Why is it that a hamster prefers eating scraps off the floor of his cage to whatever fresh food is in his bowl?
Most times when I clean his cage I dump out the remains from his bowl onto the floor afterward and fill it with fresh stuff. When I put him back he says ‘ooh, look at all that good stuff on the floor’ and goes foraging. Yet it’s the same food he was turning his nose up at a few hours before.
OK, I understand the fundamental reason — it probably is a natural foraging instinct being triggered — but it’s still amusing.