How often does everyone feed whole mice or rats? I raise my own mice and I will start feeding them to the cats around 4 weeks of age. One of my cats, Bobby, absolutely loves mice, and would probably like to eat them every day. She has gotten to the point where she sticks her nose up to chicken and turkey, and sometimes chicken hearts and fish. She will normally still eat deer, beef & pork heart and beef & pork liver. With the mice I have now I can't feed her one every day, because they don't grow fast enough. She seems to have lost some weight in the last few weeks, which right now isn't a bad thing, but I don't know how much she will keep losing. Should I try tough love or feed mice more often because they are a more natural prey?
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Frequency Of Feeding Whole Prey To Cats
Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:23 PM
I feed mice about once a week, normally whenever I feed my snakes. They're a great source of nutrition for cats so I don't see a problem with feeding them often BUT not if it means kitty will start snubbing everything else. I try not to feed the same meats multiple times in a row to the cats because then they tend to just want to eat that. They imprint on food really easily.
Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:32 PM
I feed mice depending on how many I have, 1-2 per day max, anymore seems to result in a hairball coming back up but I try to feed mice at least twice a week, I know one lady who gives her cats 1 mouse each per day. As long as they are still getting a variety of other meats feeding adult whole prey often is ideal.
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