I never really could get a straight answer from the foster coordinator on this, but these cats are HUNgry!
I am now up to giving them two cans of kitten food in the AM (6 oz total) and 2 cans of kitten food at around 5PM (another 6 oz total.) Also, unlimited dry Purina Pro Plan Kitten Food. I admit that, at times, Miss Kitty seems so hungry, that I am giving her a few extra ounces of wet.
But...how much is the RIGHT amount? Thanks to Hunter, I know adult cats should get about an ounce per pound per day...for Miss Kitty that is probably 7-8. But, then they say that nursing mothers appetites are about double their normal intake. And, let me tell you, she practically BEGS for the wet food. Add to that that the 3 boys are DEFINITELY eating a decent share of the wet (Miss Lyla still seems to be mainly nursing) THEN how much should they get?
From what I have read, they should be close to 3 pounds each by 8 weeks....let's say they are closing in on 2 pounds now...that would be 4 kittens X 2 ounces of wet per day (8 ounces) plus how much for Mom?
12 ounces for all five doesn't seem like it would necessarily be enough...is it?
They are all very healthy and doing great. I just want to make sure I do the right thing now that we are down to the last three weeks before they leave me.
Anyone with experience is greatly appreciated.