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Greedy or Hungry Cat ?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Milly22, Aug 11, 2009.


  1. Milly22

    Milly22 PetForums VIP

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    Hello,

    My kitten of 16 weeks refuses biscuits.

    At the moment she is eating kitten Hi-Life. Now the thing is she eats LOTS .

    OH can feed her at 6am (1 pouch)

    I get up 7/8/9/10am depending and she has another pouch.

    Lunchtime/dinner time (2/3/4ish) she has another pouch.

    Then bedtime she squeals and squeals for another pouch.

    So that's 4 pouches daily and she just ate one whole peice of my wholemeal toast without me seeing her. Ate it all...... 00:eek:00

    So at the moment she is on 3 boxes per week of food.

    She has been wormed and warned (not to touch toast) :D

    Normal ? ish ?
     
  2. normal!

    My adults when given pouches have around 4 each a day and none of them are overwight. I will say though that given the chance they would eat a pouch every time i entered the kitchen.

    Hilife is much better than biccys and much more tempting, so i would give up with the dry for now. Some cats wont ever eat dry.


    Your kitten is growing, if she starts to look overweight then just cut back a bit on the portion sizes.


    Mine are all on raw diet, but they have free feeding of arden grange biccys, yet they eat hardly any of the biccys. I do give mine forthglade trays which although not quite as high quality as highlife, is still a very very good quality diet, and they only use proper meat (not that dried up reconstituted crap). I find forthglade to be much more economical than the other high meat content foods and its easier for neighbours to feed if i am going out.

    Another high meat content food you could try for your kitten is feline fayre - its 60-80% meat or fish, and in asda at the moment they have a 12 pack for £2, or 4 pouches for £1.

    Hope it helps x
     
  3. messyhearts

    messyhearts PetForums VIP

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    Goodness, I was shocked when I was feeding my first cat as a kitten. She would eat & eat & eat. Admittedly, I only gave her one pouch a day but her dry food that I leave out all day was emptied several times a day!!! If Ragdolls are like Maine Coons, I think a lot of it is down to SOOOO much growth at about 14 weeks plus!
     
  4. Milly22

    Milly22 PetForums VIP

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    Thanks that's great I might nip to asda today and mix some feline fayre in with hers. I did attempt the dry food mixed with wet again yesterday but she just started pawing it, like she was hiding it from me, in disgust! :D

    Okay, so this is all normal, good to hear. Her tummy feels full now, I have to admit since posting this she has had another 3/4 pack. Perhaps because she doesn't eat the biccies/dry food at night she is ultra-hungry of a morning! :D

    I just bathed her last night too and now her chest is all foody again! :rolleyes: :)

    Thank you
     
  5. kittykat

    kittykat PetForums VIP

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    I agree its totally normal for them to eat alot at that age!

    I also tried Asda Feline Fayre unfortunately my kitties wouldnt eat it! but its good value for money - I think you will find its just under £2 for 8 pouches and not 12 though. You can buy 4 seperately for £1 though.
     
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