So, before reading anything else, consider answering this question because it might help me before you go through the effort of reading the rest of this. Is it okay/accepted/promoted to feed bones to cats? In my research on raw, Ive seen it suggested that as close to a 'wild' diet as possible, ie organ meat, muscle tissue, bones, etc, is the best. My cat readily eats muscle and organ tissues, but she cannot seem to tolerate bones. So, I have a normal furry baby that I have been feeding raw as well as kibble. (She genuinely prefers the raw, and only eats some kibble if meat isn't available.) I wanted to gradually warm her up the concept so I fed her chicken cuttings, or a chunk of beef (not ground beef) etc, nothing with bones. After several weeks of this, and her taking a strong liking to it, I decided to introduce bones, such as chicken wings, a small plucked quail, etc. .....It hasn't gone well, lol. When she doesn't fiddle with it endlessly (picking it up with her claws or teeth, and then dropping it again), or drag it into the living room (on the carpet, I might add) and shred (without actually eating) it, she stares at whatever I've placed in her dish with a genuine look of disbelief. Mom, it comes with ... -bones-? Should I continue to debone meat for her (since she readily eats that) or make a continued effort to transition her to boned raw? I'm also somewhat nervous that she'll decide eating raw meat (with bones) is too much effort, and stick with kibble. (Which I obviously don't want) Anyone have some thoughts?