Product Type: Felix cat food
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Bruno's Dinner Time
Member Name: mwah_xx
Advantages: Easy to open, easy to store, not too expensive, trusted brand, Bruno loves it
Disadvantages: None so far - well maybe the squirting
As some of you may be aware we recently welcomed a new addition to our household, Bruno the kitten. As the weeks have gone on he has grown into a very lovable (if excitable) little chappie who now feels as though he is the boss of our house, and it is very adorable to see my manly other half on his hands and knees to cuddle the kitten, even if Bruno tends to steal my place on the couch!
Our original plan for Bruno was to wean him onto dried food, it smells less, its easier to do, and its cheaper - however our spoilt little kitty was already loving Felix kitten from his time with his mum, though we have given into his demands for wet food we are determined to make him less spoilt than his mother (called Tiny!) as we were informed not only did she only eat wet food, she only ate Fish flavoured wet food....go figure!
**How many pennies, how much you get and what flavours?**
As Bruno is a new addition, and we were still getting used to each other and to the food we think he should eat and what he thinks he should eat, we have stuck (so far) to what he knows with Felix kitten. We are buying the various flavours to make sure that he does eat a varied (!!) diet as I do not want to only ever feed one flavour to him, I figure as a human I'd hate to eat beans on toast for every meal so I should apply the same to Bruno!
In each pack you get 12 sachets of kitten food which comprise of 4 different flavours. The multipacks come in either Lamb, Chicken, Cod and Plaice flavours, or Poultry, Beef, Tuna and Trout. If you had asked me before whether you could tell the difference between tuna kitten food and chicken kitten food I'd have said no chance it all stinks, however on serving his lordship Bruno I have noticed a distinct either "meat" smell or "fish" smell. I still couldn't tell if I was serving gourmet trout or plaice mind you!
The pennies - the important bit - Felix is a premium brand kitten food, as such it does have the premium brand pricing, its not going to be as cheap as the Asda Smartprice brand, and I do wonder whether I am simply paying for the name (I am yet to be brave enough to change his food!) currently it costs £3 for 12 sachets at my local Asda, which is the same as the same amount of other premium food. I don't mind paying this as it is reasonable and provides a weeks worth of food for greedy Bruno (and I can't complain when our weekly food shop is nearer £50, hmmm maybe we should eat a diet of kitten food!)
**Feeding and how to store**
Reading up on owning kittens we learnt that you need to feed them little and often, so bravely following this advice we set about feeding Bruno 3-4 times a day (please note I say we, I mean me!) approx. ½ a sachet at a time. Reading the information on the back of the packaging it says that between 8-12 weeks (and Bruno is coming up to his 10 week birthday) you should be feeding a kitten between 1 and 4 sachets a day over 3-5 meals, following on 12 weeks plus it was 3-5 sachets. Currently we look at feeding up to 2 sachets a day, which seems to be OK with Bruno.
So feeding time - this varies, normally it is when I get up, when I'm in from work and before I go to bed, with the fourth meal either being if Bruno wakes us up at 5 in the morning by jumping all over us (which was my treat this morning) or late evening especially if he is showing an interest in what we are eating for our dinner.
Opening the sachets are easy, they are easy tear pouches and I don't tend to rip the whole top off, mainly because there are occasional squirting jelly moments which to be honest make my tummy turn! You cannot avoid the occasional splatter, but its easy to wash off and the smell doesn't linger on your skin (thankfully). Its easy to squeeze out of the sachet into Bruno's bowl, but tends to come out in a big lump so I mash it up with a fork to make it easier for little mouths to chew!
As we are only feeding half a sachet at a time we store the open sachets, in a Tupperware, in the fridge. The Tupperware so it doesn't taint the rest of the food in our fridge (not such a problem on a Friday!) and in the fridge due to the fact it is open. Before open it just sits in the cupboard in its original cardboard box!
**Why all meat/fish - random fact I found out whilst reading!**
Looking up about kitten care, the usual feeding routines, worming, de-fleaing I read an interesting fact that cats/kittens CANNOT have a meat free diet (though apparently dogs can) and if they did it would make them poorly - so that's a no to turning Bruno veggie (not that we are, but the idea of a veggie kitty brings images of cartoon cats pushing away fishbones to mind! And makes me giggle!)
Meow....I'm back to dooyoo! But this time to tell you about my dinner rather than my drinking habits!
I am a growing boy, and love to play, so spend most of my time playing, I climb the walls, the scratching post, investigate all the nooks and crannys about, so often I'm too busy to think about food in the daytime, so it always takes me by surprise when I smell the packet being opened, I have to rush like the wind to the kitchen and I often go so fast I bang into mums legs full pelt but at least that stops me! Its not enough to purr to tell her that I know what she's doing so I have to meow to tell her to hurry up, I'm only little now so my meow is tiny, but she does tell me it will get louder.
When she puts my bowl on the floor I'm often too excited to go to the right side to get the food and get confused and try to eat water, but that's just me being a crazy kitten! The food is yummy, I love all the flavours, but especially the tuna, its is nice sized chunks that are just right for my little kitten mouth and the jelly makes it nice and soft to eat. I have no problem chowing down on this. After I'm done I sometimes like to sit by the bin as Mum does stuff at the big thing with flames on in the hope I will get some more, I always have to wait though which is why I go back to play or get cuddles off dad!
As Bruno says, he loves Felix and at £3 for 12 I don't think this is a bad buy, it keeps him *ahem* regular, I've had no problem with runny cat poop (thankfully as the litter tray is my domain as well!). It doesn't smell any worse than any other cat food I've had the pleasure of smelling and I will keep going with this until I am either a) brave enough to try the cheaper varieties or b) (more likely!!) Bruno stops eating it - I'm going for kitten led feeding!!
Summary: Bruno's growing big and strong on Felix
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