HOW MUCH SHOULD A 5 WEEK OLD KITTEN EAT?

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    Charlotte
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    Hi again!

    So I have what we estimate to be a 5 week old kitten (had her since she was 2 weeks old). She is currently eating wet food. I weaned her off the bottle expecting her to have the bottle every now and again but she just will not have the bottle anymore, she absolutley loves the wet food and eats all of it! I was just wondering how much she should be eating at this age? I’m currently giving her about half a pouch (as that’s all she tends to eat before getting full) every 4-6 hours so she roughly gets about 5-6 meals a day. I was just wondering if this is enough and what she should be eating at this age? She is now fully litter trained and has learnt to run, jump and climb which is fantastic to see!

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    JerseyJoan
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    Hi Charlotte – wow, you’ve got quite a healthy kitten on your hands! The feeding schedule sounds workable for now; you can tweak it in the weeks ahead. For the average size cat a pound a month is normal.

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    Kittyzee
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    Hi Charlotte,
    Sounds like you have a very healthy kitten–lucky you!! I will post some links that you can take a look at for general information when hand rearing. She may be a little older than 5 weeks, as most kittens start on solid foods at around 4 to 5 weeks. I would say, if she is eating, drinking, litter training well, you can feed her what she wants. If you see she is not finishing it, then you can back off.
    http://www.safehavenforcats.com/newborn.htm
    http://messybeast.com/handrear.htm
    http://feline-nutrition.org/
    http://catinfo.org/#Learn_How_To_Read_a_Pet_Food_Ingredient_Label

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