Do cats get bored of the same food?

Cats can be fussy eaters. One day they’re happily munching away, the next they barely give their bowl a second glance. Just like us, cats can get tired of their food. It may well seem that they are bored of the same food at times, so what can you do when they refuse to eat?

Depending on your cat’s roaming habits (if they are an indoor or outdoor cat) it can be hard to understand exactly what they’re eating from day to day.


They could be outside chasing birds or catching mice, or being fed by your friendly neighbour up the road.


Even though you feed your cat every day, they may still be foraging for food when you’re not paying attention. Your cat may just be bored with their eating process – plus foraging under the kitchen table is fun. Cats are natural hunters, and they lose out on this instinct as you feed them every day. Try putting bits of kibble in toys or hide pieces around the house. Your cat will have to hunt for their food, keeping their interest at an all-time high.


There are a number of reasons why your cat may be bored of their food. “Variety is the spice of life” as they say, and this is no exception when it comes to your cat’s mealtimes.


If your cat is disinterested in their food, try switching the flavour up. Take note if they prefer certain foods more than others. When buying, be conscious of what flavours you’re picking out as well as the ingredients they contain. Additionally, watch out for the meat content in food as cats need a high meat diet. Choosing a food with high meat will ensure that your cat is not only getting the correct nutritional balance from their meals, but the food will be naturally more appealing to your cat and more palatable.


Another reason to keep in mind if your cat becomes bored of their food, is to consider that your cat may be sick. There is no need to panic – if switching their food does not help with the boredom issue, then do seek professional help from your vet.


We have specially formulated our Claude & Clarence adult cat foods with delicious Free Run Turkey and Atlantic Salmon to ensure your feline friend stays engaged and interested at mealtimes and thoroughly enjoys their food! We have specially designed our Claude & Clarence adult cat food flavours to be fed on rotation so that you can confidently feed the variety of flavours across the range.