My cat eats moths: is this normal or should it be discouraged?
I suspect it is not harmful but is there a formal answer?
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Completely normal - not harmful. Flying fast moving things make great toys and often good snacks. One my cats goes crazy over flying insects often bordering on self-destructive tendencies (thinking she can also fly over my kitchen to catch it).
There may be some oddball moth(s) out there that aren't good for cats to eat but I wouldn't be too worried about that slight possibility.
My kitten ate one moth and two days later her eye got really swollen and yucky. I started reading up on what her eye problem could be and it is called Blepharitis. I read that if an insect bites or is inhaled caused her Blepharospasm. I would say letting your cats eat them is harmful and you definitely should stop them.