Cats eating strange things.

@jugsjugs (13045)
October 21, 2009 4:28pm CST
One of my six cats has been eating very strange things since we have had her.There has been bees,frogs,moths as well as flies,i feed her very well and she always has the food so she can have it all day long,so why eat those other horrid things?
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@doormouse (4619)
21 Oct 09
one of mine likes jazzles which are white chocolate buttons with hundreds and thousands on top
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@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Oct 09
hi doormouse isn't chocolate dangerous for cats and dogs? I know' it is poisonous for dogs.
@doormouse (4619)
21 Oct 09
i don't know if it's poisonous for cats,he does'nt have them all the time,orobably only a couple of times a year and then he only has 3-4
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
21 Oct 09
A cat is a natural predator, and those things are all part of their diet in the wild. It seems that your cat still has more instincts than maybe the others have about her diet. I have had mine eat many bugs and the like, they see them move and have to stalk and kill them, and often they will then eat them, some seem to be tastier snacks than others - moths and flies are better than waterbugs...
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@GardenGerty (104277)
• United States
22 Oct 09
And you would know how a waterbug tastes? I bet they are too crunchy and the lighter fare of the flying insects is a great appetizer.
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@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
We'll, perhaps it's in their nature to do so. We might not appreciate the taste of those horrid things but I guess the catfood we give our pets are just not enough for their tastebuds and their needs for minerals.
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@GardenGerty (104277)
• United States
22 Oct 09
It is the same reason humans go out and shoot and kill wild things to eat. It is the thrill of the catch. Chasing the prey makes the food seem savory.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
22 Oct 09
no idea how a water bug tastes, just know the cats don't eat them!
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I keep my cats food dish with food in it all the time so he can eat when he is hungry, but he still eats the types of things that you talk about. I don't know why either because he is not hungry. it must just be in their nature.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Thank you for giving me the best response
• United States
25 Oct 09
Your kitty is just amusing herself, cats are natural hunters. We had a friend that took a kitten from us and it got huge eating crickets. And you may think they are horrid but there are countries that find creapy crawlies standard nutrition.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
24 Oct 09
Hello jj. I think that this cat of yours is an exception. Maybe he wants to try something new despite he eats well in the house?
@SallyAnna (143)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I'm not sure why they eat those awful things. It seems most cats will though, I know I have to be careful with thread when I'm sewing. My cat will try and eat it, I've got him several times licking away at the thread.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
23 Oct 09
The things you mentioned would be in the normal diet of cats in the wild. Thgey are just being cats. However, there are some cats who ear things that are not digestible. I've always been careful to keep rubber bands up off the floor because I had a cat who would eat them. One of our neighbor's cats likes to eat the plastic that novelty items are encased in. I would think that the plastic might cut him on the inside, but the vet didn't seem concerned.
@rmuxagirl (7561)
• United States
22 Oct 09
My cat does munch on random weird thing. it isnt because she doesnt have cat food in her dish, its just that she is a weird cat LOL. She just does weird things like most cats do.
@ShadoCat (92)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Because the cat is a predator. It is instinctive to catch and eat food.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
22 Oct 09
I had four cats at one time and they ate strange stuff also, insects and stuff and tinsel from the tree. The one that went outside(he was declawed and he stayed in the yard) would kill birds and rabbits and stuff and eat them. I always thought that if they were well fed they wouldn't eat their kill. Guess I was wrong, I always kept their dish full of dried food but he still ate what he killed. He woule leave the hearts and guts but ate everything else, even the head- ugh.
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
22 Oct 09
She does that because she is a cat! Cats are hunters and no matter how hard we try to domesticate them, they remain true to their nature. I have a dog that way, always on the prowl for crickets, worms, birds, etc.! Let your cat be a cat, she'll be much better adjusted if she's allowed to use her skills and keep them sharp.
@BarBaraPrz (21073)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Oct 09
She's not really a cat... she's an alien disguised as a cat.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
22 Oct 09
i think they r just bringing out their wild side if they lived outside and had to hunt for their food. and since they are domesticated, they enjoy hunting in their homes or their yards for much smaller prey.
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
22 Oct 09
Cats are predators by nature. It is totally natural for them to hunt and eat their prey...and has nothing to do with what you serve them for dinner. Cats, are hunters. cdrxo
• United States
22 Oct 09
Its just the cats killer instinct. I've had several like that with insects & other things. Guess it makes them feel tough lol
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
22 Oct 09
It's not really that weird for cats to eat things like that. Cats are hunters by nature, so it's actually pretty natural for them to eat bugs and things that crawl and fly. My cats go crazy for squirrels, birds, spiders, flies, and any bug that flies or crawls. And yes, they'll even eat the spiders and bugs. They've even caught and killed at least one fly before. Maybe more and probably ate it, too. It's pretty normal and I praise them for stuff like that. Especially when it's a spider!
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
21 Oct 09
Cats are predatory creatures, most likely she just likes to hunt and maybe she likes the taste of the things she eats. As long as they aren't harming her, then I wouldn't worry about it. If she's not eating the food you give her is when I'd worry.
• United States
21 Oct 09
My cat loves pop tarts lol!!!!!!!!!