Tiki Cat® Born Carnivore™

Chicken & Fish Luau

Rated 4.29 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

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Available in: 2.8 lb. bag | 5.6 lb. bag | 11.1 lb. bag

Cats are natural carnivores. Give them the meat they crave with this delicious dry kibble that’s bursting with protein from real, high-quality chicken and herring.

  • 46% protein, with real chicken as the first ingredient
  • Grain-free carbohydrate sources from whole peas and chickpeas
  • Complete and balanced for all life stages
  • No processed plant proteins, like corn gluten, for optimal digestibility
  • Gently baked to preserve nutrients and flavor
  • Nutrient-rich superfoods like ground whole flaxseed, pumpkin and salmon oil

Nutritional Facts

Deboned chicken, chicken meal, herring, salmon meal, herring meal, dried egg product, whole peas, tapioca flour, natural salmon flavor, brewer’s dried yeast, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), whole chickpeas, ground whole flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, tomato pomace, calcium sulfate, chicory extract, vitamin E supplement, taurine, pumpkin, salmon oil, iron sulfate, zinc sulfate, niacin supplement (vitamin B3), manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), calcium D-pantothenate, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid, sodium selenite, rosemary extract.

Crude Protein (min) 46%
Crude Fat (min) 20%
Crude Fiber (max) 3%
Moisture (max) 10%
Ash 9.9%

484 kcal/cup

Crude Protein (min) 46%
Crude Fat (min) 20%
Crude Fiber (max) 3%
Moisture (max) 10%
Ash 9.9%

484 kcal/cup

Varies based on age, activity level, and life stage.

Cat’s Weight Serving Size
4-7 Ibs. (1.8-3.2 kg) 1/4 – 1/2 c (38 – 64 g)
8-10 Ibs. (3.3-4.5 kg) 1/2 – 3/4 c (64 – 89 g)
11-15 Ibs. (4.6-6.8 kg) 3/4 – 1 c (89 – 127 g)
Over 15 Ibs. (over 6.8 kg) 1/8 c (15 g) for every 2 Ibs. of body weight

 

Feeding Adult Cats During Gestation and Lactation: Provide increasing amounts of food during the second half of gestation, up to twice as much as the normal intake. During lactation, provide as much as your cat will consume.

Feeding Kittens: Introduce dry food around the fifth week and provide as much food as kittens will consume from weaning until 12 months of age.

If feeding wet and dry food together, decrease the amount of Tiki Cat® Born Carnivore™ by approximately 1/8 cup for every small can (2.8 oz. or 3 oz.) can of Tiki Cat® wet food.

Varies based on age, activity level, and life stage.

Cat’s Weight Serving Size
4-7 Ibs. (1.8-3.2 kg) 1/4 – 1/2 c (38 – 64 g)
8-10 Ibs. (3.3-4.5 kg) 1/2 – 3/4 c (64 – 89 g)
11-15 Ibs. (4.6-6.8 kg) 3/4 – 1 c (89 – 127 g)
Over 15 Ibs. (over 6.8 kg) 1/8 c (15 g) for every 2 Ibs. of body weight

 

Feeding Adult Cats During Gestation and Lactation: Provide increasing amounts of food during the second half of gestation, up to twice as much as the normal intake. During lactation, provide as much as your cat will consume.

Feeding Kittens: Introduce dry food around the fifth week and provide as much food as kittens will consume from weaning until 12 months of age.

If feeding wet and dry food together, decrease the amount of Tiki Cat® Born Carnivore™ by approximately 1/8 cup for every small can (2.8 oz. or 3 oz.) can of Tiki Cat® wet food.

Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken & Fish Luau

REVIEWS

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4.29 out of 5 stars

7 reviews

  1. Whitney

    5 out of 5

    Whitney

    Our 2 new kittens (3 months) and our adult cat (10 years) love this food. It is convenient to not have to feed kitten food the kittens, and cat food the adult cat! Besides, our adult cat kept stealing the other brand of kitten food that they were leaving behind, and was gaining a lot of weight. We really believe that the ingredients in this food will keep everyone happy and healthy. We leave the drive food during the day since we are gone at work. We are supplementing the dry food with wet food – Tiki is right, changing up flavors and textures is a great way to keep our cats happy and to broaden their horizons! I’m so happy I took a leap of faith and purchased this food. Can’t wait for them to try the canned food tonight for dinner!

