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Russian Blue -Wont eat when I am not home :(

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hello,
I have new liitle russian blue in my life named Forest... But he won't eat when I am not home... He only eats when me or my husband are home? Any advice?

Thanks
post #2 of 12
What are you feeding him? How do you know he's not eating? I had RB's - but they always ate.

Has your cat been seen recently by a vet to rule out any medical problems?
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yes we just brought him to the vet. We are assuming - becasue I fill his dish when I go to work and he doesnt eat any of it. Yesterday when I was home he ate the whole dish before 4 in the afternoon???

He is 1 week new to us... So maybe I am being over paranoid

Oh yeah and the breeder fed him Iams Kitten formula, I am mixing it with wellness super5mix kitten formula.
post #4 of 12
Maybe he just likes to eat at certain times of the day..I wouldn't worry unless hes is NOT eating at all..
post #5 of 12
I've had more than one cat that prefers someone be in the room when they eat. I don't think any have ever taken it to the point of going hungry, but it's not uncommon for cats to like company when dining.
post #6 of 12
Maybe try a different flavor of the Wellness, or a different brand altogether - cats love variety and RB's (of which I have a wonderful, if skittish, one) are like any other cat in that way.
post #7 of 12
My girl usually won't eat unless I play with her first. She eats her meals when I am at home before and after work.

If I go away for a week or so, she eats the meals when the neighbours play with her.

I would not worry about your cat as long as he eats when you are home. He won't starve while you are at work.
post #8 of 12
I have had young cats who want their 'mom' there when they eat - after all, it is what they are used to! As long as she is eating the right amount each day and is healthy otherwise, I wouldn't worry. She will probably grow out of it.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by tru View Post
I've had more than one cat that prefers someone be in the room when they eat. I don't think any have ever taken it to the point of going hungry, but it's not uncommon for cats to like company when dining.
I had a cat exactly like that. She loved us so much she would not be in a room alone to eat. It got to where I had to put little dishes everywhere (bedroom, living room) so she'd eat.
post #10 of 12
You've only had the kitten for a week - be patient. RB's are quiet/shy cats and sometimes it takes longer then a week to adjust to things. Now if he's not eating right after a month, then you might be concerned.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks Everyone for the advice!
post #12 of 12
I also have a RB mix cat-she likes company while she eats, she also takes her time. I've had her for just over a year and it took her about 6 months to really settle in. Welcome to TCS , we really love pictures around here. Hint, Hint!
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