What Do Pixie-Bobs Eat?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Cats, Pets, Pixie-Bob | 0 comments

What to feed the Pixie-bobPixie-bobs love meat. Always remember that when deciding what foods to feed your new Pixie-bob. If you deviate from this, your Pixie-bob may reject your food offerings. You will have a difficult time getting your new Pixie-bob to eat if you’re giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc.

What food you should serve to the Pixie-bob.

You must always keep in mind Pixie-bobs share recent ancestry with the largest of cats — cheetahs, lions and tigers — so take that to heart when feeding your Pixie-bob. Never will you witness a full grown cheetah on National Geographic eating an apple, chewing grass, or drinking milk in his natural habitat. You also would never observe a leopard cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal. As outrageous as these examples appear, that’s exactly how many people feed their Pixie-bobs. So you shouldn’t expect your Pixie-bob at home to be pleased if that’s what you try to give force her to eat. Pixie-bobs are not like us and unlike dogs. As it relates to nutrition, they rarely mix it up, and owners must be aware of this. Pixie-bobs eat almost entirely fats and proteins as opposed to omnivores like humans who also eat vegetables and fruits. If we ate like Pixie-bobs, we’d develop serious health issues at a young age. They are not at all like humans and they are not like miniature dogs. It’s not uncommon for owners to treat their Pixie-bobs like they treat their dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and stay healthy. As a matter of fact, dog food can be fatal to Pixie-bobs over time because it fails to meet their nutritional requirements and it’s usually too high in carbohydrates, which Pixie-bobs can’t digest well. Many times, when you see an oversized domestic Pixie-bob it’s because he was forced to eat a diet high in carbohydrates. Too many carbs over an extended period also puts them at risk of diabetes. The Pixie-bob’s system is not designed for carbohydrates. They are to be avoided.

tips for taking care of young Pixie-bobs

Delighting Your Pixie-bob’s Appetite

Make certain any food you buy for the Pixie-bob meets the guidelines outlined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). That guarantees that the food meets at least the bare minimum dietary requirements of your Pixie-bob. It’s best to just ignore terms such as “gourmet”, ” natural”, ” premium”, and “super-premium” which have no set definition. Ask your vet what type of food (wet or dry) is best for your Pixie-bob. Once you’ve selected the optimum food, it’s time to let your Pixie-bob decide. If the Pixie-bob eats it with no problems and seems to relish it, it is a fine food for him. If the Pixie-bob doesn’t seem to enjoy it, on the other hand, you should go back to square one. Pixie-bobs would sometimes prefer to go on hunger strikes as opposed to eat some food they don’t like, and such strikes are truly dangerous. If she ever decides to stop eating, your Pixie-bob runs a high risk of liver failure and death. If you ever need to switch foods, bring in the new food a little bit at a time, in small quantities over a week. This makes it easier for your Pixie-bob to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Portion Size, Feeding Time, and Snacks for Pixie-bobs

Just how much food will the Pixie-bob need? The answer may surprise you. For instance, is the Pixie-bob an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Pixie-bob been neutered or spayed? Both of these answers are of utmost importance in determining your Pixie-bob’s nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to consult your Pixie-bob’s doctor, who will set your Pixie-bobs ideal weight and daily nutritional requirements. Be proactive about asking your doctor about your Pixie-bob’s food and weight. Once you figure out how much food your Pixie-bob needs, don’t deviate. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Pixie-bob at her ideal weight. For Pixie-bobs, it’s hard to lose extra weight once they get fat. Once you’ve gotten this info from his doctor, it’s time to schedule your Pixie-bob’s meals. Pixie-bobs like to eat all throughout the day, so it’s just best to leave meals out for them where it’s accessible all the time. You can put out half in the am before leaving for work and the other half in the evening. Though you may enjoy giving your Pixie-bob treats, do so infrequently. The more snacks they eat, the less room they’ll have for their real dietary requirements.

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