This boy cracks me up . . . he sits in his 2.5g tank on my desk at work, he's been with me about a month, he gets excited to see me in the mornings but he runs when my hand moves towards the tank. He doesn't just eat his pellet, he spits it out & sucks it back in 3 or 4 times before he actually eats & no the pellets are not too big, he just likes to play with his food. Every day he likes to chill out in his cave.