Which pets lack a sweet taste receptor?

dogs
cats
hamsters
house rabbits
Domestic cats are neither at­tract­ed to, nor show avoid­ance of the taste of sweet car­bo­hy­drates and high­-in­ten­si­ty sweet­en­er­s. Record­ings from cat taste nerve fibers demon­strate re­spons­es to salty, sour, and bitter stimuli, but show no response to sugars. Other than that, the sense of taste in cats appears similar to that of other mammals.

Answers distribution

dogs
cats
hamsters
house rabbits
answers
flagSweden
9%
85%
4%
0%
21
flagRussia
4%
82%
13%
0%
23
flagSwitzerland
3%
80%
7%
7%
26
flagAustralia
4%
73%
13%
8%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
69%
11%
7%
309
flagthe Philippines
6%
68%
12%
12%
16
flagPoland
9%
67%
13%
10%
16200
flagIndia
8%
67%
13%
8%
58
flagthe United States
9%
64%
10%
13%
287
flagCanada
8%
64%
17%
8%
34
flagItaly
12%
62%
16%
8%
24
flagBelgium
12%
62%
12%
12%
16
flagFrance
15%
60%
15%
6%
33
flagGermany
9%
59%
10%
20%
167
flagRepublic of Ireland
11%
57%
17%
14%
35
flagthe Netherlands
11%
55%
17%
15%
45
flagNorway
19%
54%
19%
6%
31
flagUnknown
9%
51%
20%
18%
682
flagSpain
37%
50%
6%
6%
16
flagUkraine
17%
46%
17%
17%
28

Gender

men59%
women66%
dogs
12%
9%
cats
59%
66%
hamsters
15%
13%
house rabbits
12%
10%

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