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My cat chased acouple of flies and ate them.

post #1 of 20
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She is quite the little hunter.

post #2 of 20
Hehe, she's trying to be like my kitty boy, Jason! He thinks he's quite the hunter as well, our bug population is being kept under control :p
post #3 of 20
I have 2 like that brother and sister, I call one the Predator and the other the terminator, one hunts the other finishes off.
post #4 of 20
Yum yum....
freshly caught flies.
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I swooped down and took away a fly from my kitty once. She was very peeved. But her sister had tapeworms and the vet said that she probably got it from eating a fly...Am I taking the fun out of it for my girls?
post #6 of 20
Good kitty! Get them bugs!

My Aya killed a giant cockroach a couple weeks ago. She's on her way to earning her keep.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by tdonline View Post
I swooped down and took away a fly from my kitty once. She was very peeved. But her sister had tapeworms and the vet said that she probably got it from eating a fly...Am I taking the fun out of it for my girls?
Thanks.

I was just waiting for an excuse on why it is bad for cats.
post #8 of 20
One time when I was in my old apartment. After I moved in, there were alot of boxes that were in puddles for some reason. I took them into the backroom of my place. (It was a basement apartment).

It turns out the damp boxes were a perfect breeding ground for houseflies

So when I came home from work a few days later (or however long their gestation is) There were swaths of flies fying around.

I got out the fly swatter and killed them all.

Miss Trout ate them up...she loved them. I do wonder now why I let her eat so many flies..but thanking god that she didn't get sick.
post #9 of 20
I once had a cat that thought he was an anteater. We had an ant problem in that house (next door neighbors used their backyard as a dump and the bugs spread), and Cloud would lick lines of ants off of the walls and those floors that were suitable for licking.
post #10 of 20
I hate spiders (especially them with the tiny bodys and big legs) eek!! Anyway yesterday I was tidying up and came across a big nasty spider in the kitchen. So I shut my little hunter Amadeus in there Then ten minutes later let him back in. Spider vanished Magic !
post #11 of 20
My cat also kills and immediately consumes any bug found.
post #12 of 20
Flies are very nummy plus they are fun to catch! lol
post #13 of 20
Jack will only hunt it if it flies--he was so upset that there was a fly in the kitchen today that needed killed but the new baby was in the kitchen and he just wouldn't breach the doorway to get to it. You could see it in his eyes, the big debate--fly, kitten, fly, kitten.

Leslie
post #14 of 20
Both my boys love to hunt bugs. Tailer is the most successful. (Forest tries, but he gets intention tremors of his head when he gets excited. It's hard to hunt with a bobble head!)

When Tailer was a kitten, he used to love for us to pick him up and hold him up to the ceiling near where the fly was. He'd grab the fly right off the ceiling and eat it. Now that he's older he's not quite so enthusiastic.
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by tdonline View Post
Am I taking the fun out of it for my girls?
Nah, the fun is in the chase, flys can't taste as good as whatever you're feeding them!

One of mine is so OCD when it comes to hunting that she will exhaust herself trying to get a fly on the outside of the window. I had a laser toy for them for all of an hour, but had to pass it on to someone else when I realized that for her it wasn't fun, she was too frustrated comeing up with empty paws.
post #16 of 20
mmmmmm....flies *Homer Simpson voice*



Good source of protein,right?
post #17 of 20
Watch out or Peta might send your cat a humane fly trap! Or better yet some tofly
My dogs like to catch lightning bugs. They don't use a jar with holes on the top either
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Originally Posted by Howard View Post
She is quite the little hunter.

It seems like everything on the news lately is about flies!
post #19 of 20
Your signature says it all.

"You can take the cat out of the wild, but you can't take the wild out of the cat."

My friends cat always did this with spiders and she just shrugged and said, "This is life with an obligate carnivore. I got used to it." LOL!
post #20 of 20
I love that our cats hunt flies. All the neighbors in our mobile park have a fly problem in the summer time, but us. If even one gets in the house one of the boys are bound to catch it. I should rent them out to the neighbors!
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