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Hi Kitty878

Re. “… it might indicate they are getting more of the nutrients they need at this time from the cat food…”

Hogs don’t tend to know whether the food we offer is good for them, i.e. that have more of the nutrients they need. They will likely eat what they are offered, which was the problem with people feeding them mealworms – which were not good for them but they still liked them. They would fill up on them and not eat other natural food which would probably have been better for them. So it’s up to us, if we are going to offer food for the hogs, to make sure the food is as good for them as we can manage.

So if hogs are eating more of one type of food, when two types are offered, it’s probably just because they prefer that.