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  2. Question

    Megha Gokals

    How big is the cup measuring the food?

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      Hello! We are basing our measuring off a 1 cup measuring cup.

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  3. Question

    Justin Bailiff

    Hello, I have just started feeding my cat born carnivore chicken and fish luau. He really likes it and I like that your food looks to be much better than the typical kind you’d buy at stores. I just have one concern, this kind had almost 10% ash and I read for dry food that under 8% is recommended because of urinary issues. I have a male cat which I read are also more likely to get urinary issues than females. I noticed your born carnivore chicken version has only 2.3% ash so I”m thinking about switching to it. Would you think this is a better choice for a Male cat giving the ash percentage is quite a bit less than the chicken and fish luau?

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      Tiki Pets

      Hello! We recommend consulting in your vet about our foods before feeding them to your kitty! We are glad he loves our food, but since we are not your cats vet we would want you to make sure that your vet agrees to it! Feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any other questions!

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  4. Question

    Jason

    I showed the product information to my vet and they pointed out the calorie content is quite high. My cat is a 14.5 pound neutered male, 4 year indoor cat. He eats 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cup per day and he loves it. Can you offer any perspective on the calorie intake for cats? Surely not all calories are equal and I know this is a high protein, grain free food but I want to be careful not to overfeed him. I have seen varying estimates online. The vet said for his size about 300 calories but this food is 482 per cup, and he isn’t satisfied with less than 1 1/3 cup per day.

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      Tiki Pets

      Hello! The National Research Council recommends 70 kcal ME per kilogram of body weight, so it sounds like you are feeding the right amount. The amount to feed will vary based upon age, activity level, breed, size, and environment. Please use the feeding guidelines as an initial recommendation and adjust food amount as needed to maintain proper weight. As you and your vet know your cat best we recommend working with your vet for your cat’s specific dietary needs.

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  5. Abbey

    4 out of 5 Quality Grain-free Cat Food

    Abbey

    I searched high and low for the healthiest, low carbohydrate, semi-human grade cat food and I found it! I only have a few issues that I will discuss later. Starting with the ‘Taste’ category, I haven’t tried this food myself, but I’m sure my two cats would tell you that they find it much more appealing than their old food (Purina Indoor). In fact, my younger cat named Sunny picks through the mix of old (Purina) and new (Tiki) kibbles to eat the Tiki kibbles first. I also want to mention another sense: smell. The first time I opened the trial size of Tiki Cat Born Carnivore Chicken and Fish Lue, my Olfactory nerve was pleasantly awakened to a cat food that clearly had no grains- besides pea and was heavily populated with the kind of protein my cats need.

    Now, onto the next two categories ‘Value for Money,’ and ‘Presentation.’ I rated the value for money 4 stars rather than 5 because I believe that the largest size should be cheaper. But other than that, the overall ingredient quality and company reputation is worth the money in my opinion compared to other grain-free brands with more filler ingredients and/or less reputable but still pricier. As for presentation, the packaging is refreshing and draws the eye. The food- as seen in the first photograph (only the exposure is edited), looks appealing in general color.

    As for the negatives or rather what I disliked in this food. Starting with the most significant problem I had with this food, its density. What do I mean by density? Well, to put it plainly, the food seems to be too hard for my older cat Jazpurr. Jazz does not have confirmed dental issues, but he has always seemed to have had a hard time chewing his food. As seen in photograph 3, Jazpurr always leaves kibbles half eaten, but he has been doing it more with the new Tiki food than his old Purina food. He tends to dunk kibbles in water (photograph 4) as well, but unlike his old food, these kibbles don’t become softer once submerged in water; they stay the same. This could be seen as a good thing, proving the ingredient integrity, however, in my opinion it’s just gotten to be a larger mess than it was before. Since, the kibbles don’t soften, he doesn’t take them out of his water, so I have to change his water very often. Anyways, my other cat, Sunny does not have this problem, but it does concern me for further down the road in both of my cats’ lives. And maybe Tiki Cat should consider making a softer version of this food for elderly cats and cats with dental issues.

