Or is he just being a little pig.

My boy Ritchi is five years old and we adopted him and his brother in February.

Ritchi is constanly begging for food. He is only eight pounds and very athletic. His brother on the other hand, well, not so much.

From 4:00 am until I get up and feed him he will beg for food by standing on my chest and crying and rubbing my face. It's very cute, mind you, but I'm trying to sleep

I get up and feed them and go back to bed. By the time I wake up at 6:30, the food is gone and he's begging for more. I don't feed them again until I get home from work twelve hours later and even then, I don't fill the bowl. I just fill it enough so he can't see the bottom and he thinks it's full!

Still, he begs for food.

Is Ritchi really THAT hungry or does he just like to eat? Am I starving the poor cat to death? I don't want him to get over weight and have to deal with that later in life. Been there. Done that. Didn't like it.

What do you think?

PS: I have no idea of his/their previous eating habbits prior to us adopting him/them.