Saturday, December 6, 2014

So is this how we now have to feed the kittens?



Lena is still pretty food possessive when it comes to being fed wet food. Lori just sits there and watches her eat until Lena walks away. The downside of this method is that when Lena figures out Lori is eating, she will walk over and want to eat some more. On one hand this is good because Lena needs to put on a little weight; on the other I do not like to encourage good aggression on any level, kittens need to share.

I originally tried two bowls, but no matter which bowl Lori ate out of Lena needed to eat out of that bowl, and it did not matter that the food was the exact same stuff (out of the same can). I tried moving one bowl further away from the other, it didn't help. I tried holding Lena back but Lori knew the score and waited for Lena to come and eat.

Apparently across the room and on a completely different level was the key. I hope I don't have to keep doing this.. Lori REALLY needs some self confidence.. she is severely lacking in that department. I am doing what I can but it seems she is perfectly okay with being the wallflower.

8 comments:

  1. Uh-oh, it sounds like Lori is growing up to be like Boodie - beautiful but definitely the beta cat and sometimes picked on.

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  2. Sheesh....oh well, calories count at this point

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  3. give it time maybe things will settle,xx Rachel

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  4. Have a great weekend!

    Noodle and crew

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  5. At least there's only two! Here it's a circus at feeding time...

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  6. Hope Lori learns to be a little more assertive.

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  7. We sure hope things sort themselves out. Our Gracie always starts out eating what's in her dish. Halfway through, she will go over to Zoe and nudge her way into THAT dish. Not really aggression, per se, but Gracie definitely gets more of the wet food than Zoe. Fortunately, Zoe likes the dry more than Gracie, so it kind of evens out.

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  8. We each have our own distinctive personalities, and some of us are just not as social as others. We will say some prayers that Lori does come out of her shell. Ho, ho, ho, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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