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
flagBelgium
10%
80%
0%
10%
10
flagAustria
0%
80%
10%
10%
10
flagPoland
8%
69%
12%
7%
10213
flagIndia
3%
69%
15%
9%
33
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
67%
12%
8%
173
flagthe Philippines
0%
66%
16%
16%
12
flagthe United States
10%
65%
10%
12%
186
flagCanada
5%
60%
20%
15%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
60%
20%
5%
20
flagGermany
9%
59%
9%
20%
115
flagthe Netherlands
9%
53%
21%
15%
32
flagFrance
14%
52%
19%
9%
21
flagItaly
17%
52%
17%
11%
17
flagNorway
27%
50%
13%
9%
22
flagSpain
36%
45%
9%
9%
11

Gender

men68%
women70%
dogs
12%
9%
cats
68%
70%
hamsters
10%
12%
house rabbits
8%
7%

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