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Unread 04-23-2009   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering if anyone could give me some advice in feeding my two sibling kittens in separate rooms. The reason I do this is because one of my kittens (Pancakes) eats very fast and tries to eat her sister's food since she (Waffles) eats slower.

So I've been taking Pancakes to another room to feed her while Waffles eats at the usual feeding spot. If I leave Pancakes alone, she starts chirping and Waffles stops eating to come over to Pancakes. If I leave Waffles alone, Pancakes eats fine, but Waffles still comes over to look for her sister.

Anyone happen to have any advice?
 
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I don't understand why Waffles will always try to find Pancakes ?
Have you tried this : give the same amount of food, but for the faster kitty (Pancakes), add some water, make it real wet, it will take more time for her to finish, and also giving more time for Waffles to eat more.... It's just what I've been doing this to Earl Blue, my fast eater.
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You can try to feed them in two separate rooms behind closed doors. That's what we did when our now gone Domino was on a diet.
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Hi and welcome to the forum,

Feeding time at my house is like reserved seating at a restaurant.

Two eat together
Three are separated in various parts of the kitchen
The last one eats on top of the refrigerator (long story).

DynahKathryn waits for everyone to finish, and then she goes around and cleans up the leftovers. So, she looks like a giant grey beach ball.

I don't think it's a problem to feed them separately. Maybe when they get a bit older, you can start moving them closer together and see how it works out.

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Thank you for all the advice! (For some reason, I was banned, but now I'm not!) :P

I don't understand why Waffles seeks out Pancakes when they eat either. *shrug*

I will try adding some water to Pancakes' dish tonight! Then I'll try separating the two in closed door rooms if that doesn't work. :P

Wow, on top of the refrigerator! Your cat can jump!
 
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In my first reply post, in my mind I had them eating in a separate closed door rooms, so this is what I do when I prepare the food in the kitchen. I used to keep Earl Blue out of site when the food is prepared for them. I'll always make sure that I let Princess Tiger eat first, then Lady Fergie the second (she's fast but won't bother eating other's meal), then I'll let Earl Blue out to eat his "wet" food the last. This time difference will cause the first two eat more before Earl Blue got out and finished his.

Whose cat can't jump ? My Princess Tiger is an excellent jumper ! She's the slowest and picky one that I spoon-fed on high places (she would wait for me there), so I have to climb on chairs to feed her..this has become our daily ritual game...hehehe..
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