A kitten should be fed twice a day. The amount of food required varies with the size and age of the kitten, but for an average-sized feline, feeding amounts to about one quarter cup per cat per day. For kittens over six months old it is better to feed them three times daily instead of two meals in order to keep their weight up. This will ensure that they are getting sufficient nutrition when compared to other wayward young cats that may not have access to regular care or food supplies at all times. Kittens can usually go longer without eating than adult cats so don’t worry too much if your kitten doesn’t eat every time he comes home from being out on his own.