Why does my cat want hand feeding his dry food?
by Marina Day
My Maine Coon kitten is 5 months old and has only been with me for 3 days. I was very worried on the first day as he ate next to nothing. Then on the second day I watched him approach his food dish and saw that he had trouble picking the dry food up and so gave up.
So I started putting the small crunchy dry food biscuits into his mouth and within seconds he was purring away, frantically tapping my hand for more and was ravenously hungry.
If one falls on the floor he will attempt to pick it up but can't always manage it. As I have wooden floors I thought it was too slippery for him and put his bowl on a special non-slip tray and he did find that much easier, but he still doesn't do very well eating out of the special whisker friendly dish.
He's a beautiful, gentle neutered male and I will do anything to make him happy but was just wondering if I am making a rod for my own back and if he will grow out of wanting to be fed this way or simply find it easier with his eating as he gets older?