cats in Strawbell Pedigree Cats's care range from new born
Savannah Kittens, Savannah
cats, Bengal cats and kittens and Burmese Cats. Some of our
are now 24 years of age.
Yes! That is correct; we have two cats that are still with
us at the age of 23 and 34 years old and still thriving.
We believe the key to their old age is a good diet, plenty
of fresh water, fresh air, exercise and good companion when
they need it.
Our Cats are provided with their own feeding bowls. Why?
Imagine sharing delicious meals on a single dinner plate with
friends or family - you might miss out on the best part of your
meal trying to retain or retrieve it from others and meal times
could end up in constant disputes!! Having said that, our
kittens pictured above and below, almost always end up eating
from the same plate having preferred to share with each other
including the parrot!!!!
As they grow older, they usually prefer their own dishes.
We seriously recommend that you maintain your Bengal Kitten
or Savannah kitten's previous feeding habits and closely
follow the feeding directions given to you by the individual
that provided your cat and or your Vet.
Avoid giving all kittens commercial adult cat food, it will
not be nourishing enough for them. Bengal Cats and Savannah
Cats and Kittens do need a proper high balance of protein,
vitamins and minerals in their diet, especially Calcium.
As a treat sometimes, we like to cook for our cats along
with alternating it with some well researched commercial
high protein cat foods. When we do select and provide them
with a commercial food, we look very carefully at the cat
food labels and select foods with at least a minimum of 70
percent protein with good fat content of again at least 21
percent. Cat food should also contain over six percent of
minerals, 2 percent vitamins and about 2 percent fibre.
Please bear in mind that some varieties of dried and or wet
foods may be too rich to be the sole diet for some
individual Bengal kittens or Savannah kittens and may lead
to upset stomachs. Always seek advice from your Vet if you
are in any doubt of your kitten's feeding habits or health.
Our preference is a high quality protein diet for all our
cats. We prefer foods that do not contain any additives,
preservatives or chemicals usually found in some over
processed commercial foods.
If your cats eat small amounts at a time this is perfectly
normal. Bengal Cats and Savannah Cats are also routine
creatures which gives us the opportunity to train them while
they are young. Aim to feed them in the same place at the
same time each day and avoid feeding bits and pieces from
the dinner table which could unsettle their feeding
Water is a significant healthy requirement for everyone
including animals and we ensure they are given fresh water
at least three times a day. All feeding bowls must be kept
as far away from litter trays as possible.
Feed them in the same place at the same time each day
Avoid feeding your cats food from your own dinner plate
which could contain added salt and other undesirable
ingredients that would upset your cat's stomach.
Avoid giving your cats dairy products it will upset their
stomachs and they cannot digest it.
Remember, feeding your cats outside of the routine in which
you have already established for them and from your plate could
confuse them and at times most cats will flatly refuse to eat at
their scheduled meal time.
Try to avoid doing this at all cost.
We found the following works.
Some varieties of commercial wet and dry foods we previously
offered our cats went uneaten and it is because of this we
decided to try cooking for our cats sometimes as a treat.
This simple recipe delivers a clean dish
after every meal and will be sufficient for two cats or four
Put two raw chicken legs or one large
chicken breast in a pan with one cup of boiled water.
Add two tablespoons of raw rice (we use
long grain rice). Do not add any salt whatsoever.
Add a hand full of chicken livers
(remove any green showing on the livers).
Bring to the boil; cool and cut up the
chicken and mix thoroughly with the rice. Do
not add any salt whatsoever to this mixture.
If you do not have chicken liver, add a
pinch of Taurine when the chicken is cooked and cooled for good calcium content, add some liquid calcium or
Cats do need Taurine which can be found in raw
chicken, chicken livers and natural live food cats would
catch and eat in their natural habitat. Occasionally,
add a teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil stirred into the
mixture to condition your cats' coat. This is by no
means a continuous stable diet for your cats and kittens -
it is only as a treat. Always seek specific advice on
feeding your cats from your Vets.
them eat it all up.
We hope your cats enjoy this meal as much as ours do.
You will soon get to know exactly what your cats and kittens
Always avoid giving them salty foods and, we know we are
repeating this, do constantly provide your cat with a clean
fresh bowl of water.
ry to change the
water at least three times a day.