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How much to feed as they grow

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat Diet/Raw Food Diet' started by F/3, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. F/3

    F/3 Savannah Super Cat

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    My % might be off a little but not by much.
    I've read that you should feed your cat 2-3 % of his weight. Kittens up to 10% of their adult weight.
    My question is when do you start to transition from 10% downwards to the 2-3%

    Simba is 8 months old and about 10lbs
    He is on a raw diet and eating 10-12 oz daily.
    Also Savannah's adult weight can very by as much as 10lbs
    Thanks
    Mark
     
  2. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    I've never been one for formulas and calculations (except when it comes to medications). My rule of thumb is to let them eat as much as they want. If Simba is licking the bowl clean I would offer a little more and continue to do so until he is no longer interested.
     
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  3. F/3

    F/3 Savannah Super Cat

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    He gets fed 6 oz twice a day. He eats half of it and goes and plays for up to 30 min and than goes back and finishes the rest. Sometimes he leaves a little.
     
  4. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    Sounds like the perfect amount - of course that will change as he grows...
     
  5. F/3

    F/3 Savannah Super Cat

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    Here's a picture of him taken about a month ago. I don't think he's getting fat

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  6. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    Not at all, and won't on a diet of electrical wires, LOL!! :uh oh:
     
  7. F/3

    F/3 Savannah Super Cat

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    Lol,
    That was a speaker wire that didn't have power conected to it. I finally put a cover on it because no matter how far I shoved it up there he would reach in and pull it out.
     
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  8. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    Ugh, you think that is bad? I have cats that have ripped off the covers of both the intake and the outflow vents of my central heating/air conditioning. I have had F1s crawling around in my air ducts more than once!!!
     
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  9. F/3

    F/3 Savannah Super Cat

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    Trying out tapatalk and working on thumbnails. Does he look fat to anyone? He ate 12 oz of food today

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  10. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

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    I think he looks a good weight. I'm like Patti and simply feed them as much as they want to eat... the only chubby cat I have is my Brit and he's pretty much supposed to look that way. The Savannahs may tend to eat more than most cats I think because they burn so much of energy with all their daily activities!
     
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