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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
How much and what do you feed your cats?
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
I have 2 cats, and there is always a bowl of dried food ready for them. They eat what they want, and then go on a killing spree to top up their diet. Frogs, mice etc.....
#2
kyalion
I have 2 cats, and there is always a bowl of dried food ready for them. They eat what they want, and then go on a killing spree to top up their diet. Frogs, mice etc.....


So do u not give them any soft food?
#3
1 pouch each 3 times a day (morning, evening and night)
#4
dmccabe
1 pouch each 3 times a day (morning, evening and night)


See, I give them a pouch each 2 times a day but often end up giving them another pouch in the evening just beacuse they're hounding me. I have dried food down all day every day and I just think they can't be that hungry or they'd eat that??
#5
kyalion
I have 2 cats, and there is always a bowl of dried food ready for them. They eat what they want, and then go on a killing spree to top up their diet. Frogs, mice etc.....


lol same here, we got the hint that we werent feeding them enough tho when there were the remains of 4 frogs outside our back door!, we hadly ever give our cats soft food, tis usually hard, and we have a pet plan cup which tells us how much to give em!..we occasionally give them tuna also.
banned#6
has some more info here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253493

personally I hate cats....
#7
ODB_69
has some more info here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253493

personally I hate cats....


Ooh, thanks hun. Hadn't seen that. At least it looks like I'm not under feeding them:roll:
#8
Have three cats, feed them one large tin per day, and one scoop (washing powder sized) of dried food per day, Usually feed them over two meals. Then they supplement with toast and biscuits the kids have dropped, if they can get there before the dog or rabbits!
#9
Mine scoff each others - got a kitten and a huge fat cat. They're both always hungry and harrass us everytime we stand up. Dry and wet food - both apparently equally balanced.
#10
I was thinking about getting a cat but I live in a high floor apartment so the cat wont be able to go outside. Is this okay? or does owning a cat means you need to have a garden too?
#11
i fed my cat to the dog:whistling:
#12
2 cats roughly 3 pouches each a day and dried food out all time.
#13
Toybhoy
I was thinking about getting a cat but I live in a high floor apartment so the cat wont be able to go outside. Is this okay? or does owning a cat means you need to have a garden too?


Loads of people keep their cats as house cats, especially pedigree, one of ours was badly injured and had to stay in for a year and he was trying to escape all the time, so if you are planning on keeping it indoors you would need to get a kitten that isnt used to going out. There are special cat harness available that would mean you could take it out for a walk if you were brave enough,
#14
Toybhoy
I was thinking about getting a cat but I live in a high floor apartment so the cat wont be able to go outside. Is this okay? or does owning a cat means you need to have a garden too?


cats can be 'indoor' cats, but i'm not sure how it works tbh, my cat as a kitten was dying to get outside. he'd sit by the door and try to sneak out, lol. he stayed in more or less till he'd has his man bits chopped, then he was away. lol.


I feed him a big fork full of kitekat, and a handful of biscuits mixed in, twice a day. if needs be, he tops this up with the neighbors cats food... lol

#15
Toybhoy
I was thinking about getting a cat but I live in a high floor apartment so the cat wont be able to go outside. Is this okay? or does owning a cat means you need to have a garden too?


Hmm......I would always say a cat needs to be able to go outside .......but.........apparently there are lots of people that don't and have 'indoor' cats.:thumbsup:
#16
I like to feed pus....

Nah too easy
#17
I have 2 cats and just top up their bowl with dried food whenever it is empty. I use a mixture of Iams and Whiskas (or any other cheaper dried complete food that's on offer!). Our vet recommended we use dried food from when they were young as it is much better for their teeth and urine system.

I do occasionally treat them to a pouch now and again as they are old girls now!
#18
Thanks for all your elp guys - feel better that I'm not under feeding them at least
#19
Toybhoy
I was thinking about getting a cat but I live in a high floor apartment so the cat wont be able to go outside. Is this okay? or does owning a cat means you need to have a garden too?


Our cats were indoor cats for the first 4 years as we lived in a flat. They were fine. Also meant they were safe.
#20
natversion1
I like to feed pus....

Nah too easy


Behave yourself :-D










Actually..........don't:p
#21
hannah19790
Behave yourself :-D










Actually..........don't:p



I couldn't even if I wanted to.....which I don't :p
#22
natversion1
I couldn't even if I wanted to.....which I don't :p


I can believe that:roll:
#23
its better to feed a mixture of dryed an meat as the biscuits help prevent tartar and cats can eat bones and stuff too. they also can eat upto 16 times a day i always leave a bowel of biscuits out for my cat, unlike dogs cats tend not to over eat (tho theres always one!! lol)
#24
Thanks for the reply.

I always thought cats being hunters that they were needs to be outside. I'll have to rethink now and convince my landlord to let me keep a cat in the flat. GF would go crazy if she finds a kitten under the xmas tree this year.

We've been wanting one since hers died after 16 years. Was so sad cos she literally grew up with the cat! After 2 years, she's decided she would like another one.
#25
foxymissroxy
its better to feed a mixture of dryed an meat as the biscuits help prevent tartar and cats can eat bones and stuff too. they also can eat upto 16 times a day i always leave a bowel of biscuits out for my cat, unlike dogs cats tend not to over eat (tho theres always one!! lol)


16 times?????? Christ, think of the cost!!! I thought It was bad when I was feeding mine between 5/6 sachets a day each but cut down!
Thanks fot info hun x
#26
Toybhoy
Thanks for the reply.

I always thought cats being hunters that they were needs to be outside. I'll have to rethink now and convince my landlord to let me keep a cat in the flat. GF would go crazy if she finds a kitten under the xmas tree this year.

We've been wanting one since hers died after 16 years. Was so sad cos she literally grew up with the cat! After 2 years, she's decided she would like another one.


Awww yh, she'd be well excited. Hope your landlord gives you he all clear then hun:thumbsup:
#27
Toybhoy
. GF would go crazy if she finds a kitten under the xmas tree this year.

.


I got our cat for my daughters birthday, when I gave him to her, her jaw dropped, she cuddled him with her jaw still dropped, then she passed him to me ran outside, screamed as loud as she could, then ran back in and cuddled him while sobbing for hours. lol. was lovely and I was hero mum for weeks :-D
#28
ChipSticks
I got our cat for my daughters birthday, when I gave him to her, her jaw dropped, she cuddled him with her jaw still dropped, then she passed him to me ran outside, screamed as loud as she could, then ran back in and cuddled him while sobbing for hours. lol. was lovely and I was hero mum for weeks :-D


Hehe! That's what I imagine my girlfriend to be like. She absolutely adores cats! :)
banned#29
Before my cat snuffed it, we fed it on dry food, and really only filled it up when the bowl got empty. He pretty much regulated his own food intake
#30
Foosball Chum
Before my cat snuffed it, we fed it on dry food, and really only filled it up when the bowl got empty. He pretty much regulated his own food intake


i do this as well do you think it is working http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:yiCoPQTChIrjVM:http://www.pantherkut.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/fat_cat_4.jpg




before i get into trouble with the rspca i dont have a cat really its a picture off google
#31
i think cats are like kids.

they eat different amounts and won't eat certain brands.

you have to get to know your own cats.

mine have supermarket own brand tins and have one third of a tin at a time between them and i feed them whenever they ask. anymore and they are too greedy and sick on my floor. or the food dries out and they won't eat it. - just like kids!
#32
Foosball Chum
Before my cat snuffed it, we fed it on dry food, and really only filled it up when the bowl got empty. He pretty much regulated his own food intake


morning hun, yh I do this too but was worried that 2 pouches each per day wasn't enough But this makes me feel happier:thumbsup:
#33
blackpeppa
i think cats are like kids.

they eat different amounts and won't eat certain brands.

you have to get to know your own cats.

mine have supermarket own brand tins and have one third of a tin at a time between them and i feed them whenever they ask. anymore and they are too greedy and sick on my floor. or the food dries out and they won't eat it. - just like kids!


I've had them for years and they've always been big eaters - u'd think Id know by now wouldn't u?? lol
#34
My two have a pouch each for breakfast, tea time and bedtime normally.

If theres plenty left, then we don't give them anymore.

Dry food is always available.

Oh and plenty of treats !!!!
1 Like #35
Toybhoy
Thanks for the reply.

I always thought cats being hunters that they were needs to be outside. I'll have to rethink now and convince my landlord to let me keep a cat in the flat. GF would go crazy if she finds a kitten under the xmas tree this year.

We've been wanting one since hers died after 16 years. Was so sad cos she literally grew up with the cat! After 2 years, she's decided she would like another one.


My two were indoor cats form the word go as we lived in a flat. I say indoor but one would escape everytime the door opened and the other would sit in the close (thats my old one now who rarley leaves the garden) when we moved they went outside. If you look at the cats protection legue or even gumtree in your area (your in glasgow right?) there are always house cats looking for new homes if you don't want to get a kitten.
#36
my 2 cats love the soft food, they eat the ''as good as it looks'' stuff, felix i think, thing is, they end up getting gum desiese if they eat too much of it so i feed them alot of dry stuff aswell, the james wellbeloved stuff seems to go down a treat! vet says to only give them soft stuff every few days. if my cats had their way they would eat it 4 times a day!
#37
jennybubbles
My two were indoor cats form the word go as we lived in a flat. I say indoor but one would escape everytime the door opened and the other would sit in the close (thats my old one now who rarley leaves the garden) when we moved they went outside. If you look at the cats protection legue or even gumtree in your area (your in glasgow right?) there are always house cats looking for new homes if you don't want to get a kitten.


Thanks Jenny. I'll have a look there now :thumbsup:
#38
My kittie cat is 5 months now and he gets a mixture of dried food and a pouch in the morning. Sometimes he eats it all, others he doesn't, so I let him tell me when he wants more which he does very vocally :-D He does also have the occasional top up in the evenings when I've got steak for tea...he likes to share :)
#39
Ours is a rescue cat from the RSPCA and will eat any and everything you put in front of him and not stop. I'm told that some cats never get over having to fend for themselves after being thrown out. The only way to regulate his weight is to regulate his food, so a small bowl of dry in the morning and afternoon and a pouch at night...

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