Reasons Why Some Cats Eat Mice



Dome cat owners may be wondering why their beloved pet feline loves to eat mice, even if they have provided it with a bowl filled with commercial cat food. They could look into the cat’s ancestry, biology and hard-wiring to find the answer.

Nearly a century ago, cats were mostly outdoor animals. Since cats have the tendency to be exceptional hunters, people keep them to control pests. Those who want to see them hunt in action can observe the behavior of African wildcats, their closest wild cousins. These nocturnal animals hunt primarily during nighttime. They have very accurate hearing that enables them to find their prey based only on auditory clues. African wildcats hunt mainly birds, insects, mice, rats and small reptiles. They seldom drink water, and just get moisture from the prey they consume.