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Feeding a hamster?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Cherpi, May 1, 2011.


  1. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    I have been looking up on the internet what to feed a hamster, I have found that you give them a bowl full of hamster mix daily (obviously) and then a piece of fruit/veg each day? Then give them a treat, like seeds, nuts, dog biscuit, cat biscuit once a week or twice a week or something.

    Is this correct? I have a list of veg etc;


    Treats;


    Biscuits such as Malted Milk, Custard Creams and Wholemeal digestives.
    Carrot cake
    Raisins/sultanas
    Low sugar breakfast cereals such as Cheerios
    Walnuts
    Pecans
    Hazlenuts
    Cashew nuts
    Brazil nuts (all nuts should be unsalted)



    Fruit and Veg;

    Grapes
    Melon
    Kale
    Cucumber
    Sweetcorn/corn on the cob
    Peas
    Carrots
    Apple
    Banana
    Celery
    Grass
    Broccoli
    Cauliflower and Cauliflower greens
    Dandelion leaves
    Beansprouts


    Protein;

    Dry cat food (poultry kitten kibble is ideal)
    Cooked chicken or turkey
    Crickets or mealworms (live, canned or freeze-dried)
    Scrambled or boiled egg



    If any of this is incorrect can you correct me please :)!
     
  2. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    There is a sticky thread entitled hamster treats, all the foods hamsters can have is on there.
     
  3. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    Sigh, I need to become more observant, thank you LOL -.-
     
  4. purple_x

    purple_x PetForums VIP

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    I really would not give hammies 'human' foods such as the biscuits as they are too sugary for them, especially if you get a dwarf ham. They are prone to diabetes so shouldn't have any sweet things really.
     
  5. Snippet

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    I agree with what purple_x said. As well as the diabetes risk, it's no good for their teeth. I would feed fruit as a treat, and give leafy green veg (such as curly kale) as their daily veg portion.
     
  6. Pomegranate

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  7. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    I never said human biscuits, I said dog biscuits, which will ware down their teeth and give them protein? :p
     
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    Snippet PetForums VIP

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    Your treats list said:
    Biscuits such as Malted Milk, Custard Creams and Wholemeal digestives.
    Carrot cake

    which are all high in sugar.
     
  9. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    Oh right ye, I got that list off a website, I never noticed that actually. Sorry, guess you were right :) Thanks for the advice.
     
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