Hello all First post to this site written in desperation for some advice. Adopted a kitten a few months ago who is now 9 months old. He's absolutely fantastic and have had no problems at all except for one pee on the bed incident when he couldn't get into his box. He's so affectionate and snuggly and accepting of change when he needs to spend the weekend at a friend's if I'm away etc. I used to have no problem at all with feeding him. He would be fed when I woke up (usually about 8am) and be no problems and would never forcibly wake me up. He would then be vocal for his dinner about 5pm which I would give him. He gets 2 sachets of wet food a day. However, I have a new partner who has started staying over more frequently who gets up for work at 6am. I believe this shift in routine to an earlier time has caused him to start waking earlier. He now jumps on my bed and comes up to my face and then bats my cheeks. If I ignore him then he will do this with his claws out as he knows it gets a reaction of pain out of me. Several times he has drawn blood from me. He then scratches my bed base as, again, he knows I will sit up and make a noise at him to stop that. This has started happening earlier and earlier every day - today it was 4.50am. I could probably live with ignoring him except my partner is becoming sleep deprived from this bad behaviour and its creating a relationship strain. I live in a relatively large studio flat unfortunately, so there is no way of shutting him out of my bedroom (he sleeps on a mezannine level above my bed-space). The only place that is closed off is a small entrance hallway attached to the bathroom but I feel this is too small a space to be acceptable to shut him in over night. Has anyone had any luck with automatic feeders? What shall I do to curb this behaviour as I was in tears this morning of frustration. I am trying to be patient and I hope that this is trainable behaviour.