How often does a kitten need to eat?


Quick Answer

A kitten needs to eat three times daily, at consistent times, using the feeding guidelines on the food label as a starting point. If a kitten gains or loses too much weight, the owner needs to adjust the portion sizes.

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Owners need to feed their kittens three times daily by splitting the daily portion into thirds and setting up consistent feeding times, such as morning, afternoon and evening. Canned, wet food should not be left out for more than 30 minutes. Dry food stays fresh longer, but leaving it out at all times may cause the kitten to overeat. To encourage exercise, owners should feed their kittens in a different place each time, letting the kitten hunt to find the food.

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