Do you ever feed the cats live prey?
No, captive cats do not have the skills needed to kill things. They would probably play with the prey until it dies and that is not a humane thing to do to prey animals. Also the prey animal could hurt the cat; ie a rabbit could scratch a cat’s eye. This reinforces the fact that captive born cats cannot return back to the wild because of the lack of training. We use many forms of enrichment for play time and stimulation. Boxes, scents, animal hide, fruits and vegetables are just a few examples. At time we feed whole food ( mice, chicks etc.).