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hamster treats (insects)

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by ....zoe...., Aug 9, 2009.


  1. ....zoe....

    ....zoe.... PetForums VIP

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    i was just wondering how many people on her have ever tried their dwarf and syrian hamsters with crickets / locusts and mealworms ?

    all of my 6 hamsters get gut loaded crickets, locusts and mealworms (especially at pregnant times and lactating periods)

    i believe that treats like these are much more natural and provide mental enrichment for my hamsters. they always seem to enjoy trying to chase the crickets and locusts round their cages and then eating them.
     
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    Oh no i wouldnt do that.. I hate creepy crawlies... I know they are said to be good for them but i just couldnt give them to the hams
     
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    mine have meal worm quite often. never tried crickets as i think mine are too lazy to catch them but they love the worms. i give them some of the lizards ones, id never buy them just for the hammies as they are very fattening and they wouldnt eat them all before they hatched.
     
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    i dont specifically buy them just for the hams although i dont really buy them (get them from my pet shop when most of them die and cant be sold) but i also have a spider who eats them.

    but then thinking about it my hams eeat more than what the spider does half the time.

    you can always just slip one through the bars and give it to your ham and then it doesnt have to catch it. but im sure they will and if their lazy then it will provide exercise.
     
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    :eek:hmy: you have a spider??? :scared:
     
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    I give my lot dried mealworms twice a week, couldn't do crickets cos they look kinda cute and I would end up keeping them as pets. What kind of spider do you have (piccies pleeze):D
     
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    noooooo...!
    I'm terrified of spiders!!! :frown2::crying::cryin:
     
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    dont think mine would eat them dried, haha yeh they do look kinda cute, i try not to really look at them too much or i will end up attached to them lol

    i have a curly haired tarantula
    here is a pic
    (sorry srhdufe)
     

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    Sorry srhdufe, we will refer to the arachnid as a puppy from now on, so Zoe does the "puppy" have a name and can you hold her:D
     
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    My OH has said no spiders and iv been wanting one for ages!!!!
     
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    Oh that gave me goosebumps :cryin:
    But i couldnt help but look :crazy::frown2:
     
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    hold it?????????!!!!!!!! :scared:
     
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    well the "puppies" name is spinner although dont really call her by the name. and ive never held it lol as it tends to flick hairs at me when ever i go in the actually tank (to get crickets back out or dead ones, or to clean her tank out) and the hairs really itch when they go into your skin.

    iam actually trying to kinda rehome her/him as i dont bother with it as much as someone else with more confidence could
     
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    I love that idea... Then i wont have to look at more pics of it.... YAY :D

    (sorry :blushing:)
     
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    When I went on holiday there was an animal show and they had a lovely big spider ( I think it was called a bird eating spider), they asked if anyone wanted to hold her and I couldn't wait, apparently nobody ever says yes when they ask that question but I thought she was lovely.
     
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    They had a bird eating spider at school (called Gordon) hehe my dad's name... It hated me... Needless to say, the feeling was mutual! :(

    I reeeeeaaaalllyyyy should stop reading this thread
     
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    I blame you two if i have nightmares and cant sleep! :(:lol::lol:
     
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    yeh the proper name for that type is a goliath i think they are one of the biggest :)

    ive held a red knee which was really cool and pursuaded me to get spinner ut i only held her when she was little and then she began flicking hairs so aint going to risk getting a bite.

    you only get a few that are tame enough to be handled.
     
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    Did I say bird eating spider I meant bird eating "puppy"
     
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