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Food for kittens

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MandyFl0ss Fri 05-Aug-16 07:40:12

Hi. We've had kittens for nearly 2 months now, they are now 4 months old, very healthy, happy, adjusted and feeding and drinking well. Oh before you ask as I've had this from here before, we got the kittens at 8 weeks as they were abandoned orphans and they were better off with us at home than at the rescue centre.

They have a water fountain to drink from which they use and I leave a bowl full of dry food out at all times. Only the boy kitten likes wet food and he will eat roughly one pouch a day, split in two portions. He will also have dry food. The girl kitten will only have dry food unless I cook fresh chicken or cod for her, which I rarely do.

So my question is, is it right to always leave a bowl of dry food out so they feed whenever they want or should I start setting 'feeding times'? Also, as the girl only has dry food, does it matter that it is always the same one (Kitten Royal Canin at present) or should I stock different ones to give her some variety?

Thank you all smile

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 07-Aug-16 20:11:10

If their not gannets I'd leave dry down, kittens need loads to fuel them.

RubbishMantra Sun 07-Aug-16 21:08:33

Cats/kittens mostly self regulate, so I'd leave the dry down all the time, and feed wet when it's required. At that age they eat more than an adult cat, expended on all that energy speeding about.

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