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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2010, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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How Much To Feed?

Skooma is still a kitten, technically (9 months) and I'm not sure how much to feed her. I know she has plenty of time for growing so the suggestion of 3% and 2% kinda don't apply. I don't want her gaining too much weight especially since she's kinda pudgy right now. So, how much do I feed kittens? Do they need a limit? Do I feed her whenever she's hungry?

In grams, btw, the whole ounce thing makes no sense to me. Oh, and she's 2.180kg and currently eating around... uh.. I think it was 84g or something...


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Re: How Much To Feed?

I think you can safely feed her 10% of her kitten weight until about a year, then she may stop eating so much. Or you can stop her. Or 2-3% of her adult weight.. but she's super tiny, isn't she?

I may just stick with the old 5-8oz (sorry!!) a day thing.. when I get home, I'll convert that for you. LOL Or you can Google a conversion thing? That's what I usually do.

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Re: How Much To Feed?

Jonah's 6 mos now. He's still getting 3 meals a day b/c he seems to want/need that much and it also helps him settle at night to have a bedtime snacky. I'm not a big weigher, but he's getting approximately this a day:

AM: 2 adult mice
PM: 1 adult mouse, biggish chunk of venison (2 oz??), small piece of liver
Bedtime: 5 chicken hearts

AM: 1/2 quail
PM: 3 oz or so of pork, piece of kidney
Bedtime: Venison chunk

My basic goal is to feed him until he doesn't want more at each meal. Occasionally he leaves something, which means I gave him too much. Occasionally he still seems a little hungry afterwards, and then I give him more the next meal.
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Re: How Much To Feed?

@Muzby: Yes, Skooma is still itty bitty. I don't know if she'll ever get to be the normal cat size that she should be...

@hoofmaiden: He certainly eats a lot 0.o I don't know if it's cuz she's so small but Skooma definitely doesn't eat like that!

Lessee... at the moment she's eating two and a half around 24g mice a meal. Two meals a day... so, um.. around 60g a meal so 120g a day... I think... My math sucks. That would translate to 4.215 ounces... It seems to be enough for her because she doesn't eat the entire third mouse so I save it for the later meal. I'm worried she's not eating enough, though...


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Re: How Much To Feed?

I would say that is plenty. Mak is 13 lbs (an adult, obviously!) and he eats 118g/day. At 9 months, Skooma doesn't need to eat the "2-3x an adult cat would eat" that a 3 month old kitten needs.

Imo, if she still seems hungry after you finish, give her more.. If she doesn't, then don't. I'm sure she'll let you know if she needs more!


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