey says.... He was trying to get the taste of his Balls out of his mouth

gaw wrote: I don’t know why he would lick coal but our Fred does a lot of stupid stuff and we just figure that’s Fred being Fred.


Fred I dont know who this GAW cat is, but you need to get out in front of this one. and fast :!:
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:26 am

In the winter, some of our drivers would toss a shovel of rock salt on the floor of their trailer before loading at the breaker to help the wet coal from freezing to the floor.

When we processed coal on below zero days, I would throw a handful every now and then on the rice and Barley chute.

Is there a slight white colored film on any of the coal?

Paulie
Pauliewog
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:44 am

Maybe cause he is just a stupid cat ...

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I'm sure that there are people who do the same ...
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:07 am

gaw wrote:He looks a lot like our Fred. I don’t know why he would lick coal but our Fred does a lot of stupid stuff and we just figure that’s Fred being Fred.



At first I thought you were talking about "our" Fred from freetown . I was thinking that ain't nice. :lol:
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:21 am

Damn guys, if I could bend that far I'd probably do the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: toothy
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Male cat licking coal ~ WHY ?

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:36 am

FF , Your balls or the coal ?
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II
Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
Coal Size/Type: All of them