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How much should kittens eat?

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Me and my neighbor recently rescued a litter of feral kittens -- they are about 8-10 weeks old. We are fostering them in the garage until they are old enough and socialized enough to get fixed and adopted. How many cans of wet food per day should we be feeding them? Thanks!
post #2 of 6
I wish I had an answer for you. I've always free-fed dry food to Spike, so I'm unsure how many cans of wet food you should be feeding that many kittens. I'm sure someone here will have a clue. Do they get dry food as well?
post #3 of 6
Oh! And it's great you're taking the time to care for these babies and working to get them socialized, vetted and adopted. What a bunch of lucky babies!
post #4 of 6
How many kittens are there in the litter? Kittens are intermittent feeders, so you want to feed them small amounts of wet food. If you feed dry food, be sure and moisten the kibble with water of KMR. Feed them about 5 times a day if possible and try to keep it to a routine schedule (helps with the bonding issue) Make sure they also have water, you may have to put some clean pebbles in the bottom of the bowl to prompt them to drink out it, but make sure they have water as well. Thanks for saving these guys
post #5 of 6
My rule of thumb is let them eat all they want in 15 minutes then take the wet away. Repete every 3 hours. I also leave dry food down all day for teething and snacking.
post #6 of 6
My kitten always has access to dry food and she eats a tablespoon of wet food at night. I agree that you should put the food out there and let them eat for about 5 minutes and then take it away and do that 5 times a day.
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