Hi, I am hoping to get some advice from cat lovers here. We adopted a street kitten about 8 months back and he is now close to a year old. We stay in the ground floor of an apt and that makes it easier for him to go out on his morning rounds and come back. He is usually out for about an hour and two after which he comes back on his own. We have a lawn, and he likes to sit in the sun, eat grass and play around for awhile before coming in. Of late, he has figured out how to hunt for rats...I initially thought he is doing it for fun, and as is his instinct, but he has now increased the kill in frequency and also eats the rats! He is unpredictable in the sense that he would not even go out for 4-5 days and suddenly one day just sprint out and go hunt, kill and eat a rat. I am very freaked out about this, as I am 18 weeks pregnant too. Hygienically I know this cannot be good for either him or us...we gave him a bath twice when we caught him eating the rat when he came back. But it's obviously not practical to do it every time. In doors, he has free access to everything, though we prevent him from entering the kitchen and dining table (we have an open kitchen as its an apartment)..but I am sure he climbs all over when we are asleep. I am at my wits end..Today again in the morning he went and brought a rat and ate it...and came back in. This time he figured we were ready to give him a bath and scooted out of the house, and is refusing to come back. Oh..i must mention..last week..he just went out and never came back till the next morning! He was within the apartment compound only, as we could see him (hanging around in the basement), but he refused to come to us. We feed him dry cat food, milk and water. He used to have wet cat food, but just would not after sometime. Any idea why he is doing this?