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Natural Born Hunter

So I was watching a video on things to do with your cat. One of the things it mentioned was if the cat ate kibble (dry cat food) to put the cat food in a cup on the floor. That way instead of having it in an easy to access bowl, the cat has to knock the cup around the floor to get a little bit of food out. This appeals to cats, who are natural hunters. It’s not as strenuous as hunting, but it is more exciting than a boring bowl in the same place every day.

So I put some food for Isis in a cup on the floor. She wouldn’t even try to get any food out of it. I knocked the cup around a little bit to show her the idea. Eventually I gave in and put the food in her bowl, which she started eating right away. We did this for a few days, until one day Isis got hungry enough that she put her paw in the cup, scooped out some pieces of kibble onto the floor, ate the food, and repeated until she was done. We did this a few more times, and now I’ve given up on trying to give her any challenge to getting her food.

But if something has feathers, she’ll hunt for it.

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  1. Amanda
    January 21, 2010 at 7:30 am

    What do you think would happen if we put a feather in her cup of food?

  2. Jared
    January 21, 2010 at 8:32 am

    We might end up with a cat with a feather in her mouth, and a lot of cat food tossed about the floor.

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