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Is it OK for a cat to eat bluebottles?

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Ponders · 10/08/2013 15:01

There was one in the room driving me nuts - I couldn't get it with a magazine. Hunter-fetcher cat came in & within seconds had knocked it down, trapped it with a paw & scoffed it. Ewww. Shock

(Footballer cat, who is a bit dim, just lay there & ignored it)

Anyway I wondered about germs & eggs & stuff...Confused

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cozietoesie · 10/08/2013 15:22

Don't see why not. There may be the odd rare disease that one is carrying I suppose but mine always have and have never been ill from it. They'd eat them in the wild after all.

And just try and stop them.

Smile

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lljkk · 10/08/2013 15:34

My cats always ate them. Maybe an issue if you never worm your cats.

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monsterchild · 10/08/2013 15:40

I've never had a cat get I'll from eating bugs. I seem onevomit but that was from sheer numbers of bugs. (a kitten faced with a cicada plague)

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Ponders · 10/08/2013 19:37

they were wormed this week - next dose due in November - so I don't need to worry?

Thanks, guys Smile

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NettoSuperstar · 10/08/2013 19:42

My cats eat bugs all the time, that's why I have them Grin

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cozietoesie · 10/08/2013 19:44

And if you think Ewww for a bluebottle, just wait until one of them goes after a Daddy Long Legs and comes back - successful but not noticing that he's still got some legs dangling from the side of his mouth!

Grin

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Fluffycloudland77 · 10/08/2013 20:01

We don't get many spiders anymore, I came home one day to find a little pile of legs on the top step of the stairs though.

We had one the size of a hamster running around the bedroom once, I wouldn't let him have it though, for his own safety.

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deliasmithy · 12/08/2013 20:05

Probably a good source of protein? !

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