Big cats, big fun!
Anything that flies, hops, or crawls is bound to tickle a cat’s hunting instincts, whether it be a tiny kitten or a giant lion. Insects can make for up to a third of a small wildcat’s diet, but for larger felines, bugs are more of a tasty, easy-to-catch snack or an alternative solution when food is scarce. African wildcats as well as cougars, servals, black-footed and even domestic cats are known to consume insects, and they all have a good reason to do so.
Healthy snacks galore!
Bugs are not only fun to chase and play with, but they are also very interesting from a nutritional point of view. We tend to think of meat as a big steak or a tasty chicken wing, but insects are meaty, too. They are very high in protein content, low in fat, and contain plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Pooh Bear knows best!
In the animal kingdom, felines are definitely not the only mammals that enjoy insects. Did you know that bears don’t raid beehives just for honey? Even though they definitely love honey as a tasty treat, our beloved bears mainly want to get to the tasty eggs, larvae, and pupae inside! Insects are a great source of protein and fat, helping bears prepare for a long, harsh winter. Yellowstone Grizzlies, for example, can consume up to 40,000 miller moths a day, enough to obtain 1/3 of their yearly energy requirements in just 30 days’ time! Think about that next time your cats gobble up that juicy insect they just caught.
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