Some background, my kitten Bear is the runt from a feral colony. He had to lay in a bowl of kibble to try to save some for himself, until the people who live nearby noticed and started giving him canned on his own. I took him in and was feeding him as much as he wanted, because he was quite underweight (I could feel his ribs and his backbone stuck out a lot) and had parasites. When he'd eat like he wanted, his belly would get huge throughout the day, but would be down by the next morning because he'd pooped and digested during the night. Now my vet says I should cut back a little bit, as he's starting to get round in the mid-section. I've been trying to reduce his food intake, but Bear screams and meowing when he sees the my other two cats get food (they're on a different schedule as they are adults and only get fed twice a day) and tries to steal their food. He rubs all over my legs and puts his front paws on me while I'm making their food, practically crawls into the fridge, and continually cries. Does this actually mean he's still hungry, or is it psychological because he used to have trouble getting food? If he is still hungry, do I ignore it to control his weight, or let him eat so he gets full? He eats Blue Wilderness kitten food and will be switched to Wellness CORE once this case of Blue is gone. I estimate that he's 4.5 months old (the people I got him from are not sure exactly when the feral momma had the kitties) and he is currently getting 7 oz of food per day (1 can in the morning, 2/3 can in the afternoon, and 2/3 in the evening). If you need any more info, just let me know. Thanks!