Hi all, I love when my baby boy Banjo catches insects. He's teaching his little sister Coco the trick and I love it so much that I want to let him eat whatever he catches. But today's fly was so big and disgusting I had to take it from his snout and instead praise him and give him his favorite soft food which he doesn't usually get unless is after having a shower or in a special occasion. Not sure he got it that the special food was due to his catch. Anyway, tonight's catch made me so happy and proud that I opened a little can for him and he is enjoying it as we speak.
I actually was tempted to just let him eat the fly. At the end of the day, aren't insects a good source of protein? I didn't because it was pretty big and disgusting and I don't know if it is healthy for them or whether it could cause them to have worms or other unhealthy bacteria that could cause them harm.
I also have been taking Banjo and Coco to the park and Banjo is quick to spot all kinds of little (and big) insects there. I love it when I see him jumping on them and chasing them (with harness and 5m retractable leash on) but again, not sure if i should be letting him eat whatever he catches. I will ask the vet the next time we visit, but in the meantime, it would be good to get the some thoughts of the many experienced cat moms and dads here.