What Food You Should Serve To The Oriental Bicolor.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Cats, Oriental Bicolor, Pets | 0 comments

What to feed the Oriental BicolorOriental Bicolors are natural predators. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide how to feed your new Oriental Bicolor. That might be the reason the Oriental Bicolor seems like a picky eater. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you can have a difficult time getting your Oriental Bicolor to eat.

What do Oriental Bicolors eat?

You must never forget that Oriental Bicolors share recent ancestry with the biggest of cats — cheetahs, lions and tigers — so take that to heart as you’re feeding your Oriental Bicolor. Never will you witness an adult tiger on Animal Planet eating an apple, chewing grass, or drinking milk in his natural habitat. You also would never see a cheetah cub in the wild drinking milk from a cow, or any other animal. As ludicrous as these examples seem, that’s exactly what many owners feed their Oriental Bicolors. So you shouldn’t expect your Oriental Bicolor at home to be pleased when that’s what you try to give to him. Oriental Bicolors don’t eat the same way humans and dogs do. As it pertains to nutrition, they rarely deviate, and as an owner you must realize that. Compared to how some other mammals eat, Oriental Bicolors need to eat a lot of meat for fat and protein. If we ate like Oriental Bicolors, we’d have serious health issues at a young age. They are not at all the same as people and they are not like miniature dogs. Often you’ll find owners who feed their Oriental Bicolors the same way they feed themselves and the dog, although the Oriental Bicolors diet is much more specific. As a matter of fact, dog food can be deadly to Oriental Bicolors over time because it fails to meet their dietary requirements and it’s usually overloaded with too many carbs, which Oriental Bicolors can’t process well. Often, when you see an oversized domestic Oriental Bicolor it’s because he was forced to eat a diet heavy in carbohydrates. Too many carbs over an extended period also puts them at risk of diabetes. The long and short of it is that Oriental Bicolors must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

how to take care of the young Oriental Bicolor

Satisfying Your Oriental Bicolor’s Palate

Make certain any food you purchase for your Oriental Bicolor satisifies the requirements set by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Meeting those standards guarantees that your Oriental Bicolor is getting the correct nutrition. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “natural”, ” gourmet”, ” super-premium”, and “premium”, as there is no standard that defines them. Always feel free to ask the doctor which food she recommends. Once you have picked the optimum food, it’s now time to let your Oriental Bicolor make the final say so. If your Oriental Bicolor enjoys the food and doesn’t exhibit any digestive issues (such as flatulence) later, you’ve made a great choice. In contrast, if the Oriental Bicolor doesn’t like the food, you need to be ready to give options. If your Oriental Bicolor doesn’t like the food you have given him, a harmful hunger strike is possilbe. If she decides to stop eating, your Oriental Bicolor runs a high risk of liver failure and death. Don’t switch foods abruptly, either. Make sure you replace the old food gradually in small amounts over a week. This makes it easier for your Oriental Bicolor to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Oriental Bicolor Feeding Time, Snacks, and Portion Size

Just how much food will your Oriental Bicolor need? The answer might surprise you. For example, is your Oriental Bicolor a house cat or a yard cat or both? Has your Oriental Bicolor been neutered or spayed? Both of these answers are of utmost importance in establishing your Oriental Bicolor’s nutritional requirements. The solution is to get more information from the vet, who will help you define your Oriental Bicolor’s ideal weight and daily calorie requirement. Take initiative about asking your doctor about your Oriental Bicolor’s weight and food. Once you find out how much food your Oriental Bicolor needs, don’t deviate. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Oriental Bicolor will get used to it and settle at his healthy weight. It’s difficult to help an obese Oriental Bicolor lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at its proper size. Once you’ve gotten this info from the doctor, it’s time to schedule your Oriental Bicolor’s meals. Oriental Bicolors like to eat all throughout the day, so it’s just best to leave food out for them where it’s accessible all the time. You can leave out half in the am before leaving for work and the other half in the evening. Don’t go overboard with snacks, either. The more treats they get, the more they will stray from their core nutrition.

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