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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Food and behavior

Can a cat's diet influence his behavior? I've noticed that when Percy eats something he hunts and kills,as opposed to cat food,or snack snatching, his behavior changes. It's hard to describe,he'll become meaner (won't get leaner,though) more alert. Wilder? My father always told me never to interfere with a kill, as the cat,or dog is dangerous when they have prey. Not that Percy's caught a mouse in some time. And cupcake frosting turns him into Captain Super Goofy!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 02:00 AM
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Re: Food and behavior

Not sure if this applies, but when I feed treats and/or freeze dried chunks of food, one of the cats will grab a chunk and actually growl and defend the food from the other cat, picking it up and walking away from the dish and eat it in private. But when I feed canned, they both just eat from the same dish no problem. They seem to get wilder when they have "pieces" of food they can defend, like prey probably. The canned food doesnt make them act like that though. Also, they pretend to "bury" their raw food when they are done by pawing at the tile, which they dont do with the canned or dry.
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