Oh I know it does! Evanna required hand feeding when I switched her. How much are you feeding him by hand in one sitting? It may be that he knows you'll hand feed him and he's lazy or that he's getting so full from being hand fed that he doesnt mind waiting until you come back to feed him again.
I am giving him aprox. 1-2 oz in one meal, if I`m at home I give him smaller amount and after few hours I gave him again meat, but when I go to work I give him 2 oz to be sure that he won`t starve until I get back home. .
Ahh stubborn boy! Are you using a shallow bowl? For some reason they seem to like shallow dishes. Some say it's so their whiskers don't touch the sides and some say it's so nothing sneaks up on them while they're eating.