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Unread 04-24-2007   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why doesn't cat food come in mouse, bird and rat flavours?

What was the reasoning for developing beef and lamb flavour etc, when cats could never have 'hunted' these in the wild.
 
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Why would one want to name cat food after my work colleagues ?
 
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It is just the veriaty. It is a very good question, some cats would prefer one flaver to another and if a cat doesn't like rat or mouse flavers and thats all that they have, the cat and its owner are out of luck.
 
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i'm gonna guess that since it's people that buy the cat food, that because of our own prejudices, that we buy food based on what we like or could imagine liking.i'm sure there's a 'far side' cartoon out there somewhere with giant cats buying food for human pets and they're choosing stuff like mouse, bird and rat.
 
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GOOD "?", well they do have chicken........but you never see an add that says, "9 out of 10 cats, when asked said 'thier favorite flavor was white mice'"
 
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mouse bird and rats are too expensivve to raise for food, cows and lambs grow faster, eat cheaper food and are more accessible. its all about economics.
 
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I think you are on to something. I know my cat would prefer mouse.
 
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they sell petfood in flavours like chicken because that's what they use to make the food for your pets. it's healthier and more accessible. they don't make petfood out of mice, birds, or rats...i hope anyways?
 
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Slaughtering operations already exist for the beef, chicken and fish industries that produce human foods, and the body parts tissues that people don't want are a cheap source of pet food.Setting up a whole separate slaughtering industry for tiny animals like mice and finches just to produce incredibly expensive foods that cats would not necessarily even prefer would be a horrible investment. If you think your cat wants mice, just get him/her feeder mice at the pet store and let the cat do the slaughtering.
 
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I am sure it is to make the cat food more appealing to the owners. It's an interesting idea, though, they could raise small prey animals to make cat food; but I'm sure people would not want to see the bones!
 
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