Sounds like a plan.I feed pre killed to my snakes. I was thinking frozen thawed for the kitty though as an extra precaution against parasites
If your cat has never seen a dead rodent it won't recognize it as food. Feral kittens, or even outdoor barn cats, usually have rodents presented to them by their mothers when they're very young. And then she 'trains' them to recognize living mice as food by (Sorry folks, a bit graphic) wounding mice and presenting her kittens with mice still alive but unable to escape;. Gradually she'll build up to bringing unharmed live mice for the kittens to dispatch themselves.I don't think my cat would eat a dead rodent.