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Right now I am using small ceramic bowls for my ratties' food, but I've been considering getting a food hopper (i.e Lixit) and was wondering what everyone else uses?
 

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Food hoppers should never be used. Food should be refreshed/refilled daily, so as to not have spoilage. With food hoppers, stuff is just sitting in there for days. Bowls are best.
 

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I have a cheap plastic bowl that came with my cage, but since Betty doesn't bug it I just leave it. I have a ceramic backup in case it does get destroyed.
 

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Night said:
Food hoppers should never be used. Food should be refreshed/refilled daily, so as to not have spoilage. With food hoppers, stuff is just sitting in there for days. Bowls are best.
Just because a food hopper is used does not mean that it will sit there for a long period of time. Likewise, because someone uses a bowl does not mean it will be fresh-filled daily. It just depends on the person :p I just thought it might be easier to keep out of the way of things.
 

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I like the ones that anchor to the side of the cage, simply because they can't dump them...
 

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I like the ones that anchor to the side of the cage, simply because they can't dump them...
I love those! I have a normal one in my boy's cage, and even though it's supposed be untippable, with a wider bottom, I still wake up with it upside down and food scattered everywhere :roll:
 

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I use heavy ceramic bowls. They don't tip them, but they do bury them. :lol: Hoppers would get too nasty too fast for my tastes.
 

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i only feed my rats every other day, because otherwise they eat everything but the lab blocks and then wait for more yummier food to sift through. if i make them wait they get bored and eventually clean the bowl out. :) but i have a birdcage for my rats and i like the bowls it came with. untippable! huzzah!
 
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