My boyfriend got two kittens about two weeks ago. They are both about 3 1/2 months old. When he got them, they were both 2 1/2 pounds. It seems like they are getting fatter already and I'm worried he's feeding them too much. He's giving them each a half can of wet food (those little cans of Fancy Feast) in the morning, then another half for dinner, then dry food later on. I think this is too much. How much do you think he should be giving them?
***Edited By: schnauzerluv on 7/15/2005 10:17:16 AM*** Reason: add
I foster kittens for the local shelter. I am by no means an expert, but it sounds like you're not feeding them too much. The only thing I would say is that they need KITTEN food. The amount of wet food you feed is up to you, but they should have access to dry kitten food and water all the time. My older cat never gets wet food, just dry.
My foster kittens that I have right now are about 6 to 8 weeks old. Ther are 3 so I give them a can of wet friskies kitten food 3 times a day. They have water and dry food all the time. However, my goal is to fatten up neglected kittens, so I wouldn't advise feeding 3 1/2 month old healthy kittens so much.