Coming soon to a pet supply store near you: insect-based cat food.
So your cat just caught a moth and ate it. Eeeuuu… But it turns out that cats like the taste of bugs, whether they’re on the fly or in insect-based cat food.
Researchers recruited 20 taste testers and offered them food that contained either black soldier fly larvae meal or oil. Ugh…
The cats ate both, although they seemed to like the kind with meal better than the food with oil.
In a world where our cats dine on white meat chicken and fresh caught fish, pouring insect-based cat food into their bowls may seem to fly in the face of convention. But our planet is running out of the resources it needs to feed animals and humans. And if nothing else, insects are plentiful and leave a teeny carbon footprint, if they leave a carbon footprint at all.
Insect-Based Cat Food: It’s All About Sustainability