Cat hunting is trained by the kitten's mother

Cat hunting is trained in by the kitten’s mother.

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Cat hunting is trained in by the kitten’s mother and instinct plays a much lesser role. If it played a role at all. My feelings are that instinct by which I mean inherited behaviour does play a role but a lesser role in why domestic cats hunt. However without training to hunt by the mother kittens can be trained to get along very nicely with almost any animal and certainly form friendships with animals that the kitten would normally consider to be prey.