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Sat May 14, 2022, 10:25 AM

Gauging how much to feed kittens is tricky. I read that they can't really be over fed. Suggestions?

I had NO idea what I was doing when I brought in Madoc and his siblings and no doubt make some mistakes. I'm a definitely less panicked than that first week with them, but also still a bit insecure.

When they seem to get their fill I just leave the bowls because I know they will clean them, later. BUT sometimes I see them eyeing the litter boxes like the litter might be an appetizer or even dipping their noses in. So, I give them a little more milk replacement.

They're on an every 6 hour schedule, right now, and I'm increasing the ratio of pate to kitten milk. The pate definitely seems to keep them satisfied longer. I just don't want to cut out the milk completely, yet, but will start weaning them off by diluting it with purified water.

They are full of energy and a couple of them have accomplished climbing 'Mt. Mom's Leg' with no assistance from me so I figure they are sufficiently nourished.

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Reply Gauging how much to feed kittens is tricky. I read that they can't really be over fed. Suggestions? (Original post)
Siwsan May 14 OP
virgdem May 14 #1
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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2022, 10:42 AM

1. Check out kitten lady videos on YouTube.

She covers all you need to know about feeding growing kittens. Good luck.

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Sat May 14, 2022, 11:10 AM

2. I'd let them eat till satiated

Mt. St. Mom's leg...

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