Taking Your Kitten Home:
3-4 meals per day: 1-2 meat, 1 tinned, 1 dry.
Leave dry food out all the time, for ad-lib feeding
Breakfast/dinner, it doesn't matter in which order you give the tinned or meat meal. 1 for breakfast, the other for dinner.
DO NOT use pet meat from supermarkets - it has harmful preservatives etc in it. Human grade meat only when buying from a supermarket.
Big Dog, Leaps'N'Bounds or Proudi brands, from Petstock or Petbarn: rabbit, kangaroo, turkey etc. Don't add vitamin supplement to this - it's already a complete, balanced meal.
Raw Beef: Cheapest quality (ie 3-star/highest fat content) mince beef, human grade. Kittens need more fat in their diet than adults do. For adults, change to a low-fat mince. Add a Pet Vitamin/Mineral Supplement according to brand dosage. I recommend Raw Meow Mix.
Raw or Cooked chicken
To make 1kg of food:
100g Chicken hearts (for the Taurine). You can use lamb heart if you can't source chicken hearts
1 whole egg
Pet Vitamin/Mineral Supplement (Raw Meow Mix recommended).
Kittens - For kittens, you want a higher fat content. Use 3-star minced beef, or skin-on chicken.
Adults - For adults, you want a lower fat content. Use leaner beef, skin-off chicken, kangaroo,
venison, rabbit etc.
Coles brand Seafood Cocktail. (Not Tuna, Seafood Cocktail only).
Ziwipeak tinned food
Human-grade Sardines, Mackeral, or Salmon in Springwater. NO TUNA - it's far too high in mercury content.
Option 1: Royal Canin Babycat until ~4 months old. At ~4 months, change to Royal Canin Kitten.
Feed Kitten food until 12 mths old, then change to Adult.
Option 2: Ziwipeak Air-dried meat
Adult: Royal Canin Indoor for Tonkinese, or Royal Canin Maine Coon for Coons, or Ziwipeak Air-dried meat.
A saucer a day of Liddells or Zymil Lactose Free milk to boost calcium intake. Available in long-life section of supermarket. Alternatively you can use Di-vetelact animal formula.
They're using & love the Gigwi Melody Bird from Amazon. You'll also need a cat tree, mice, balls, wands etc.
Tonkinese: A slicker brush and a bristle brush. Brush once a week; daily during moulting.
Maine Coon: A slicker brush, a bristle brush, a wide-tooth comb and a narrow-tooth comb.
Give a light brush/comb daily, and a thorough brush/comb weekly. Pay special attention to front
armpits, groin & behind back legs, and tail, since these are the areas that tend to mat.
It's a good idea to also give a bath once per week or fortnight, so your MC is used to bathing when
it NEEDS a bath. Your kitten will already have been bathed once or twice before leaving home,
and MCs do love water!
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