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Hamster Treats.

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by u-look-like-a-hamster, Mar 21, 2009.


  1. SilentChev

    SilentChev PetForums Member

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    Alright fair doos

    Cheers for the responce, Chev.
     
  2. laurvystein

    laurvystein PetForums Member

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    I have a list similar to this printed out and taped to the wall above Sebastian's cage. That way everyone knows what they can/can't feed him.
    I don't want my little guy getting sick. :(
     
  3. jasmineismyhamster

    jasmineismyhamster PetForums Junior

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    Nice information, saved and printed it out :thumbup:
     
  4. God

    God PetForums Junior

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    Bit of a stupid question but can they eat bread crust and both white and brown bread or just one? :confused1:
     
  5. Tapir

    Tapir PetForums VIP

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    does this list apply for rats too?
     
  6. PurpleCrow

    PurpleCrow PetForums VIP

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    How much would you give at each time to a Syrian?
     
  7. LauM

    LauM PetForums Junior

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    Jasmine likes Cheerios and doughnuts :)
     
    #87 LauM, Aug 22, 2010
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    Punkador PetForums Newbie

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    So far we've only tried fruit. Is their any fruit they CAN'T have?
     
  9. Punkador

    Punkador PetForums Newbie

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    Oh... And Kix cereal is a favorite too.
     
  10. cassies_degus

    cassies_degus PetForums Junior

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    Can this list be used on degus too?
     
  11. cassies_degus

    cassies_degus PetForums Junior

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    Can I use this list for my degus?
     
  12. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    no i would say many items on this list are very dangerous to degus, they evolved on a diet of poor quality vegetation so high sugar foods like fruit can give them diabetes,liver disease,cataracts and will ultimately kill them:(
     
  13. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    I am getting quite confused, can someone give a time scale and how much to give please?

    like twice a week, 4 or 5 piece of fruit or veg or whatever.

    Thanks :)

    Also when should I give treats.
     
  14. Acid

    Acid PetForums Member

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    what about the occasional peeled shrimp/small prawn as a treat? (the already cooked but cold ones you buy in the supermarkets)

    this might be offtopic but how can you tell when your hamsters getting a bit too fat and when to cut down on the treats? i only give mine twice a week but he seems a lot bigger than my old long haired hamster that im sure hes fat/chubby. Although i did get him from the pet shop that size and they said hes just a big hamster not fat (hes a gold banded short hair syrian hamster btw and takes up all of my hand!)
     

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    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    Im not sure tbh, my syrians ranged from huge (not fat just larger sized) down to the two Ive still got left who are both tiny in comparrison, a lot of it depends on breeding and how they were fed as babies, if your boy doesnt look fat (obvious fat rolls or whatever) then I wouldnt worry.
     
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  16. Acid

    Acid PetForums Member

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    thanks thedogmother i was just a bit worried that theyd lied and sold me an obese hamster without wanting to look like they werent very good at keeping their animals healthy or something of the like. ive felt around his tummy and i cant really feel any fat rolls just a large firm tum and he can move about quickly its just his size i guess :eek6:

    this is a friendly forum :)
     
  17. TheCrazyRatLady

    TheCrazyRatLady PetForums Newbie

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    really useful list here, thanks for making this :smilewinkgrin:

    x
     
  18. liana83

    liana83 PetForums Newbie

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    This recipe is from a degu forum but would be good for hamsters too.

    >INGREDIENTS<

    2 handfuls natural, rolled porridge oats
    2 handfuls plain wholemeal flour
    1/2 handful raw peanuts, skinned and finely crushed
    1 pinch sesame seeds
    1 teaspoon dried parsley
    2 teaspoons sunflower oil
    some water to bind

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 ºC
    2. Mix all the dry ingredients together
    3. Add the oil and mix thoroughly
    4. Add the water little by little until the mixture forms a stiff paste
    5. Take a tiny bit of mixture between your thumb and forefinger and roll the mixture into little balls. These should be small enough for your degu to handle, about 1 cm across (note that they will not rise)
    6. Place the balls on a baking tray (no need to grease)
    7. Bake on the top shelf of the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown
    Allow to cool thoroughly, the treats will be crunchy and very tasty (try one yourself!)

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    Kat
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  19. fogy

    fogy PetForums Member

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    Love this post, its good to know what to treat your hamster to other than petshop brought goodies.
    I mainly give mine cucumber, broc and carrots cus i didn realise just how much u CAN give them (variety wise) :)
     
  20. DwarfHam

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    I give my dwarf hamster blackberries and banana once a week. He loves it :)
     
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