Thread: Huge food stash
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:29 AM  
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Default Re: Huge food stash

He is hoarding his poos which is quite normal! Their poo isn't dirty or smelly - they are like little hard seeds and they sometimes eat them for extra nutrients - they have two stomachs and can redigest vitamins etc from their poos. They sometimes hoard some as an emergency thing in case there is ever a food shortage.

If the hoard isn't peed on I would leave it. Dry food is fine left for some time and hamsters do get very anxious about their hoards being removed. If and when it gets really too large (starts taking over the bottom of the cage) then you could prune it down next time you are doing a substrate clean. But I would never remove all of it at once, and if you do remove some, always put some new food back to replace it in exactly the same place.
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