    The only other negative I would like to highlight for potential buyers are some of the ingredients in the food. Like I said before, this food is the best priced + most reputable brand for a grain free food, however, that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be some clear improvements. One of the ingredients that I am the most miffed by is the inclusion of whole peas and whole chickpeas. There is no verifiable research that pea protein is a valuable replacement protein for cats, there is research on it for dogs. Not cats, period. Until there is such evidence that peas are beneficial for a cat’s health do not include this as a filler or else I will low-grade scorn (not fully trust) your company. Adding on to that, other ingredients such as whole flaxseed, tomato pomace, chicory extract and rosemary extract are lesser evils, but they still have no research done on them for a cat’s benefit. Only research done for our canine friends. Dogs are a completely different species from cats, treat them this way. As many of you who have already done your research, pumpkin is the one fruit that was researched with cats to see the health benefits. However, there was one study and it was inconclusive whether it was beneficial or not. So, when a brand puts something like pumpkin in their food it just means its there as another filler to keep the cost down. The least on my list of worries is the chicken meal, salmon meal and herring meal only because they are labeled meals instead of just ‘animal meal.’ However, meals are still a filler and are not as healthy as just meat (example ingredient: herring).

    I hope this is helpful for any potential buyers,

    Abbey

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  6. Sara

    5 out of 5 Great!

    Sara

    I recently switched to tiki cat for my 4 cats because I wasn’t happy with the ingredient changes in another dry food. All the cats love this and I was surprised when my cats developed less hair balls/dry heaving. Even though I’m not 100% sure it’s the food, that’s the only thing I’ve changed recently. I’ll be sticking with this! Love the wet food too.

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  7. LyndaK.

    5 out of 5 One of the best dry foods for cats

    LyndaK.

    This product is wonderful. My cat loves it. If you check the cat food database online (do an online search and you’ll find it easily), you’ll see it is very highly rated and even one of the top selections. Kibble is just the right size. My cat loves the taste and gets excited when I go near the bag. She eats every last piece in her dish. The protein content is great and I love the fact there is no grain products. There is a review that someone wrote that says the kernels should be smaller, but I don’t know what that reviewer is talking about. The kibble is already small. That person must have a weird circumstance or might be mistaken. The kernels are small enough that I put them into the treat balls so she has to exercise to get her meal. Who knows what that reviewer is talking about, but this food is high quality and I’m glad TIKI Cat is working hard to make high quality foods for our “purrrfect” family members! Because the ingredients are real and there are no preservatives, be sure to adhere to the expiration date on the bag to make sure it’s fresh.

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  8. Question

    Kathleen Y Murray

    What temperature is this kibble extruded at?

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      Tiki Pets

      Hello! Our food is baked for 3.5 min at 605 degrees, then slowly dried for 20min at 230 degrees, then packed immediately.

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  9. Lauren

    5 out of 5

    Lauren

    I have 3 cats and their usually very picky when it comes to their dry food. They all LOVE this! Switched from Purina Cat Chow because my pet store stopped carrying it. Started some research and found out they were eating pretty much garbage and Tiki Cat is really towards the top among all the different brands of cat food. It’s a little smelly if you put your nose in it but otherwise can’t smell it. A little on the pricey side but well worth it. Overall 10/10.

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  10. Shelly shoemaker

    1 out of 5 Poor shape and size

    Shelly shoemaker

    The shape and size of this food is terrible..my cats cant and wont eat it..the ingredients are good but that is worthless if the cat cant chew it..needs to be more appealing..smaller bites..

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  11. Kayla Arrell

    5 out of 5 Cats Love It

    Kayla Arrell

    I used to feed my *obese* cats Blue Buffalo to get them more protein but they stopped eating it after awhile and didn’t see much change in weight. I switched to Tiki Cat about a year ago and they have lost almost 4 pounds! I alternate between wet and dry food (wet in the morning, dry in the evening) and they absolutely love it. They never get tired of it — and they seem to have more energy to climb and run around!

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  12. Question

    Cayleen Bonneville

    How many servings should I give in a day?

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      Hello! We recommend you give your cat the daily recommended feeding amount that we have listed on our Feeding Guidelines tab, which will be dependent on your cats weight, age, and activity level. The recommended amount will be the daily amount that your cat gets, so if you want to do 2 servings a day, you would divide that amount in half to reflect how much your cat would get per meal.

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