Some cats used to be born in the wild. For this reason, cats eat meat. They are carnivores, and some cats mostly eat raw meat or chicken. Some stray cats' diet consists of mice, birds, small rabbits, and other small animals they are able to eat. Owned cats just eat regular cat food because they may not be allowed to go outside to hunt. Sometimes, the cat food is still made out of chicken, or is flavored to taste like what cats like. In order for cats to catch their prey when hunting, the cat first has to sneak up on its prey. It then has to chase after it. When it's close enough, it pounces and kills it. Finally, it may go somewhere private to eat its prey. Stray cats may hunt instead of eating cat food because they do not have owners.