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Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?


Asked by IhartU at 8:35 AM on Jan. 14, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Sounds like a good idea, but I wouldn't want to work in that factory!!!

    Answer by summerleigh at 9:08 AM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • if they made mouse flavored catfood,the cats would play with their food instead of eating it,lol!

    Answer by pam228 at 8:37 AM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • pam228 hahaha thats funny..ha

    Answer by ryanlynn at 8:40 AM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • Who knows what a mouse even tastes like?

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 AM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • Aparently cat's like the flavor of mouse and there are so many of them infesting homes, why don't they just round them all up and take them to the cat food factory?

    Answer by IhartU at 8:45 AM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • Cute question lol my 2 cats have never caught a mouse and they are 9 years old tells ya how spoiled they are lol.

    Answer by mom2fivekids579 at 8:47 AM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • well mom2five dont give them mouse flavored cat food they would starve to death lol

    Answer by jodi205 at 8:48 AM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • Well, the labs tried and tried to come up with it, but the taste experts kept dying due to the harmful bacteria and viruses that mice carry.
    They tried to pasteurize the mice meat and then dehydrate it like beef jerky, but it took all the good flavor away and just tasted like rat meat.
    They are currently conducting studies and trying to find willing participants to taste test their artificially flavored mice food, but still haven't come up with anything close enough to the real thing and the cats keep going after the real thing - they prefer the fresh meat over the fake stuff.
    It's all in the works now as we speak.


    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 7:54 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • Oh, and to add to the above thought. Lab raised mice taste genetically made, which cats detest. When the lab experts catch the real live mice from people's homes and out in the fields they couldn't get rid of the poisons that were ingested by the mice that enticed them into the traps. Cheese and peanut butter never works anymore and the mice are too smart for those humane traps....we had mice turn them over on their side so the door wouldn't shut and steal the treat! So the lab is having a difficult time with that process, as well.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 7:58 AM on Jan. 15, 2009