Can Cats Play With Fishing Line?

Cats are notoriously curious creatures, so it’s no surprise that they’re often drawn to shiny objects like fishing lines. While most cats probably won’t be able to catch a fish, there are a few things you should know if you plan on letting your cat play with fishing line.

The first thing you should consider is the type of line you are using. Monofilament lines can be dangerous for your cat, both because of how sharp it can be and because if ingested, it can cause serious health issues.

If you do plan to let your cat play with monofilament line, make sure to keep an eye on them and take the line away when they’re done playing.

Braided lines are much safer for cats, as they don’t have the same sharp edges as monofilament lines and they don’t pose the same risk of ingestion. However, braided lines can still pose a choking hazard, so keep an eye on your cat whenever they’re playing with it.


Cats may be curious creatures who love to play with shiny objects like fishing line, but owners should always make sure that the type of line they’re using is safe for their cats. Monofilament lines can be dangerous and should never be left within reach of cats; braided lines are much safer but can still pose a choking hazard. Ultimately, owners should always supervise their cats when playing with fishing line to ensure their safety.

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Michael Allen