What is it about Felix cat food?

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  1. Scarlett20

    Scarlett20 PetForums Senior

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    I try to keep it to an absolute minimum, but why is Felix the favourite cat food of so many cats?

    I admit to always having an emergency box of Felix for the times when my 2 decide to have a 'picky food day'.

    Is there another supermarket cat food which you class as 'macdonalds' which is better than Felix but just as tastey.

    What about Sheba fine dining pouches or Sheba ocean collection pouches?
     
  2. shamykebab

    shamykebab PetForums VIP

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    Tell me about it :rolleyes:. My two always have one meal of Felix, then later on they get a tin of better food (eg. Grau, AC, Smilla). More often than not they'll pick a bit at it, then go on hunger strike until I mix a bit of Felix in with that too.

    Over six months of trying to wean them off it and we're still nowhere near! Fussy little beggars.
     
  3. Treaclesmum

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    Mine love it too, especially the fish flavours!! They were both weaned onto Whiskas by their 'breeders', but Treacle now dislikes the flavour of the jelly in Whiskas (although they're enjoying the Oh So Meaty with beef in gravy!!).

    Tried some Butcher's Classic today but Treacle didn't even say hello to it! :p

    Don't know why, but Felix is the firm favourite of the jelly foods in this house!!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Bob came to us as a Whiskas cat and has been through most brands, of all qualities, mostly licking off the gravy or jelly and not wanting the rest, so he went back to being a Whiskas cat. He also came to us being mad on Purina dry which he was easily weaned off as long as there was another dry available. If he gets his 6 kibbles with his wet he is OK otherwise he will shout and shout until he gets it.

    Maisie, yes, another Felix cat. Also gone through many options and although she will sometimes eat Whiskas bite & chew for a change, she is hooked on Felix Meaty Loaf. Not only that, it has to be mashed to a pulp or she will lick it to death and leave the chunks.
     
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    Is Felix cat food bad or something? Molly started off on Felix and then I bought her Whiskas wet food, but she wasn't a fan, so she's back onto Felix. Handy for me cus it's usually the only thing on special offer! Is it bad for cats though?
     
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    It's not 'bad' so to speak, it's just not 'good' - there are other foods that are much better and cheaper - have a look at the stickies at the top of this section. A lot of us biuy our food from Pet Supplies, Pet Food, Dog Food, Cat Food and Pet Accessories at Zooplus where we get grau, bozita, amionda carny etc. All better quality foods than felix and whiskas and mainly cheaper.
     
  7. Ali82

    Ali82 PetForums Senior

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    Mine won't touch it. I always pick something junky to hide medications in, she loves Sheba and Whiskas but won't so much as touch Felix and Gourmet.

    I guess there are a number of reasons why cats seem to particularly like these foods but primarily I suspect most of them contain digests and/or other attractants.

    Rabbitmonkey- No Felix isn't bad for cats, it's a complete food that provides them with everything they need. There are better choices out there though, have a read of the feeding sticky at the top of this page for more information.
     
  8. RabbitMonster

    RabbitMonster Banned

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    So what are the best (and cheapest) jelly and hard food for cats/kittens?
     
  9. The Minkey

    The Minkey PetForums Member

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    Check out the zooplus site, it gives the price per kilo for all of the cat foods they sell. Bozita seems a really good deal with a high percentage of real meat content. They list the ingredients too whereas Whiskers etc don't give anywhere near such a comprehensive breakdown.
     
  10. RabbitMonster

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    Thanks for the advice, but I was more just wondering what people's opinions on the best food is. There seems to be a lot of breeders on this, and they seem to know their stuff, so I was wondering what they all thought :)
     

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