Jas claims to have fed a crawdad to a cow.

Jas Dialogue: I look for crawdads in the river...

According to Wikipedia, a crawdad is just another name for a crayfish. Since you can catch crayfish in the game, I thought that my bovine companions would be delighted to receive one as a treat. However, when I left or right-click the cow while holding a crayfish, the cow's status box pops up and I can't seem to find a way to hand over the crustacean.

Trying to feed my cow a crayfish

Is Jas just a big fat liar? Can I actually feed crayfish (and potentially other strange things) to my cow? If so, what effect does it have?

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    Similarly, Marnie gave me a quest to gather Amaranth because cows love it apparently. I don't know if you can actually do it though.
    – Unionhawk
    Commented Apr 19, 2016 at 19:35
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    I had a similar experience when Willie asked for a tuna and I tried to give him an albacore... Apparently Stardew residents follow different species-naming conventions. Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 5:14
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You can't feed crayfish to cows, the only way to interact with them is to pet them or milk them; Jas' story is just more plot.

As an aside, I don't think feeding crayfish to cows is very healthy for either of them.

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    We in fact do feed crayfish to cows.
    – March Ho
    Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 2:39
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    I don't think being fed to something else is beneficial in any sense at all.
    – JD Solomon
    Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 10:32
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    @MarchHo What do you know! It was forbidden for a while in the EU because of BSE.
    – Tom
    Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 7:13

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