Related: Should I feed my cat milk?
I've read that some adult cats can handle cow's milk (whole milk), and other cats can't (diarrhea).
My question is this: A cat knows what's good for it, right?
If milk caused problems or discomfort for a cat in the past, the cat would know it and would NOT keep drinking milk, right?
-- especially an outdoor cat, or a half-feral cat, right?
My favorite half-feral cat seems very careful about trying new food. It tries a nibble, goes away, and comes back a few hours later -- presumably after it has determined that the new food item is ok.
Can I ask a related question?
I've seen on TV shows : hardcore "survival skills" guys saying what they do to see if a wild fruit is safe to eat -- they first rub it against the skin (wait a few hours), eat a tiny portion (wait several hours), eat a nibble (wait several hours), then it's safe to eat. -- or something like that.
-- Do feral cats do this ?