Did you know that sharing a common feeding area is very stressful for cats? A common feeding area causes anxiety and even fights between your cats! Cats are solitary hunters. It is their nature to hunt and eat alone.
Cat care tip - to make all of your cats happy, provide 5 Doc & Phoebe's Feeders (mice) per cat. Now each of your cats can fulfill its natural hunting instincts and eat 5 healthy, small portions a day.
Common Concerns in the Multi-cat Household
What if not all cats transition at the same pace? Each cat learns at a separate pace. Continue using the Doc & Phoebe's Trainer until each cat is completely comfortable with it. Usually, the quick learners will demonstrate the technique to the slow adopters. However, some cats require solitude to learn. Simply isolate the slow learner in a private location with his/her own feeder (Don’t forget the treats!).
What if one cat gets more than his/her fair share? Multicat households thrive with Doc & Phoebe's feeders. However, in some households, a few speedy hunters will get more than their fair share. In this case, the simple solution is to isolate the cats for individual time with their feeders. Remember, this is the preferred method of eating for cats. Cats want to hunt and eat alone. You are providing for all of their natural needs.
What if my cats are on different diets? Again, the simple solution is to isolate the cats for hunting time with their own feeders. Remember, this is the preferred method of eating for cats. Cats want to hunt and eat alone. You are providing for all of their natural needs. Happy Hunting!