Guest

when should i start to feed my kitten hard, dry food?


Asked by Member 789051 on Mar 10th 2009 in Food & Nutrition
Report this question Get this question's RSS feed Send this question to a friend



Status

  • Cast your vote for which answer you think is best!


Answers

Kara

around 4 months old, just make sure its kitten food so the kitten can digest it


Kara answered on 3/10/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Allie

Mine were already eating dry Kitten Chow when they came home from the breeder at 8 weeks old. I feed Royal Canin Kitten so I switched them once they got here. But she starts them on dry food as soon as they are weaned from their momcats. So Gessi would be fine with dry kitten food now if she is 2 months old.


Allie answered on 3/10/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Lola

I agree with Allie. Leila having kittens was a learning experience for me. The kittens leaving the nest is the sign that they can begin digesting things other than mother's milk. It also means that they will have to go potty, because Momcat will no longer lick their behinds. At first, I added KMR with kitten food (Royal Canin is good) and made a slurry, and augmented that with canned kitten food. We're in Japan, and don't have too many food choices. But once they get their teeth, they are essentially able to eat kibble. Mine were able to eat the dry kibble along with the wettened kibble at about the same time that Momcat decided to wean them.


Lola answered on 3/10/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Shadow

You really dont need to feed hard dry kibble, keep with wet food, this is closer to a cats natural diet. Here is a website where you can learn alot about feline nutrition.

www.catinfo.org


Shadow answered on 3/11/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Macadamia

Around 3-5 months


Macadamia answered on 3/19/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer