Feeding your kitten
Kittens are different and have specific nutritional needs compared to grown cats. Make sure your new little friend gets the best start in life with these feeding guidelines.
New Kittens (1 ½ - 3 months old)
By 6 to 8 weeks, your kitten should be fully weaned and eating cat food. She is growing rapidly so she needs a relatively large amount of food compared to adult cats based on kg body weight—but will consume it in small servings spread throughout the day. Always follow the feeding guide when feeding your kitten. Fresh water should always be available. WHISKAS® Kitten dry food has been specifically developed to meet all the dietary demands of your young kitten.
Typical meals per day: 5 - 6
Kittens weight: up to 2 kg
Young Kittens (3-6months old)
Cats normally self regulate their food intake throughout the day. Leave out enough dry food so that your kitten can eat throughout the day, based on the feeding guideline of the food. If you feed your kitten wet food, then she could be fed as much as 3-5 times per day. Fresh water should always be available.
Kittens will seldom eat more than they need.
Typical meals per day: 3 - 5
Typical kitten weight: 2 – 3 kg
Not-so-Young kittens (6-12 months old)
As your little friend grows up, the number of meals she has per day should be reduced. It’s important to remember that although she is starting to look like an adult, she is still a kitten and should continue to be fed a kitten-specific diet for her entire first year.
By 6 months, she should only be eating twice daily. At this stage, your kitten will be about ¾ of her adult weight.