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Kittens with different appetites

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beenrumbled Fri 16-Oct-20 08:26:16

We have two boys, littermates, 4 months old.

One eats like he has a flip top lid, the other is a grazer.

They have a mix of wet and dry food. Flip top lid is definitely putting on the pounds, and grazer is still very slim. Both up to date with wormers etc.

I just worry that grazer is not eating enough, and that his brother will end up overweight.

Anyone else have cats with different appetites? How do you balance it?

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Toddlerteaplease Fri 16-Oct-20 08:47:02

Could you get micro chip feeders? Then it limits mr flip top!

beenrumbled Fri 16-Oct-20 09:11:47


I didn't even know that was a thing!

They are being chipped next month when they are castrated, so I'm off to look at that now!

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Fluffycloudland77 Fri 16-Oct-20 09:24:44

Get the microchip feeder if it carries on into adulthood but kittens are often stomachs on legs like most baby animals.

Ours had a bowl empty miaow that could wake the dead till he was adult. You planned trips to the kitchen because of the shouting.

beenrumbled Fri 16-Oct-20 09:37:48

fluffy grin The plaintive yowl is so loud!

We had just moved them to 3 meals a day, hopefully Flip Top will slow down. He does have a tendency to push grazer out too, so we tend to try and keep an eye out for that.

It's 15 years since we had a pair of kittens, and I cant remember them being like this!

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Fluffycloudland77 Fri 16-Oct-20 09:59:01

Ours had 450g wet at that age over 4 meals.

beenrumbled Fri 16-Oct-20 10:00:42

I might move them back to 4 meals then and see how that goes

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