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Why isn’t there mouse-flavoured cat food?

21 Mar

There is!  A very small firm in America sells this delicacy.  However, it comes at a high price.

An attempt was made by Whiskas to breed mice specifically for cat food, much like they are bred for snake consumption.  Their product line failed to take off, however, because cats wouldn’t eat the stuff.  Have you noticed that whenever a cat hunts a mouse, it hardly ever eats much of the kill?  It will bring the body to you for inspection and approval, but nine times out of ten you’ll be left with a small, furry corpse.

The reason for this is that while the smell is irresistible to feline kind, most of the mouse actually tastes terrible.  The fur is just like eating a hairball.  The bones are small, dry and tasteless.  There’s hardly any meat on the thing at all.  For mass-production, it’s virtually impossible to get the tasty parts away from the disgusting parts and blending the whole mouse just generates mouse paste – no good at all.  And this is why that very small American firm sells ridiculously expensive kitty noms.  They have specialist mouse chefs to fillet the tiny bodies, first removing the furry skin and then taking the best cuts of meat off the tiny bones.   They create the kitty equivalent of caviar, marketed to the rich and stupid of the US of A.

Our poor middle-class moggies will just have to live without.

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Posted by on March 21, 2010 in Why?

 

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