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Old 01-06-2017, 08:32 AM   #11
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Default Re: bowl or scatter feed

Personally, Kilian refuses to be scatter fed. He starts to chatter disapprovingly if any food is out of his bowl. *lol* I think ultimately it is up to you and your hamster's personality. I think it would be nice to scatter feed, so that it mimics their wild behaviour. However, Kilian is not having any of it. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:40 AM   #12
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Default Re: bowl or scatter feed

I do a bit of both. Charlie likes both. He knows where his food bowl is and gets a bit anxious if it's not there (eg when I've taken it out to fill it) - but he also gets very excited about finding food in the substrate and foraging for it. So I put half the usual amount in the bowl and scatter the other half. Also occasionally scatter other bits (just small amounts) - pumpkin seeds, grean oats.
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Old 01-07-2017, 04:51 AM   #13
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Default Re: bowl or scatter feed

I have scatter fed all of my Syrians as they have really enjoyed the challenge of finding their own food, but I wouldn't have done this with my dwarves as they were so lazy and clumsy
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:28 AM   #14
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Default Re: bowl or scatter feed

I feed my two half in the bowl usually in the morning and then scatter feed the rest of it at night for them to find.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:27 AM   #15
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Default Re: bowl or scatter feed

I also do a mixture of both.
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