Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Abby has never been overly fond of food. When she was little, I fed her wet food three times a day...about a tablespoon, although she rarely ate it all. Since I work all day, I also left a small bowl of dry food out so she could nibble when she wanted, although at least half of it was left when I came home from work. She too ate out of teeny-weeny bowls, that were like hamster bowls!
As for when cats are fully grown, it depends on the cat/breed. In most cases, I'd say cats are considered full grown by the time they are 12-18 months. But some breeds, for example Ragdolls, are said to take 4 years before they reach their final size. Abby is a Persian/Ragdoll mix...although she's been about the same weight now since she was 2, and I don't see her growing much more. She only weighed about 5 lbs when she was a year old, but she seemed to steadily grow between 1 and 2 years of age, and by the time she hit 2, she was about 9 lbs...not much change since.
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.