i just leave food out all the time and they don't bug me. plus, when i lived at home, i kept my bedroom door closed at night and lilly wasn't allowed in ANY of the bedrooms or the office and she knew it. even if you picked her up and brought her into one of the bedrooms, she would wriggle away from you and run out the door back into the living room. we have one of those dry food dispensers, where you fill a big resivoir and it falls into a bowl at the bottom, and as she eats, more falls down. i only have to fill it like once a week and she's happy. and since she absolutely refuses to eat canned food or table scraps, even though we offer it, i don't have to worry about that.