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Old 06-25-2010, 03:21 PM
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Default Feeding a Kitten on Raw

So, the baby Persian, whose name has now been changed to Cheshire after finally seeing Alice in Wonderland (She looks a lot like the cat from the movie) is currently eating Innova. However, today she tried to rip a chicken quarter out of Grimm's mouth. The baby wants raw!
I'm not opposed to it, and am doing my research, but I would like to hear from someone who has actually raised a kitten on it. She's only 11 weeks, and her little mouth just seems so small!
What should I feed, and how do I make sure she's getting what she needs?

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Old 06-25-2010, 03:41 PM
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All my cats are on raw. But I never started them as kittens. Just because I wasent feeding raw at the time or I adopted them as adults.

But I know I had to do this. And alot of people who feed kittens raw do this as well. But I ran the meat along with cornish hen wings, egg shells ect through the food processer so it was a consistancy of wet cat food. Alot of people do this because their cats cannot figure out how to eat a whole chicken wing, chick, or mouse. Or simply refuse to. Mine had issues eating chicken gizzards because they are so tough.

I think a Persian kitten *could* eat cornish hen wings or breast/ribs whole. Especially your girl, since she already went after some whole chicken. But it really depends on the individual kitten. Usually honestly grinding everything is the easiest way to start.

Catster Raw forum is GREAT. Thats where I got all my info from when I started feeding mine raw.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:43 PM
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Well, I did my kitten on whole prey so I can't say I know a ton about feeding them frakenprey.

I fed him whole rats, mice and rabbits. Then I did do some Nature's Variety medallions just for fun variety and get him used to different meats. I liked it that way because then I didn't have to worry about organ, bone, meat ratios etc. I just picked up them at a local reptile show and he was in heaven.

I did about 5% of his current weight for the amount, though pretty much I just gave him as much as he wanted to eat.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:44 PM
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I know someone who raised an abandoned kitten and started him on raw right away, he was much younger than your guy, I do think she did whole prey though, not entirely sure. She's on a forum I'm on, I'll PM you the link in case posting such things is not allowed. It's the same as feeding adult cats but they just get more (guess how large he'll be as an adult and feed 2% of that weight) and they need smaller bones. Chicken ribs are great as are bones from cornish hens. I personally wouldn't grind unless you have a really hard time getting him to eat anything. If you are already feeding chicken to the dogs just give the kitten the ribs and give the rest of the chicken to the dog. Cats can eat any meat but some have trouble with beef (the regurgitate it), the only thing you need to remember is they need small bones, most adults can't handle anything bigger than a chicken wing or neck. Cornish hens are great though.

I know some people give raw fed dogs some veggies and other stuff, it's best not to do anything like that for cats. Just stick to the 80% meat, 10% bones, 5% liver, 5% other organ guidelines.

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