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View Poll Results: Do your cats eat bugs?
No 2 16.67%
Yes 5 41.67%
That's their whole diet 0 0%
Will eat any kind of bug regardless of size 1 8.33%
No, just likes to kill them so I can have the plesure of cleaning it up 4 33.33%
Only the bigs ones. My cat would hate for me to be "left out" of that meal 0 0%
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2004, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Who else's cats eat bugs?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2004, 11:31 PM
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I know my cat Twinkie doesn't eat bugs, but Sugar has caught some on the balcony even though she doesn't have claws and I dont think she ate it. Yuck!
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Both George & Herbie eat bugs. They go outside with hubby and I during the spring and summer. We've caught them eating grasshoppers, boxelder bugs, and they have even caught some moths (we call them millers up here in the north) in the house a couple of years ago when they were bad.

I know it's kind of gory to go into details like this, but it's funny too. One day outside George spotted a grasshopper. He went over to it, batted it around for a while, stopped to stare at it waiting for it to move again, and then would bat it some more. When he got bored with this he picked it up and tore it apart, leg by leg. The poor grasshopper died a slow, tortorous death.

The moth (miller) thing got to be a nightly ritual. We have a bad miller problem when the summers are damp up here. As it would get darker outside and we would have to turn the lights on in the house the millers would come out of hiding and head toward the lights. George & Herbie would go nuts trying to catch them. It got to be so funny that one night I looked at hubby and said "It's Miller time!" (beer commercial, anybody?)
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Mine hav made a daily ritual of it. Misquito hawks, moths, beetles, crickets, spiders, & just about anything else you can imagine!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 03:39 AM
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I've never seen Jimmy eat a bug. But we've only had him since November, so it isn't really the 'bug season'
Our old cat, Tinker, used to catch and eat every kind of bug imaginable. I've even seen her catch a bee and carry it round in her mouth. I don't know how she avoided getting stung

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It might have been a male. Only the female bees sting.
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