Ya, I don't suggest buying a case of any food before they have even tried. I bought 2 cans of EVO 95% thinking if ET eats, then I have another can available, but ET ate a mouthful the 1st time, then refused to eat thereafter, no matter how I mixed it in with his regular food and his favourite kibbles. I like EVO 95% cos there isn't any added vegetable, but even if we like to give our kitties the best, but if they choose not to eat, there is really nothing we can do.
I'm not an expert in kitty matters, but just like to share our fish keeping experience. We used to buy our discuses from a breeder, but after bringing home, these discuses simply refused to eat and they would rather starve to death then eat what we offered. Initially we thought we had bought a sick fish, buy again, same thing happened, then we started asking what the breeder feed, only to realise breeder feed ONLY beef heart and nothing else while we were feeding only tetra bits. From what we hear from friends, their discuses will not eat anything other than beef heart cos, where they come from, the breeders feed solely beef heart.
After we started breeding, we feed bits/flake/beef heart right from the start. Friends who got the fishes from us, feedback that our fishes eats just about anything, easy to keep. I suppose fishes and cats' diet are different and cats are known to be more finicky, but if you start off with ONLY good food, the new owner who may not necessarily be able to afford, may have problem or they rather choose not to adopt this kitty. I know of a fosterer who feeds her kitties ONLY Origen, I really do feel sorry for the new owner/kitties, either they stick to that premium food or they forego adopting that kitty, cos not everyone can afford Origen and its hard switching food.
Just a thought, why not switch between mid-range and premium food, more of the mid-range, so new owner can decide which is more comfortable for their pocket.
Last edited by snowy; 11-08-2012 at 08:40 PM.