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Feeding kittens

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Alexhannah, May 26, 2017.


  1. Alexhannah

    Alexhannah PetForums Member

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    My queen is due to have her kittens soon. I have already bought the royal canin babycat mouse and natural instinct raw weaning paste for weaning them onto food. Once I have got them to start eating wet food I want to put them on feringa kitten tins but I know that it is likely that when they go to their new homes they are likely to be fed supermarket brands like whiskas and felix. So what I was wondering is do you think that i should feed them a mix of feringa and felix ? Or should I just send them off to their new homes with a couple of tins or feringa so that their new owners can gradually introduce them to whatever food they plan on feeding them? Thank you for any advice given :)
     
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    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    Our kittens get mostly raw but we also feed a wide range of tinned foods so they are used to it all, they leave us with a few packs of higher quality wet and a diet sheet which most owners follow.
     
  3. cows573

    cows573 PetForums Senior

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    I am not a breeder but a rehomer/buyer....

    I would like to receive a small pack of whatever my kitten was being fed.... would usually expect it to be readily available from supermarkets or pet shops...

    I would also expect them to have been fed a mixture of readily available dry as well as wet food.

    I realise from being on here that wet, any wet is better than dry. But I am trying to give you my prospective from the average buyer your kittens will be rehomed to....

    I wouldn't expect the new owners to gradually introduce them to anything... I think the average cat owner wouldn't even think about changing brands before doing so. Maybe pedigree purchasers are different? Some may be but I suspect many are not, otherwise they weren't be a market for byb of pedigree cats....
     
  4. Babyshoes

    Babyshoes PetForums Senior

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    I think feeding them as wide a range of food types as possible would be sensible to hopefully avoid fussiness later, including types which are readily available from the supermarket & maybe even a bit of raw. Perhaps use a few bits of dry as treats rather than as a meal. Ideally try for the better quality supermarket brands, as I don't think it will be difficult to transition to Felix / sheba / whiskas etc later on if the new owners decide to do so.

    A food guide, along with a couple of days of their usual food also seems like a good idea.
     
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  5. Alexhannah

    Alexhannah PetForums Member

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    Thank you all for you advice it is much appreciated
     
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