Tucker’s Addiction | Dog Shaming Poor Tucker is addicted to cicada shells . . can’t eat just one. Doesn’t look too ashamed about it though.
My dog used to eat the cicadas off the ground, and then throw up the exoskeleton since it’s hard to digest…yuck, yuck, yuck…and it smelled like bug juice too, disgusting.
I had a JRT, Patches, who would eat the live ones. She liked to hold them in her mouth, to feel them buzz. She once chased me around the yard with a big one in her mouth. When I finally got inside, I shut the door before she came inside with it. So she ate it. I was sooooo grossed out.
Well…. supposedly they’re good protein…. a place in Missouri was making Cicada ice cream a few years back.
…and they’re gluten free!
My 15 year old toothless cat hunts them.
What is a cicada?