John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: June 12, 2024

Tiki Cat Baby (Wet) Review

Updated: June 12, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Tiki Cat Baby wet food has been formulated for kittens from 4+ weeks old. The product range is made up of nine recipes which each receive the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars

This range of canned food lists the first ingredient as animal meat and it is rich in fat and moisture and high in protein.

  • High in protein
  • Contains animal protein
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Rich in fat and moisture
  • Added vitamins and minerals
  • Contains vegetable fat
  • Limited range
  • Not complete and balanced to AAFCO nutrient profiles

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating. The AAFCO rating is not included on the company website: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Tiki Cat Whole Foods with Chicken & Egg Recipe 5 U
Tiki Cat Whole Foods Chicken, Duck & Duck Liver Recipe 5 U
Tiki Cat Whole Foods with Chicken & Salmon Recipe 5 U
Tiki Cat Whole Foods Chicken, Tuna, & Chicken Liver Recipe 5 U
Tiki Cat Mousse & Shreds Chicken, Duck & Duck Liver Recipe 5 U
Tiki Cat Mousse & Shreds with Chicken, Salmon & Chicken Liver Recipe 5 U
Tiki Cat Mousse & Shreds Chicken, Tuna & Chicken Liver Recipe 5 U
Tiki Cat Mousse with Salmon & Chicken 5 U
Tiki Cat Mousse with Chicken & Chicken Liver 5 U

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Tiki Cat Baby Whole Foods with Chicken & Egg Recipe was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Tiki Cat Baby Whole Foods with Chicken & Egg Recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken, chicken broth, sunflower seed oil, chicken liver, egg, dicalcium phosphate, calcium lactate, potassium chloride, inulin, taurine, salmon oil, choline chloride, salt, magnesium sulfate, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin E supplement, sodium selenite, niacin (vitamin B3), zinc oxide, vitamin a supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, copper amino acid chelate, manganous oxide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), folic acid, potassium iodide, vitamin D3 supplement.

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”. 1

Chicken is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life. 

The second ingredient is chicken broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, they are a common component in many wet products.

The third ingredient is sunflower seed oil. Sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils. 

Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking. There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.

The fourth ingredient is chicken liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The fifth ingredient is egg. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The sixth ingredient is dicalcium phosphate, likely used here as a dietary calcium supplement.

The seventh ingredient is calcium lactate, a calcium additive made by the action of lactic acid and calcium carbonate. The ingredient is most likely used here as a calcium supplement prized for its notably high bio-availability. 

The eighth ingredient is potassium chloride, a nutritional supplement sometimes used as a replacement for the sodium found in table salt.

From here the list goes on to include a number of other items. But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of the product.

However, this recipe contains chelated minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better cat foods.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Tiki Cat Baby Whole Foods with Chicken & Egg Recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 62.5%, a fat level of 25% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 4.5%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 62.1% and an above-average fat level of 23.3%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 6.5% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 38%.

This means this Tiki Cat Baby kitten food contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food is formulated in a broth to make it easy for kittens to consume.  It is high in protein which is derived from good sources of meat, or animal sources.

The CatFoodAdvisor recommends this food.

Has Tiki Cat Baby cat food been recalled in the past?

No.  Tiki Cat has not had any product recalls. 

You can view a complete list of all cat food recalls since 2021 here.

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Tiki Cat was founded in 2005 by husband and wife, Christine and Robert Hackett. 

Christine had previously worked in research and development for PetCo and during that time decided that the pet food market needed a new kind of diet, food that is more species-appropriate, fewer grains and carbohydrates. 

Christine is also a big fan of Polynesian culture which explains the tiki-style branding.


1: [1. Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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