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Discussion in 'Rodents' started by u-look-like-a-hamster, Mar 21, 2009.
Alright fair doos
Cheers for the responce, Chev.
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.
Nice information, saved and printed it out :thumbup:
Bit of a stupid question but can they eat bread crust and both white and brown bread or just one? :confused1:
does this list apply for rats too?
How much would you give at each time to a Syrian?
Jasmine likes Cheerios and doughnuts
So far we've only tried fruit. Is their any fruit they CAN'T have?
Oh... And Kix cereal is a favorite too.
Can this list be used on degus too?
Can I use this list for my degus?
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
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.
Also when should I give treats.
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!)
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.
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
really useful list here, thanks for making this :smilewinkgrin:
This recipe is from a degu forum but would be good for hamsters too.
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!)
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)
I give my dwarf hamster blackberries and banana once a week. He loves it