when should i start to feed my kitten hard, dry food?
on Mar 10th 2009
in Food & Nutrition
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around 4 months old, just make sure its kitten food so the kitten can digest it
Kara answered on 3/10/09. Helpful? / 0
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? / 0
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? / 0
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.
Shadow answered on 3/11/09. Helpful? / 0
Around 3-5 months
Macadamia answered on 3/19/09. Helpful? / 0