How Many Times Should You Feed A Kitten?

Feeding your kitten is not an exact science. If you want to learn more about how much and what type of food to feed your kitten, please read our guide on How Much Food Should I Feed My Kitten?

It’s best if you can watch your kittens eating in order to make sure they are actually eating the food (a hungry kitten will eat anything). The amount of food depends on their age, by 5 weeks old they should be able to eat 1-2 small meals per day. Usually this ends up being 4 times a day for 6-8 weeks then it drops down slightly with 2 or 3 evening feedings, but generally doesn’t get any smaller than that. Remember though that young kittens grow very quickly so there is no need worry too much at this stage! Older cats tend to take longer before they can put on weight so you may need some help getting them back into shape after each re-homing event. Some people choose to give out little treats during feeding time but personally I don’t think it is necessary as most kitties will do just fine without them! It really depends whether or not the cat has had enough of course, and also how busy the household members have been over the last 24 hours 😀 This article from Catster explains why feeding a baby cat less frequently may be better for its health: