What kind of food should I feed my Maine Coon?
I quite regularly get asked all sort of questions concerning Maine Coon diets. As per usual I am going to try to stick to the basics. This article should give absolute novice Maine Coon owners a good grounding on diet advice. So to cut the the chase these are the absolute minimum requirements.
The key points.
- Cats should always have biscuits available throughout the day. The biscuits should have a high protein content without cereal. Most cats regulate the amount they eat.
- Cats should always have fresh water available to drink. Water should be changed once per day.
- You should feed your Maine Coon at least 100g of meat in the morning and 100g of meat in the evening.
- Drinking and feeding bowls should be changed regularly.
What goes into cat biscuits?
The very first thing you should be aware of is that your cat is a carnivore. They eat meat and meat derivatives as a large part of their diet… but not exclusively.
You will find that some cats like spaghetti, olives or perhaps some other food type. Like habitats cats also like to explore and sample many different tastes. Obviously you will find that they only ever ‘sample’ out of curiosity.
In nature a cat will make a kill. The cat will remove the fur of the rodent and then start to consume the torso, leaving the stomach, head and feet. Whilst eating their prey the cat will inadvertently consume small elements of grass, perhaps seeds that have fallen to the ground, and other small amounts of organic matter.
Most well composed cat food products will be composed of representational food stuffs.