The amount of food a kitten should be fed depends on factors such as weight and age. Kittens require a substantial amount of food throughout the day. Generally, the best way to ensure that a kitten gets enough food is by keeping a bowl of dry food out and accessible.

Kittens also need wet food in addition to dry food. Typically, a few teaspoons of wet food twice a day is enough for a kitten. Kittens that are too thin may need more wet food. Free-fed kittens should be monitored to ensure that they do not gain too much weight from overeating. If free-feeding causes too much weight gain, decrease the amount of food the kitten eats or portion out the daily recommended amount into three meals.