Why does your cat eat household plants

Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they need to eat meat in order to survive. However, some cats do enjoy eating plants. There are a few reasons why cats might eat plants.

  • Nutrition. Some plants, such as cat grass, are a good source of fiber and other nutrients that are essential for cats' health.
  • Taste. Some cats simply enjoy the taste of plants.
  • Texture. Some cats enjoy the texture of plants, such as the crunchiness of a leaf.
  • Boredom. If a cat is bored, they may start eating plants as a way to entertain themselves.
  • Pica. Pica is a condition in which a cat eats non-food items, such as plants.

If your cat is eating plants, it is important to make sure that the plants are safe for them to eat. Some plants, such as lilies, are toxic to cats and can be fatal. If you are unsure whether a plant is safe for your cat to eat, it is best to err on the side of caution and keep the plant out of your cat's reach.

If your cat is eating plants excessively, it is important to talk to your veterinarian. There may be an underlying medical condition that is causing your cat to eat plants.