Can Cats Eat Centipedes? (The Risks!)

Yes, cats can eat centipedes.

Your common house centipedes are usually harmless to your pet cat and she can devour them safely and still look for more.

However, if you’re out and about in a jungle or something, finding a centipede there might be fatal for your cat so do not let your cat eat them, especially if they’re colorful and large in size.

Doing a Google search for “poisonous centipedes” will give you an idea of which types to avoid when you see one.

Do centipedes sting cats?

Centipedes are not able to sting cats because they do not possess the necessary chemical to poison an animal.

Some large centipedes can bite cats but this is just like an ant’s bite which is still not fatal for your cat.

If you’re planning on releasing it outside, remember that centipedes feed on other insects or bugs.

These bugs might be good for your garden but not so much for your cat.

If you want to get rid of centipedes, then use insecticides or get a pest control expert to do it safely and properly.

Cats can eat centipedes if they catch them in the house but do not let them outside where there are large, poisonous centipedes that can kill them.