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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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Is this a natural diet?

This is just a little aside about what Arianwen eats when she's outside. I don't know how 'natural' what she does is, given her background. I guess you'd have to observe a true feral cat to get an idea of a cat's instinctive diet.
When outside Arianwen grazes on three or four different kinds of grass, and munches on a lot of bugs. She also catches small mice, and I think she eats them whole , as I haven't been able to find any partial remains.
She hasn't yet had any successful hunts for birds or chipmunks. Her mother died when she was very young, so she's still trying to perfect her hunting technique.

Is this what kitties instinctively eat? Or is her behavior different due to being orphaned at a young age, and exposure to dogs?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 02:59 AM
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Sounds normal to me. She'll be catching those poor birds, chipmunks, and, yes, bunnies in no time.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 10:52 AM
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Sounds normal to me. Except Rocket doesn't eat the whole mouse. There's always one little organ that he leaves. I don't know what it is, but it must have a bad taste or something. Since he likes to bring his prey inside the garage at eat it at my back door, every time I go out that door I have to look for mouse guts on the garage floor. Yes, I have stepped on them a couple times.
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