Cats eating paper?
As part of our exquisite collection of cat toys (bags, boxes, kitchen roll tubes, feathers-on-a-string), we have a paper bag which is just a little bit too small for Dory. Naturally she loves the crinkling sound and the effort it takes to try to get into it. But sometimes she just sits on it and knaws a corner of the bag, either tearing off little strips or just shredding it. I'm not so bothered by that - it's keeping her entertained. What concerns me is that she might be eating some of these paper bits and we're not seeing her do it. I know paper is fundamentally biodegradable but is it
(a) "normal" for a cat to do this and...
(b) "safe" for her if she is chewing on the pieces and eating some?