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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question New kitten always hungry

We just adopted another cat (kitten 12 weeks old) we adopted him from a lady who rescues cats in our area (our other cat came from her) He attacks his food, he hovers when I'm cooking and when we sit down to eat, he's all over us like he hasn't ever eaten, they way the rescuer talked he was a stray. He is kind of thin, I just want to make sure he's getting enough food.

Do you think that he is insecure about his food source? I hope he gets better, i feel bad for him...
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 05:49 PM
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This is pretty normal for a very young cat. Four of mine are in the adolescent stage and they all act like this - my two older ones are more chilled (and methodical) about food.
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Thank you for your response, Arianwen! That makes me feel better
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 06:30 PM
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My new kitten eats like a pig!! He's on Blue Buffalo and I'm going to change him over to Orijen next.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 06:36 PM
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Eating is a good thing for growing kittens. Give them all they want. When they dont eat, that is a problem.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 08:13 PM
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Kittens eat twice as much as a grown cat due to their developing bodies. My little guy (almost 5 months old) is hungry all the time it seems. I free feed so hes always got something to eat but he does not overeat as he is a normal size. I still free feed my 17 month old kitty too and she is not overwieght either. Neither one begs for food or tries to get into mine as I cook or eat.
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Kittens act like little pigs. It is typical. I wouldn't worry.

Tina is 8 years old and she looks at me and lays back down when I feed her usually. They definitely outgrow the piggy phase.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 08:19 PM
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He may be somewhat worried about when he'll see his next meal, but kittens in general are eating machines... my kittens Bear and Yoshi eat 2-3 times what my adult cat Binky eats. I suggest feeding 3-5 times a day, as much as he wants.
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Thank you everybody, right now I make sure he has plenty to eat at all times, and boy does he eat. When he was swarming around our dinner time, my husband keep firmly telling him no and put him back on the floor. He seemed to get the point after a bit and just sat there..lol
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Yea :-D if they don't get their way, they will try the cuteness factor... but don't let that innocent appearance fool you haha!
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