Which whole prey animals are best.
So I'm in the purchase process for a couple of purebred kittens who will be raised primarily on a raw diet. Their breeder has a interesting, but complicated raw diet recipe for her cats. However, I'd like to try feeding whole prey.
I don't know if it's okay to link a specific website but I'm sure many of your know the one I'm thinking of. In any event, they offer Mice, Rats, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chicks and Quail.
Based on no information whatsoever I figure mice, rats and guinea pigs have similar nutritional values as do chicks and quail. So my thought was to buy mice, rabbits and chicks. However, I couldn't find anyplace if certain whole prey feeder animals are better than others... so that's my question basically.
Also, is buying the larger sexually mature animals better than the babies? It seems that they would have fully developed well, everything, whereas babies may not have fur, smaller brains, less musculature, softer bones, etc.