In this short article we answer the question “how often to feed a Bengal kitten”.
Looking after kittens can be quite a bit of work – but here at Authentic Bengal Cats we are committed to making the Bengal cat ownership experience and process as easy and as hassle-free as possible.
Knowing how often you should feed your Bengal kitten is one of those essential questions you need to get right.
It’s a ‘Goldilocks’ question – you need to feed your Bengal not too much and not too little … it needs to be “just right”
Let’s dive straight into finding out how often you should be feeding your Bengal kitten, so that you can do everything possible to ensure your kitten grows up big and strong!
Bengal Kittens Need LOTS Of Food
For starters, it’s important to remember that your Bengal kitten is going to be growing fast and therefore will need a lot of food.
According to Pet WebMD, kittens may need three times the energy intake of adult cats (in order to fuel their rapid growth and high levels of activity).
If you’ve ever owned any cat before from when he/she was a kitten, then you’ll probably be familiar with just how much kittens need to eat.
It’s also important to feed your Bengal kitten a mixture of wet and dry food. Wet food contains a high water content, which reduces the risk of dehydration. Dry food is good for your Bengal’s teeth, and you’ll probably want to get your kitten accustomed to eating dry food (unless you plan on permanently feeding wet food).
So How Often Should You Feed Your Bengal Kitten?
Now that we’ve determined your Bengal kitten is going to need to eat a lot (and that it’s best to feed a combination of wet and fry food) it’s time to look at how frequently your kitten will need feeding.
The good news is that you can be very generous with the frequency of feeding, as kittens are really ‘snackers’ at heart and quite like having the ability to go and eat when they please.
From our research and looking at what multiple experts recommend, it seems that feeding your Bengal kitten approximately four times per day is the best option.
However, if your kitten seems to want to eat more food than that, then you can feel free to give them more (some resources we found suggested basically giving your kitten unlimited food). Basically, this is just about giving your kitten enough food that they can eat when they want to.
Consult The Packaging
One other thing you should do is consult the packaging for the food you have selected for your Bengal kitten (make sure you read our guide to the best food for Bengal cats and kittens here).
You will find that there should be feeding instructions on the packaging, so don’t neglect to check that out as well.
Some food brands base their recommendation on age, others on weight so you need to check into this as well.
We hope this article has helped you to understand how often to feed a Bengal kitten.
Remember that kittens need lots of feeding as they are highly energetic and active and grow fast.
As such, it’s probably better to err on the side of feeding too much as opposed to feeding too little – your kitten is going to need lots of energy to grow up healthy and strong!
Finally, if you are really concerned about how much and how frequently you should feed your Bengal kitten, then you might want to consider consulting your vet as well.