Cats eating bugs?
May 10, 2005 9:11 PM Subscribe
Are centipedes safe for cats to eat?
posted by oflinkey to Pets & Animals (15 answers total)
I posted a related question to MonkeyFilter
, however, now I need to know if house centipedes (I am sure we are dealing with those as opposed to silverfish, etc.) are safe for kitties to eat.
This would normally not be an issue as our two older cats are loathe to do anything other than lounge uninterestedly; however, our newest kitty seems to have taken a liking to catching and de-legging them before munching away.
Mr. Oflinkey seems to think he heard somewhere that they are not good for kitties to eat. They do sting (I have been bitten to swollen and painful results) so I worry about little Melon eating them.
If it is no good for kitty to eat, then I need to know about insecticides. I remember a few people mentioning a particular kind of insecticide here on AskMe that is either organic or non-toxic to humans/animals, but I cannot seem to find any threads mentioning it. I know it was mentioned in a rash of "bug" threads.
Any help for Melon?