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I'm not sure why, but after I put new food in their dish, they put their bedding (not the aspen but the toilet paper I give them to make a nest) on top of it. They've done this with the random bits of clothing i put in for snuggling as well.
Does anyone know the reason for this?
Thanks in advance
 

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my girls always do this, too. sometimes they drag entire cardboard boxes over to cover the food bowl. i think they're just trying to hide the food in the bowl, in addition to stashing it around the cage.
 

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Well, you wouldn't want any nasty strange rats from outside their group to come steal it! 8O :lol:

My boys tend to bury it in the litter box. Ick.
 

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Yep, same here... our girls pull kitchen towels over theirs... well, what's left after they've carried their favourite bits and stashed them in their igloo, that is :lol:
 

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I think it's case of covering the food to hide the smell to stop preditors finding them.

Cats have a complete bath after eating to remove any odores
 
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