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Old 04-10-2021, 03:09 AM  
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Default Re: Scattering food

I have never fully done scatter feeding. I found if I scattered the normal amount that quite a few bits get left and the substrate ended up getting covered in food a lot. That is for Syrians though. So I’ve done the thing with still putting food in the bowl and just scattering a little bit extra. Pickle doesn’t leave things that are scattered so that works ok and some depends on the mix. Something like Harry hamster has large bits which probably won’t get left and are easy to pick out later. But the Rodipet and Bunny dream mixes have lots of tiny bits and herbs and it can end up quite messy when they are left regularly!

So I do a bit of both. Yes veg can be wet abd make the substrate soggy or disappear and dot so I always put that on a surface. Either a separate little dish or in a Sputnik or on a tile or teracotta thing in the cage. Originally I used to put the veg in a Sputnik to tempt our hamster to start using the Sputnik!!
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