Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
My Atlas is a food horde. Ever since I first got him, which he was abandoned by his mother or she was killed or taken away by animal control.. He was all alone for days by himself at 3-4 weeks. As soon as I come home from work, he's running in circles around my feet squeaking, squealing, doing back flips and screeching for food. I have to be really careful now, because at 3 months old, he is big enough to jump from the floor onto my counter top and he WILL knock over his bag of food just to get into it quicker.
Apollo is a lot more relaxed about it, he purrs and rubs himself against my legs and mews at me until he gets his food. Atlas also goes after Apollo's food, it's the weirdest thing. They both mostly eat the same food, and they rotate to each others bowls until it's all gone. I can't free feed because they're both pigs. Apollo will eat EVERY LAST BITE of any food, in one sitting, as will Atlas. The only difference is that Atlas shoves his face in his food and eats as fast as he can. Apollo takes his time, he knows he'll get fed, he's used to the schedule. Silly cats.
I also have to hide every kind of human food from them. I made the mistake of leaving a loaf of bread in the bottom of my island cabinet and when I came home from work, they had managed to tear the bag open from a half-inch space and ate a quarter of a load of bread between the both of them. Chips, bread, PASTA, anything they can get open, they will devour. As if they don't get fed plenty of food.
But yeah, it's totally normal. The kitten should grow out of it after awhile.
Last edited by Shenanigans; 10-12-2012 at 06:23 AM.