Hi Bumblebee! I'm a professional Librarian AND a cat lover, so your question caught my eye. I did some searching on the web, and found a good article from a company called "Pawprints and Purrs" about caring for kittens.
About food, this article says that either dry or canned food is fine for kittens, as long as it is specially made for kittens--not just regular catfood. It also mentions buying good quality name-brand food--maybe you've heard that there have been problems with the safety of pet food made in China. You should stick with kitten chow from the grocery store, a pet store, or even better, your vet.
From this article, it doesn't seem like canned food is better than dry or vice versa, but it does give two advantages of dry food--it's less expensive and it doesn't go bad as quickly as wet canned food. And it sounds like your kittens have decided that they like it better, too!
From my personal experience, I prefer feeding all my cats dry food instead of canned, because it keeps their teeth cleaner and their breath better smelling!
Good luck with your kittens! BTW, your local library should have some books about taking care of cats--even teaching them tricks!
· 1 decade ago