This thread is also for me to keep as like a 'diary' so i can refer back and hopefully more experienced Raw Feeders can jump in with any hints and tips .. seems as the first few days have been more difficult than i thought! Day One - Tuesday 20th She didn't get fed much monday evening as i knew we we're starting Raw tuesday AM and wanted a 'clean slate' so to speak. Worked out her daily intake is 500g.. which turns out to be quite easy for me at first as the chicken came in 500g packs! AM -We waded straight in there and gave her 250g of cut up chicken breast with her bionic biotic on so then it had a familiar smell/taste.. she was wary at first, had a sniff, threw some bits round the kitchen floor.. but then she ate it all within 5mins.. i was very pleased and she seemed to enjoy it PM - Repeated the above, but she wouldn't touch it. Just sniffed and come away. :huh: . So after 20mins of it on the floor.. i bagged it up.. and we had tea - hoping us eating would get her really ready for anything we fed her - put it back down for her when we'd finished.. still nothing. :nonod: Just sniffing it then coming to sit at our feet. So i didn't worry.. just thought she might of been full from the AM feed still and as it was new she was just adjusting to it.. so bagged it back up after half an hour and left it as that. Stool wise all normal and no change. Day 2 Wednesday 21st - AM - Walked first - no stool. Normally she has one every AM walk and every PM walk.. maximum 3 a day but normally 2 a day. Wasn't put off by this as from researching i was expecting less stool's anyway, although it did seem very strange :crazy: Back home.. still wouldn't touch the chicken.. she just sniffed and went back to bed whilst i got ready for work.. I left it out when i went to work as OH returns at 1230ish on dinner so check up on her.. she still hadn't touched it by then.. when we both got home at 5ish.. still hadn't been touched. PM - So now she hasnt eaten for 34ish hours so we walked her.. she had a small stool which was normal looking . We got rid of the chicken that had been there all day... tried her with fresh stuff.. still nothing. We then noticed her water ball hadn't been touched since the night before! So it was getting abit silly now.. so i blended the chicken.. still refused.. so then i mixed in 50g of fish4dog salmon mousse with the chicken.. she ate the whole fecking lot!! Proper monkey!! So then i tried a bit more but with less mousse (as she hadn't eaten for so long) but refused it, so i left it down to the fact she'd eaten and was full although she was still lurking in the kitchen and i let her lick the mousse packet clean which she obliged and enjoyed Day 3 - Thursday 22nd AM - Walked, no stool. Quite a bit of windy bum though so i walked extra just to make sure she had every chance she could of to do what she needed, as at two of her 'poo points' (as we call them!) there we're cats so she got slightly distracted Still won't touch the chicken.. I froze a mixture of Chicken&Mousse last night so that's defrosting now so will try that soon as she loves eating the mousse frozen usually so just waiting til it softens slightly then will try again. My questions so far ... - Should i keep adding mousse then try and 'ween' the mousse out? - Should i slightly cook the chicken? If so - how long for? and then do i slightly reduce cooking time each time to 'ween' her off it being cooked? - I do have frozen chicken legs/drumsticks .. shall i stay off them until she starts enjoying the meat? - Any reason why she would of ate the first meal no problems and enjoy it.. then refuse it again? - Have i done anything wrong? I hope i haven't as i've been looking into this for over a month and felt quite confident Feeling slightly disheartened so far.. i thought she'd love Raw and i wanted her to really enjoy it.. i feel like i'm letting her down slightly as she enjoyed her kibble more i feel like i'm forcing something on her that she doesn't enjoy.