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Old 11-21-2020, 10:42 AM   #21
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Default Re: Food for Robos

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I'd have to say that's a bit of a misconception and twisting of information - mostly due to people not necessarily understanding the nutrition of such foods in general but that's perfectly understandable!

Corn isn't all that high in sugar. Yes, it has more than some other vegetables, but in the amount a hamster would receive as part of a balanced healthy diet you would not see any problems. Peas are similarly not that high in sugar in proper hamster proportions, same with beetroot and parsnip. Do keep in mind that robos aren't actually one of the diabetes prone species.

There's really no good reason to exclude these things from a diet for a diabetes prone species from a nutrition perspective. In fact, there have been quite a few cases where new hamster owners in particular were mislead into removing specific ingredients from mixes which just causes the entire diet to become imbalanced.

Speaking of foods people commonly assume are not an option for diabetes prone species, carrot is also occasionally assumed to be too sweet which is just not true at all.

As far as foods go, I'll always view Rodipet as the best until something better comes along which is very unlikely. Unfortunately this isn't an option for everyone, but where it is an option it is definitely an extremely high quality food and would be an excellent choice.
Thanks Amytiville,
Yes, I know Robos aren't one of the diabetic species, but just a lot I have watched or read seemed to lump robos and dwarfs together re diet, and with my syrians I normally tend to just stick to green veggies and never really given them much fruit so I was going that way with the robos too. But I have always given corn and peas to my syrians and wasn't to the robos, but I will now. Is that a no no for other dwarf species?

I might try Rodipet eventually but for now I am happy with the Bunny Dreams one.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:45 AM   #22
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That's the Rodipet dwarf mix which isn't formulated for diabetes-prone species. The hybrid mix is, and doesn't contain the corn flakes, peas etc. Robos aren't diabetes prone though.

I feed my Russian the hybrid mix but she also gets things like peas and carrot in small amounts as treats.
Ahh thanks for clarifying Sushi, I didn't realise there was another food available.

Yes, I knew that Robos aren't diabetes prone, but after reading and watching videos it seemed that most people just omitted these root vegetables and peas and corn etc from their diet. Or maybe I got confused. Which is highly likely
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:48 AM   #23
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Vegetables that are relatively high in sugar are also high in fibre so the sugars are absorbed slowly making them fine, in moderation, for even diabetes prone hams, they also have good amounts of vitamins & minerals, while I wouldnít give my hams large amounts itís fine in all those mixes.
As Robos arenít one of the species prone to diabetes you donít need to worry about that anyway.
Thanks Cypher. I thought that it must have all been part of a balanced diet, otherwise it wouldn't be in the food mix.

Comet seems to like his squashed peas the most so I may give him an occasional cooked frozen pea (cooled down obviously)
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