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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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When feeding raw, does the prey usually have its stomach, intestine, and colon removed, or do you just feed to whole thing? It is different depending on the prey? ie mice, chicken, quail? My cat only gets venison, beef, and chicken when I'm preparing food, but I'm curious.
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I would say that if it truly whole prey then it has it all - in a situation where it has been genuinely hunted, the animals usually choose to leave the bits they don't want. I feed raw (but not exclusively) and since I often feed larger animals than a normal cat would hunt, it is often "edited" en route. I wouldn't serve a whole sheep!!
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Yes, I was speaking of naturally hunted prey, and then I imagined someone trying to feed a whole cow to their poor cat... lol

Thanks for the answer!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 10:17 PM
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The mice and 1 week old quail I have for my Sasha have been whole.
I think many people buy dressed quail at stores to feed with. So I guess the answer to your question is sometimes

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When feeding raw, does the prey usually have its stomach, intestine, and colon removed, or do you just feed to whole thing? It is different depending on the prey? ie mice, chicken, quail? My cat only gets venison, beef, and chicken when I'm preparing food, but I'm curious.
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