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extremely hungry kittens advice on feeding options please

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Warriorsoftheworld Sun 27-Sep-15 19:45:12

I've had my 2 kittens for a week now they are 9 weeks old and are on a 70g pouch of wainwrights kitten food between them 2 times a day but they are meowing for food all the time is there any other grain free additive free brand I could try them on ? they only eat wet food at the moment

Florriesma Sun 27-Sep-15 19:49:47

Is twice a day enough? They're only small so maybe need more frequent meals. My cat is now 2 bit still prefers little and often to twice a day . Usually 3 -4times. Also have the got big parents? Flo is massive and takes some feeding.

Warriorsoftheworld Sun 27-Sep-15 20:40:15

they are brothers one is a big chunky long hair the other is quite thin and short haired I've just given them an entire pouch of wainwrights each and they are wolfing it down like they were not even fed an hour ago ill happily give them 3 or 4 pouches a day but don't want them gorging themselves and making themselves sick

lljkk Sun 27-Sep-15 20:41:22

have they actually been sick?

Florriesma Sun 27-Sep-15 20:44:07

I have just fed mine her 3 Rd today and 2 mins later she was acting as though she hadn't been fed. She has wolfed another sachet down just now. She isn't over weight but depending on the weather and her activity level depends on how hungry she is. If one is very chunky is he blocking the skinny ones access to the food? Brothers are very competitive.

lljkk Sun 27-Sep-15 20:49:07

I feed my skinny Mog first & chuck chunky cat(s) into the other room until skinny has finished.

Warriorsoftheworld Sun 27-Sep-15 20:54:07

No its just how they are they share their food equally I supervise feeding times to observe this they also have kitten milk and water to drink the breeder I got them from recommended water mixed with the food because they aren't too keen on plain water just yet I've only had them a week so far but one of them has been sick once not sure which one as it was hidden behind a chair in the living room when I discovered where the smell was coming from.

Florriesma Sun 27-Sep-15 21:08:28

Try feeding them more then cats are sick with hairballs - always well hidden of course.

If you really aren't sure I would ring the vet tomorrow and ask for advice.

Warriorsoftheworld Sun 27-Sep-15 21:11:14

I'll put them onto 2 pouches of wainwrights each a day and see how they go smile

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 27-Sep-15 21:35:26

I feed kittens on demand, they are growing really quickly compared to human babies and need as many calories as nursing mums.

I once fed ours 6 pouches in one day. He staggered to his bed to sleep it off.

BIWI Sun 27-Sep-15 21:36:47

I think at this age you should be feeding them three times a day. Ours are 9 months old and still being fed that often!

BIWI Sun 27-Sep-15 21:38:21

Oh, and right from the off they were having a pouch each! So if you're only feeding them half a pouch, twice a day, yes - they will be hungry. They really do need the food at this age so that they can grow.

Wolfiefan Sun 27-Sep-15 21:40:38

We have two kittens who have access to dried food at al times. They are eating like a pair of baby dragons going through a growth spurt at the moment!
We give about 4 meals a day. They make it known if they are hungry though!

overthemill Sun 27-Sep-15 21:45:09

My kitten gets 2 punches a day so 200g most days. Doesn't always eat every scrap but usually. Split in 4 or 5 meals. Plus a bit of friend kitten food but not very much just for variety. He's doing very well on this. Smaller meals mean they don't gorge themselves. Don't need kitten milk imo

Wolfiefan Sun 27-Sep-15 21:46:22

2 punches?
Autocorrect yes?!

Warriorsoftheworld Sun 27-Sep-15 21:58:50

they enjoy the kitten milk and its a nice treat for them I've tried treats but they really struggle with anything dried or hard at the moment so dried food as a snack is a no go. I'll stock up on extra pouches of wainwrights tomorrow and see how they manage with it smile

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 27-Sep-15 22:01:39

Dh accidentally punched our cat in the face once. The cat took it very personally.

Wolfiefan Sun 27-Sep-15 22:02:49

Cats are good at revenge. I hope he had insurance!!

Kampeki Sun 27-Sep-15 22:05:29

I have no advice, but I wish I had a kitten or two.


Warriorsoftheworld Sun 27-Sep-15 22:13:22

they are wonderful fluffy little bundles of joy I just worry about their development so much DP thinks im crazy the amount ive spent on cat toys and their cat tree they have the entire conservatory to themselves like a little cattery smile

Kampeki Sun 27-Sep-15 22:15:52

Oh, I'm sure I'd spoil them rotten if I had them. Adorable little things!

cozietoesie Sun 27-Sep-15 23:07:43

I had a fat kitten once (blush) but it took some doing - it's usually impossible. Lots of small meals on demand would be my advice.

MissMarpleCat Sun 27-Sep-15 23:57:32

I think they need feeding more than twice a day. I've always fed my kitties more frequently than that. Have you had any advice from a vet?

isseywithcats Mon 28-Sep-15 11:02:18

one pouch a day each is definitely not enough food for nine week old kittens , i have a mom and 4 five week old foster kitterns at the moment and i feed them four times a day 1/2 a tin each meal so two tins a day which is 8 pouches, and baby cat biscuits available all the time i would also look at royal canin baby cat biscuits to leave in a bowl for them to graze havent met a kitten yet that does not eat this brand and kittens really do not need kitten milk plain water left out in their bowl and believe me when they are thirsty they will drink it , there are loads of cat foods on the market that are cereal free, asdas tiger, butchers classic, james wellbeloved, aldis vitacat, to name just a few,

overthemill Mon 28-Sep-15 16:34:30

wolfiefan well he is a bit of a pain sometimes so I have occasionally bopped him one by mistake ( he sneaks up on me stealth like) ! Whoops bloody iPad. I do not recommend hitting kittens

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