Sorry, I'm going to go off topic..an elite gerbil family - this sound interesting michaeljack ! I probably should be worried that this sounds exciting to me. Are they elite because they are favourites, or is it due to their colouring. Or is it breeding and that they are super healthy?
Anyways do you notice any difference between scatter or bowl fed?
I think my daughter was scattering all over but we have changed as per Marks suggestion to just putting it where they don't dig much, and in the corners of the deep bedding that don't get churned up so much. We shall see what the next clean out is like.