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FeedMyFaceWithJaffaCakes Mon 06-Jun-16 19:47:17

What is the best food for kittens?
Thanks In advance smile

Damson9 Tue 07-Jun-16 09:25:21


We feed ours Wainrights and Purely Holistic, both of which are Pets at Home brands. They have a much better meat content than most/all of what you can buy from supermarkets and don't contain many ingredients that can cause allergic reactions in cats, but they're not the cheapest. They're both pretty paté looking, but our pair love them.

FeedMyFaceWithJaffaCakes Tue 07-Jun-16 11:02:27

So should I feed them any biscuits?
How many times a day?

Damson9 Tue 07-Jun-16 11:19:08

Man, I'm an idiot, how could I forget the biscuits? We feed them the wainrights dry food as well, but only once a day (our vet said they should really be on all wet, but practicality does have a bearing..) - we have a hopper that drops them I think it's about 1/4 cup at lunchtime (they have the wet for breakfast and supper).

They also get some extra occasionally in one of those puzzle balls if they're looking particularly hungry or I need to distract them for a bit smile

Damson9 Tue 07-Jun-16 11:20:15

So, they're effectively on three feeds a day, but they are about 10 months old now. When they were smaller, they also had another wet food meal early evening. We knocked that one on the head after they were neutered, though.

FeedMyFaceWithJaffaCakes Tue 07-Jun-16 21:30:44

What's a hopper when it's at home?
Little Black Kitten will be 8 weeks old when I pick him up Friday, going to take him to get ASAP to get him checked/flead/wormed and see about getting him the snip!
I'm going to go to P@H tomorrow for toys so will look at toys then smile X

Damson9 Wed 08-Jun-16 09:24:02

smile It's a dry food dispenser. There's a container that holds loads of food and it drops a set amount at set times. That way they get lunch while we're out at work.

Kitten pick-up is an exciting day! Hope all goes well xx

FeedMyFaceWithJaffaCakes Sat 11-Jun-16 22:49:20

I love him so much, but he's mewed quite a lot tonight sad
Any tips?

drinkyourmilk Sun 12-Jun-16 00:07:26

Oh my! He's handsome.
We are a few weeks ahead of you. Have a 16 week old kitten. She was in with us for the first few weeks(slept under the duvet. Squeeee), then a couple of weeks ago we started putting her out the room at night as she likes to sleep directly on my face.hmm as you do. She mewed for the first few nights for up to 20 min. Now she doesn't bother. I realise it sounds cruel- but I like breathing!

FeedMyFaceWithJaffaCakes Sun 12-Jun-16 00:39:52

Not cruel at all. understandable!
He's alright through the night, it's in the day time! We're keeping him to one room at the mo and he news when we leave him alone sad
I'm taking Berlioz to vet tomorrow for fleaing worming chipping and first set of jabs, I am not looking forward to it at all!

drinkyourmilk Sun 12-Jun-16 08:09:48

He's mewing as he is used to having mum and litter mates there all the time. He's never been alone. I have to say, tiggy just came with us wherever we went for the first couple of weeks. However, we also left her and went to work after a week- so she had plenty of time alone! He will adjust and be fine. You could always level a cuddly toy or warm hot water bottle with him for comfort.

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