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Is Your CH Cat A Voracious Eater?

January 5, 2013

A few weeks back, Jona asked a great question on Facebook: Do our CH cats have voracious appetites?

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She said she was wondering because her CH kitten, Cello, can eat a great deal of food and always wants more. Others chimed in and soon at least seven other CH cat parents had shared that their CH cats also have voracious appetites.

Here’s what a few of them shared:

Linda Green: yup mine sure does! burns alotta calories to work so hard at trying to get from point A to point B…not to mention doing just about anything! kittens are growing at a rapid pace too…

Tam Mapes: our up eats a lot. she slowed down a little after spaying but has increased again since she got her companion kitten.

Patty LaQuay: They told me at BF it’s because she uses so much energy to get herself around & she plays a lot, plus she’s still a growing girl.

Tina Rempel: Elf needs a lot of energy to get around, it does seem he eats more than my other cat while staying a nice healthy lean weight.

Michelle Micklewright Canzano: Oliver eats a lot. Because of his tremors and his extra effort to get around I think he burns it up quickly.

Deb Martin: Mine eats more then me! I think because a lot of energy is used flipping around. She is all muscle.

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Georgia A Moshier: Pippin is a little piggy and he’s quite possessive of his food. One morning he carried a whole chunk of canned food to the living room, far away from his brothers and sister. Oh, and if he wants more he lets me know by holding his paw straight out and banging on the dish! He cracks me up.

Jona Jacobson: I figured it’s the calorie burn from all the shaking! And, of course, the ever-enthusiastic litter shoveling! Sometimes up to 20-minutes of intense cardio… I should be so dedicated! LOL

Granted part of their voracious appetites may be due to the fact that they’re growing kittens, but it also makes sense to me that they burn more calories than a “normal” cat since they work so much harder at getting around.

Do you think your cat has a voracious appetite? Please share in the comments! 

5 Comments leave one →
  1. nionvox permalink
    January 5, 2013 10:49 pm

    I’ve had cattle dogs that eat less than Chairman does. It’s definitely them burning off more. He eats more on his more clumsy days.

  2. Martha Vitez permalink
    January 6, 2013 12:54 pm

    Martha is the only CH cat – and yes, she eats more than her siblings 🙂

  3. Mel permalink
    February 2, 2013 12:17 pm

    Mine definitely does – and acts like has has not eaten for days when he first starts – voracious is the perfect word description.

    I have learned high protein (like roasted chicken or turkey, salmon, etc.) helps, or rather, satiates him more. And he LOVES it – especially cold, straight from the fridge (thankfully, as don’t have to worry about heating it up each and every time he is “starving”). As he is very muscular (read that many noted their ch kitties were all muscle as well), we figure the higher protein really helps.

    Our Otto is about 1.5 years old. While he always has a pretty good appetite, I do know it increases immensely just before a growth spurt. As a kitten – he wanted to eat a LOT. We would get used to his “normal” appetite, and then he would want more – swear withing a few days he would just grow a few inches over night. Quite amazing. And then is appetite would decrease back to normal (at least we think it did).

    • February 6, 2013 8:17 am

      Thanks for sharing about Otto! Does he have CH? I’d love to hear more about him 🙂

  4. Margo Baldrige permalink
    April 17, 2015 4:22 pm

    My coaster CH kitty eats like a pig. Definitely eats more than her 3 non-CH siblings do.I hadn’t made the connection. about her burning off more calories by flipping & flopping to get around. And why do CH kitties go crazy in litter box tossing litter everywhere? Very odd.

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