Sorry this is a long one .. Hello PF I was looking to see if someone could give share any tips or advice they may think I have missed on a "problem" I have with my youngest. Vinnie is a 1yr old Oriental, hes typical to the breed loves people, vocal and very very clever. In the past month his behavior towards food is getting quite .. extreme. Hes a very muscular and heavy boy weighs around 5kg. Abit of background info regarding his food.. He was free fed wet and I also left him dry down as a kitten incase he was hungry when I was not around. He stopped eating dry food of his own accord about 6/7 months old? (Dream cat right?!). He was neutered at 7/8 months old. At 10 months old after he was well and truly into neutered lifestyle his waist started to expand, and FAST, he was loosing his grace, elegance and muscley tone and was becoming rather portly. I stopped free feeding him at 10 months old and he went onto the same as all my adults 3 set meals a day that work around my working hours at the cattery. It was absolutely fine for a month but its all started to derail since then. He is currently on wet, at this moment in time Animonda Carny adult to be exact as I have stacks of it, I have been feeding him the recommended amount for a 5kg cat, according to Animondas charts (i dont have a can in front of me so just going on zooplus's chart please correct me if wrong) he would need about 200grams of wet a day? Whatever it says on the tin for his weight is what he gets. Plus at night for overnight he does get some dry no more than 20grams maybe I've never weighed it its a very small scoop and he gets half of one, it was basically just to stop him from pestering me over night. The behaviors he is displaying since being on a controlled amount of food is as follows: It started with shredding packets of wet food or treats if I foolishly left them out, which fair enough my other oriental would do that. It progressed onto shredding packs of wet, treats or dry no matter where they were kept. He can now open any drawer that food is kept in, baring in mind these drawers are HEAVY they are full of 400g tins of food plus everything else. My other cats don't eat animonda so they have pouch stuff hence where hes getting pouches from. It doesn't stop there though he will grab a tin of animonda out and scratch straight through the label and will have a jolly good go at the tin itself until he gives up. Human food is now in his mind also his, if I eat there is a paw constantly trying to get on my plate or fork, he seems to believe anything I eat is also his. He will lick baking trays if I leave them on the side by accident, yesterday he was running away with my FAB lolly sticks, foil if its had food on it, that's his too in his mind. He will now knock the bin over, pull the binbag out with precise accuracy, and proceed to eat anything in it. I didn't think anything could beat the raiding of bins after finding the contents of my bin all over my floor constantly but no now its gone further than that. Because the kitchen is now locked to keep the little monster out I have to leave my BSH chip feeders in the living room whilst I'm out because they are grazers, Vinnie being Vinnie knows there is food is those feeders and this is the best till last. He will pick those chip feeders up, yes literally pick them up with his mouth (they are not light for a cat either) and will persistently DRAG and THROW them around my living room in an attempt to get the food in them. I know this because I find said feeders in peculiar places plus I have a cat cam in my living room... Yesterday he displayed something else I'd never seen him do, bold as brass as Bilbo and Django (the BSH, Bilbo is the top cat in my house) were eating he went straight upto their feeders stuck his head in their bowls and ate their food, the brits moved and the chip feeders lid closed... on Vinnies head, this didnt seem to bother vinnie who continued to eat whilst having a chip feeder lid slamming against his head until the lid actually stopped working. As I type this I'm laughing because it does sound comical but the truth is its really getting to me. I'm also worried he is hurtling towards developing PICA (where they eat inedible objects), at the moment what he tries to eat has has food on it but I really want to get it under wraps before it spirals. His weight is constant now, and he looks good infact he looks beautiful, his weight is in my eyes is perfect and this shows at the shows he attends by the compliments on his size and muscle tone he gets in his reports. I don't believe its because hes 24/7 hungry I do believe alot of this behaviour started as him spitting his dummy out to no longer being free fed and has turned into quite an obsessive and destructive behaviour. I have been reading up on cases of Psychogenic abnormal feeding behaviour and whilst he is not quite at that level yet if I don't curb this behavior I do believe it could end up that way. He believes everything is his his his human or cat, if its edible, its his. The cats are all locked out the kitchen now whenever I am not there to supervise, so he no longer has access to the bin or cat food stash but the behaviour towards the BSH feeders is what is really getting to me. I don't want to have to shut the BSH downstairs and Orientals upstairs but its the only way I have peace of mind the BSH get their portion of food. I have started to shut him out when I prepare or eat my own food as this was recommended for cats with food behavior problems. They also recommended set feeding times (which he has) and plenty of stimulation which again I give him plus he has his cat wheel so uses this aswell. I don't know maybe someone on here has anymore advice tips or maybe I am just missing something. If I increase his food he will just eat the extra food and pile on the weight again. Maybe there is a food that would satisfy him longer?I haven't taken him to a vets yet but this will be the next port of call for a blood test to check his thyroid, etc is in check. I have wondered about getting a timed feeder and setting it to go off during the day, so he would get little and often throughout the day when I'm at work, I know he would be the one eating it theres no worry about that the others wouldn't get a look in .. He is such a darling in every other way my perfect cat, but just like me he loves his food a little too much. If you met him you would never believe it as he is the perfect gentlemen.