I've been doing water daily b/c shavings get in no matter how high up it is. for food, i add 50/50 feed and scratch every other day but never dump any out because i think it's wasteful. I pick out the shavings and sometimes poop, and every few days I clean the feeder and put the food back in. Should i wait until all the food is gone before refilling or do this cycling method so old/new food is mixed? Also, because they don't eat the fine powdery alfalfa stuff, i add warm water to their feed in a smaller bowl and make "oatmeal" out of it. they don't touch the dry food after that until thats their only choice. i don't do this often because i don't want moist food getting moldy.