Another Wacky Kitty Story
August 28, 2011 2:17am CST
Okay, so I know that cats are hunters by nature, right? I expect the odd dead mouse brought into the house now and then. But my cats don't even bother with the mice around here. I don't know if there aren't enough of them for my cats to hunt or if they just like the challenge of something a little more spry but what my cats bring into the house are grasshoppers! Now, if they would eat the darn things it wouldn't be so bad but they don't even always kill them! I have nothing against grasshoppers but I just don't want them in my house! Beyond that, my cats love to bat at bugs of all shapes and sizes. I have seen them eat the odd bug...but not the grasshoppers which might actually fill them up, they're so big! Go figure, eh?
28 Aug 11
Cats that have been fully domesticated seem to lose natural appetite for natural prey, too much feeding with our food can also bring about this, think it would be a bit healthy for cats if we sort of deprive them once in a while. I also noticed that my dark colored cats are better hunters than my brown or yellow tabbies but I'm not really sure with my observation. Younger cats seem to care more playing with all sorts of bugs without necessarily killing them or consuming them as food, guess it's nature's way to teach them to hunt and hone their skills, the same way I observe them during play and seem to go for the jugular vein, perhaps a very ancient instinct.
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28 Aug 11
Well, now, it really all depends on the cat. I had one cat that would eat squirrels every spring and summer and only rely on me for food during the winter, even though I did keep plenty of food out for him year round. He just liked the fresh meat better than the cat food.