Cat eats moss

by Lisa
(United Kingdon)

I have 2 cats (8 months old) & the 1 is always bringing in balls of moss to play with and eat. It makes a huge mess! They have plenty of toys so I don't think they are bored. I was just wondering if the one needs something it's not getting in their food? Any guidance would be much appreciated.


Answer from kate
well i have nebver heard of this before, you sure it.s moss and not catnip or one of the other plants that cats react to similarly too. It may have agreat smell that they are reacting too and thats why they love to play with it etc.
I don't think you need to worry about their diet, most cats foods are balanced nutrionally for your cat and so they should be getting everything they need, its probably just a scent thing. Have you tried them with cat nip toys?

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Moss Balls!
by: Anonymous

I have two 5 month old kittens and the girl Florence has started bringing Moss balls in almost as if they are presents for me! The other kitten Albert seems to be skittish around them and won't go near them! I'm at my witts end with her bringing them in and I'm sick of hoovering!! Any ideas?! X

Moss
by: Irish

My cat has also started to bring in balls of moss and scatter it about... It's the end of summer and start of Autumn, I wonder if this is instinctive behaviour to warm the den for the winter?

But not so cute as moss contains lots of little insects and perhaps lice.... so keep an eye on that little muggy ;)

Siamese cat eats & vomits moss
by: Dan

For years, my 12-year old Siamese male cat has eaten and then vomited moss. I know that it's natural for cats to eat grass and moss. I think, in his case, it's a habitual behavior related to anxiety. My other two cats (female Russian Blue & female Tabby) do not eat the moss. However, all three cats do enjoy eating cat nip plants, which I get from the pet store.

same situ
by: Amy

I have a 6 month old kitten who has only started doing this today! he brought in 3 different 'moss balls' in the space of 15 minutes! i'm not even sure where he is getting them from. so happy he's not the only crazy cat xx

my little 1 loves modd
by: nylah's dad

well you are not alone. My cat nylah has developed well a moss fetish? She is constantly bringing in balls of moss and tossing them around the house. then she loses interest in that ball she leaves it and then gets a new 1 when she wants it. (it is nasty stepping on 1 at 2am when you step on 1 barefoot headed for the bathroom so your not the only 1

Any ideas of stopping this?
by: Marty

Hi, My cat does the same thing!! We have no idea where she gets it from.
Have any of you been able to stop your cats from doing this or did they eventually stop by themselves? Thanks :)

cats and moss
by: sandra

We have 4 cats and only one of them seems to do the moss thing. She is constantly bringing in large peices of it and leaving it all over the house. Doesn't play with it or anything, but when she brings it in she makes a lot of noise as if to announce her big find!

Good to know my cat is not the only one
by: Anonymous

Thanks Diane, it's conforting to know that my cat is not the only one doing it. He gets the clumps of moss from the roof and brings it in as a gift which is so sweet but it really does make such a mess! My other cat is not interested in the moss, just the boy it.

Cheers
Lisa

Cats eating moss
by: Anonymous

Hi I am having the ame problem everyday I am seeing big chunks of green moss in the house that the cats keep bringing in and can't understand why.

At least I know Im not the only one

Diane

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