Hey, all! I'm new around these parts, was hoping for a more cohesive answer to my question about limiting portion size, and when it's proper to move from letting Jumanji eat however much she wants to portioned feeding appropriate to her weight. Since Maine Coons mature so slowly, and Jumanji is very much a late bloomer (she didn't have her first major 'teenage' growth spurt until she came to live with me), should I let her free feed for longer? So a little backstory. Jumanji is now 9 months (born Feb 29th), and she came into my life around a month and a half ago. The breeder was having a hard time finding a home for her, because, for her lines, she was very small for her age (compared to most of her littermates, as well as other kittens the same age), and there wasn't any telling if she'd remain small, or is just a late bloomer. Fast forward to now, and she's grown almost a full kilogram while here with me, and, judging by her paw and ear size, she has a good bit to go. Here's hoping her head and tail catch up, or they're going to look comically small if her body grows much more xD She was brought up on raw from weaning, and the formula hasn't changed since she came home with me. Anyway. Based on her weight (~5.3 kilograms last weigh-in; take this with a pinch of salt as I'm using floor scales while holding her) and age, she shouldn't be eating that much more than 250 gram of raw per day. In reality, she's eating between 50 and, rarely 80-100 grams more than that, at times; yesterday, she did eat around 350 grams. That being said, she'll do this for a few days, maybe a week, then go back to portions sizes more akin to 250-275 a day, so it may just be her 'buffering up' for growth? I can still easily feel her ribs under her fur, and the groomer said she was at ideal form, despite not seeming like she COULD weigh over 5 kilo xD I.e. she doesn't look as big as she actually is, at least for a coon. My question is how long should I continue giving her open access to food? She eats fairly slowly, without scarfing, but tends to eat in one, max two 'sittings', so I'm not worried about the food going bad while I make sure she eats her fill. More concerned about her starting to overeat, or making herself ill. Or should I just feel confident in letting her free-feed till she's a year, which is the widely acknowledged age of most active growth ceasing? I would appreciate any thoughts and feedback, thanks!