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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Food Dumping

Hailey is about 2 months old now, when it comes to living with me. When my boyfriend bought her she came with a decent sized bag of food. I recently began to run out but could not find that brand of food anywhere in my area. So, I decided to use the rest of it to sort of get her used to another brand. Well, ever since I did that she has been pulling her bowl out of the hole it goes in and dumping it off the ledge and onto the ground. Sometimes she dumps it right out of her cage. Does this mean she does not like her food? Should I try and relocate the food bowl and see if she maybe just does not want it there. She loves to jump through that hole, but until I bought new food she never did this. Any suggestions??
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 06:07 PM
 
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Pikachu does it, too, no matter what brand of food I have. My best guess is that it makes it easier to dig through and pull out her favorite pieces. I'm not really sure thought, that's just a guess.

Sorry, I know I'm no help. I just wanted you to know that it's not just Hailey.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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good to know she has a partner in food dumping crime.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2006, 03:19 PM
 
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I got a bowl like this to use for my diggers and haven't had a problem since. They stick their head in to get the food and can't get their arms in there to dig.

http://www.petsolutions.com/default....FROhNAodmVTMHA
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2006, 08:40 PM
 
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Have you tried moving her food bowl to the bottom level of her cage? It may help if she just wants to jump through the hole the bowl sits in..
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