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How much should I be feeding two 10 month old kittens?

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viviennewestood Wed 25-May-16 08:36:48

The shelter said she used to feed them a quarter of a can of butchers in a morning then another quarter at tea time but this doesn't seem like a lot for 2 cats!

viviennewestood Wed 25-May-16 08:37:03

The woman at the shelter said*

McSnuff Wed 25-May-16 10:13:42

Perhaps she meant a quarter of a tin each, twice a day? That's what my mog gets, but he's older now. You could always add some biscuits (there are grain-free biscuits if you wanted to go that way - Butcher's is grain-free) - they are at the teenage, big-eating stage of their lives.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 25-May-16 10:52:15

I'd feed as much as they wanted.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 25-May-16 11:24:20

I think kittens need little an often, that's what I did and now my cat's older he's more twice a day.

kittensandgin Wed 25-May-16 11:51:00

We will need pictures before any advice can be given!

JamieVardysParty Wed 25-May-16 12:33:05

Mine are 9 months and get 3 pouches between them as well as as much dry food as they want.

When we go away, the cat sitter gives them 2x pouches twice a day between them.

viviennewestood Wed 25-May-16 13:00:19

Oh good. I've been feeding them applaws dry biscuits which they seem to love and then I've been giving them half a tin of wet food in a morning and the other half at dinner time. They never stop playing though so I'm sure they need more than that!

RubbishMantra Wed 25-May-16 17:07:16

Most cats self regulate food-wise unless they have worms.

I leave unlimited Applaws dry out for them to graze on, and they get a can of Butchers between them for their supper.

Their vet says MCat's borderline plump (only in winter, mind), and Little Monsieur is a healthy weight for his breed.

RubbishMantra Wed 25-May-16 17:15:35

* Forgot to add, they eat more than an adult cat as kittens, during the growing/very active phase. Little M would eat anything put in front of him when he was a kit, and try to steal our dinner. He's become more fussy now he's 2.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 25-May-16 19:03:09

They're gorgeous, they look really healthy.

My cat would eat a whole tin to himself.

emwithme Wed 25-May-16 21:07:14

Our two are 10 months old, been with us 7 months now. They get one of those small mason cash bowls of dry (Royal Canin Kitten, soon to be switching to adult) a day, free fed, and a pouch of wet food between the two of them two or three times a day (morning, sometimes tea time if they are acting hungry - or shouting at us for it - but not if they are having a sleepy day, bedtime). Erwin is 4.5 kg and Genie is 3.5 kg. Vet is happy with their size.

viviennewestood Wed 25-May-16 21:21:55

They weigh 2.5kg each at the moment but they have their 2nd vaccinations on Saturday so will be helpful to speak to the vet. I've only had them for 2 days! I'm so glad I decided to get two, they're so amusing and adorable grin

Wolfiefan Wed 25-May-16 21:23:36

We have two. A year next month. They have been eating pouches of wet food. Bloody loads. Every day. In the last month their eating has slowed right down. Growing less?

BIWI Wed 25-May-16 21:25:05

We were feeding ours 3 pouches each a day at that age! Now, they're down to two each a day. (Although our little female would like a lunchtime snackette as well!)

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