Posted by: Kim | 2008/12/11

Kitten eats moths and bugs

I have a 12 week old kitten. Every little insect he catches he plays with until it is dead and then he eats it i.e moths, Xmas beetles, etc.
Is this normal.

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Posted by: Carol | 2008/12/11

Quite normal ..

I have a new brat (5 week old orphan) and he catches and eats everything..I try not to let him eat his " toys"  tho as they tend to upset his tummy.

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Posted by: SS | 2008/12/11

eewwww Mandy!

I don' t think I' d be able to stomach having to clean that up! lol

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Posted by: SS | 2008/12/11

My almost 3 yr old pavement pedigree is also keen on hunting and brings her prey indoors to " finish them off" .

She' s brought lizards, dragon flies, those huge -|- raoaches, beetle type of bugs, etc... She' s not keen on eating them, I usually will stumble upon their splitted remains scattered around the house! (think maybe I' d prefer if she ate them, at least I won' t feel yucky having to toss out the remains of her prey!

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Posted by: Mandi | 2008/12/11

You guys are lucky  on Monday morning I walked into the kitchen to find pieces of rat EVERYWHERE! On the floor, counter and table. And when I cleaned it up, I realized it was still warm! Not a good way to start the week.

And when she catches something small like a beetle, she runs up to me all excited and eats in front of me...crunch...crunch... Aaahhh, the joys....

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Posted by: Natasha | 2008/12/11

My kitten does that too, and then when he is finished, he brings me the bugs remains, like he is bringing me the most valuable gift. He doesn' t leave unitl I give him a hug and tell him what a good little Hunter he is.
Luckily he is and indoor cat, so won' t be bringing me bird presents !!!

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Posted by: E.S. | 2008/12/11

That is what he would have lived of if he was wild.

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