Spotty swallowed the mouse's tail.
Spotty gets really excited about toy mice made with real rabbit fur. So I attached one to a shoelace and a wand to make the perfect interactive cat toy for him. This morning he chewed off part of the mouse's tail and swallowed it. Should I be concerned? He's acting normally and not having any reactions to it so he'll probably just poop it out. I just want to know if this is safe. Considering that the mouse is made from real fur and a cat would probably chew off the tail of a real mouse in the wild and swallow it Spotty's behavior was natural and he does treat these real fur mouse toys as if they're real mice. But other than rabbit fur I don't know what else these toys are made of. Seems like leather or some kind of animal skin. Is it unsafe for cats to chew off and swallow the tails and would it be wise for me to cut off the tails of all the fur mice to make the toys safer for my kitties to play with? I know the tails probably add to the appeal of the mice making them seem even more real. But I don't want to play with my cats irresponsibly. What do you think?