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Felidae...free feed kittens?

heather17021977
March 25th, 2007, 04:10 PM
According to the package this is what it says to do...any input on this whether it's ok or not?

RolandsMom
March 25th, 2007, 04:12 PM
i dont know about more than one, but i free feed Roland

Scott_B
March 25th, 2007, 04:13 PM
kittens need to eat a lot. Jut like puppies. Free feeding works fine, but as they start to grow, cut back to scheduled feedings. Some people free feed older ats, which is fineif your cat isnt a piggy like one of mine lol.

heather17021977
March 25th, 2007, 05:13 PM
ok thats what I thought as well. We are getting 2 8-week old kittens this week sometime. I was just a little worried about one eating more than their share of food. I guess I'll be able to tell with weekly weighing if one is eating more than the other.

Skryker
March 25th, 2007, 05:32 PM
You can try putting down 2 bowls, but they'll probably eat from the same bowl anyways, lol! :laughing:

Most cats can be free-fed dry food OK, but like Scott said, sometimes you have to closely monitor them. My Dancer came in off the streets at around 9 months old, and I pretty quickly realized that I had to measure her food. :o I'd measure the day's amount into a little container in the morning, and then dole it out through the day. Now, though, she nibbles as she likes.

Good luck with the little fiends!

rainbow
March 25th, 2007, 06:00 PM
I would train them to eat out of separate bowls right from the start. It's easier that way. :)

heather17021977
March 25th, 2007, 06:58 PM
According to Felidae, for an adult cat it should 1/4 cup for every 5lbs of its weight. I was thinking of putting 1 cup in each kitten's bowl. I would think that should be enough for the day, right? I just dont want to not put enough food out for them.

I'm such a worry-wart and I dont even have them yet! I'll post pics as soon as I do though :)