You'd think google would know the answer to this, but all I can find is information on the ideal weight of adult cats; I know that adult cats should be lean.
Our adorable kittens, Essie and Res, are growing up so fast! They were just over two pounds each
when we adopted them at 2.5 months old, and now that they're a bit over 4 months, they're five+ pounds each (this is Essie today
, this is Res
a little while ago). Essie in particular has an adorable little chubby tummy. They are of course not just heavier, but much bigger / longer than they were a couple months ago.
We are currently free-feeding them kitten-specific dry food; we picked a food that seems to be a decent compromise between ingredients and price. We were planning to free feed them for a year, then move to twice a day feedings - I read that free feeding is generally okay for young kittens, but not great for adult cats. But, we can absolutely move to 2-3x a day feedings now, if that would be better (4x a day feeding seemed like a bit much, and that's what they would have needed at 2-3 months old, or so I read).
- Is it okay for kittens to be a little chubby, will they naturally grow out of it, does it just mean that they're about to grow? Or does it mean we need to adjust feeding?
- If we need to move to scheduled feeding, how many times a day? 2, 3, or 4?