It depends upon the amount of food you're feeding... some people feed only once, but that doesn't work too well. Some people feed twice... but that doesn't work too well either. Feeding your cat thrice is the ideal amount of food... this cat is a domestic short-hair... they are smart, very smart. They know what to eat and how much to eat... so don't worry about giving them too much or too less... don't give him too much though because then he would leave it when he's done and it's not very comfortable to stuff the food back into the packet or the can or whatever. So just give him some, if he wants more, he'll ask for it and once he's had enough, he'll start swirling his tounge around the teeth and would sit down at a corner and then he'll start cleaning himself up... cats are fun... I hope I helped, good luck!