Hi, we have 2 Maine coon kittens. I'll post photos after this post. The first, Mia, is around 10 months old now. She is bigger in size than our 6 yr old adopted regular moggie cat but weighs 4kg, just took them all to the vet Dec 28th! She is quite lanky and boney. Beautiful condition though and an immense tail!
We put her boniness down to the fact that the lady we bought her from had been feeding her and all the kittens, Felix adult cat food. Presume it didn't have enough nutrients of any kind as its quite cheap food and not made for kittens either.
Our other kitten mojo is really stocky, much healthier build and he also weighs 4kg! He is 7 months old. He was the runt of his litter, the smallest of 7 kittens!! The lady we got him from had been feeding them all a raw meat diet and you can really tell the difference.
When we first got Mia we were feeding her Royal canin Maine coon kitten food for dry food and testing out a mix of wet food. Since then I've read this http://www.maine-coon-cat-nation.com/royal-canin-cat-food.html
and noticed a lot of the supposedly good dry foods and ones that vets recommend, have lots of corn and fillers in.
So now we have switched to grain free Orijen: http://m.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/dry_cat_food/orijen/45156
which they all love 🙂
We free feed this to the 2 kittens and they seem to get through a 15cm diameter mostly filled (maybe 2cm deep) bowl in 24hrs, the 6yr old will try to sneak in and eat some too though so not sure if it's only the kittens! We do notice they eat quite a lot overnight (even when the adult cat is out so it's definitely the kittens not moggy eating it!) so we figured they like to eat little and often!
Re: wet food right now we are giving them approx 3 meals a day. They share a 70g tin of applaws, http://m.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/canned_cat_food_pouches/applaws/kitten/405596
so it's really not a large can and we split it between them. Again we noticed giving them more they just leave it after a munch so we'd rather give them more fresh, later than have it sitting about.
With wet food I noticed a lot of the organic food still included lots of organ meat and we didn't like that, in the wild cats wouldn't have that amount of only organ meat, so I always look very closely at the ingredients now.
Once every few days will give them a portion of raw organic beef which they LOVE, I bought a book called raw meaty bones http://www.rawmeatybones.com/book.php
That's all about raw feeding, not read it yet so just giving them a mix of food as raw meat only isn't a balanced enough diet for them from what I've learnt. Interestingly the adult cat who was often shut outside by his previous owners before we adopted him, he catches and eats rats, mice etc to survive before we met him - he won't touch the raw beef! And he LOVES to eat! Maybe he's just set in his ways at the ripe old age of 6!! So happy to see him relaxing in his new home though 🙂 I digress though!
So we give ours about the same : 3 or 4 (if they ask nicely!) small wet food meals each per day - about 30/35g per serving - we don't weigh it just split the can or pouch between the 2 of them
And free feeding Orijen dry cat and kitten food.
Mia hadn't put on any weight in about a month when we last weighed her but mojo had put on 0.5kg! Think they will both grow a lot more though. Mia had a worming tablet last week so hope she can put on a bit of weight. Our 6yr old moggy weighs between 5-5.5kg. Vet said she'd prefer 5kg to 5.5, we agree lol, he's so sweet though and it was Christmas 😉🙂he just recovered from a poor swollen face bite infection so we had to pamper him a bit 🙂
Hope it helps 🙂