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Old 04-13-2016, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default What do you feed your hamsters:

Before I even begin, this is not a thread for arguing which is better, I'm mostly curious as to what everyone chooses to feed their hams and why, and if you feed differently between the various hamster species? As in what you actually feed your current animals.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:38 PM   #2
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I feed my twinkle butt a mixture of Carefresh Complete and Sunseed Vita Prima hamster & Gerbil formula! Plus I mix some fresh fruits and veggies in.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: What do you feed your hamsters:

I've only ever kept dwarf hams & I've always fed dwarf specific mixes as they really do prefer the small seeds & aren't too keen on the big chunky bits you get in syrian mixes & the protein content is often a bit higher.

What I feed is a bit complicated! I've been through a fair few mixes & though some of them are good I've never been completely happy with them so I'm slowly moving them onto my own mix (not totally happy with that yet either but I'm getting there!) so they have a combination of these mixes.
cypher's chinese take away, that's not the entire recipe as I already had some ingredients that I added in myself but it gives you an idea, cypher's chinese (was supposed to be called something else but there was a glitch somewhere!), Myps dwarf magic, Ratrations dwarf basic with additional animal protein & a little of a couple of other mixes which I'm just using up really, Bunny dwarf hamster dream & a Rodipet dwarf mix.

Eventually it will be just my own mix & a bit less complicated lol!

ETA I forgot to say about veg, I feed mine a little every day & they get a tiny bit of tofu too which they love.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: What do you feed your hamsters:

I started out with Harry Hamster. Tried Bunny Dream for Syrians, JR Farm Adult Hamster and JR Farm Feast and Rodipets Adult Hamster mix - and went back to Harry Hamster All the others I tried had lots of teeny itty bits in and Charlie wasn't fussed to eat any of them either. He likes Harry Hamster and the pieces are a good size. He also gets a very small (thumbnail sized) piece of veg each day - either broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, baby corn, green beans, cucumber or sprouts - but a different one each day. Plus a piece of cheese once or two a week (again very small) and the occasional half a brazil nut, raisin, oat treat, banana, apple, fresh coconut, chicken. Some mornings he has some porridge on a teaspoon and some evenings he gets some scrambled egg on a teaspoon.
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:06 AM   #5
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Pizca eats versele laga complete hamster and gerbil; it is extruded food, because she used to eat just part of the mix, and I did not like that. In the mornings, I give her a mix that I make myself with seeds from the herbalist, muesli, rice... She loves it!
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:32 AM   #6
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Default Re: What do you feed your hamsters:

I feed my Syrian hamster, Sherbet, Harry Hamster with some P@H hamster complete nuggets, I also use JR Farm Food For Hamsters as a treat mix to scatter feed. She also get fresh veg every other day, and the other days she get healthy treats i.e. Walnuts, coconut chips, hazelnuts, millet etc. Weekly she get a piece of cold chicken.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:08 AM   #7
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Default Re: What do you feed your hamsters:

Sweep has Harry Hamster too. I am plannnng on trying him with some science selective, as a treat and then if he likes it possibly mixing it into his mix. He loves banana and strawberry. He had a bit of carrot once but we don't really buy them that often as we hardly use them. We tend to eat more frozen veg so might try a pea or two whenever we next have those. He loves monkey nuts. His mix does have some in but not many so now I have a bagful hiding in the cupborad! He also gets the occasional bit of walnut which is his absolut favorite! He also has other treats and things occasionally
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:31 AM   #8
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Vita kraft vita Smart
Vita kraft vita Nature
Kaytee Forti diet
Vita garden
Oxbow
Mazuri
Tropical Carnival
Higgins Sunburst
Mealworms
Seeds
Veggies
Papaya treats for robos

I have all this food in my house
Don't use all of it of course
Some of it is from previous diets & some will get thrown out as its stale

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Old 04-14-2016, 08:45 AM   #9
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Default Re: What do you feed your hamsters:

They all have some harry hamster which i wont get again as they dont eat the big colourful biscuits.

Bunny dream from zooplus, the syrian one and the dwarf one

J and r foods from zooplus

Mr Johnsons hamster and gerbil mix

Some naturals ones

Science selective biscuits

They all (4 syrians and 2 roborovskis) have a bit of the mix hidden round their cages each day. Every few days they get bigger portions of the mix plus some veg and herbs which they all love.

They often have porridge whichnis a big favourite.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:03 AM   #10
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I've only ever kept dwarf hams & I've always fed dwarf specific mixes as they really do prefer the small seeds & aren't too keen on the big chunky bits you get in syrian mixes & the protein content is often a bit higher.

What I feed is a bit complicated! I've been through a fair few mixes & though some of them are good I've never been completely happy with them so I'm slowly moving them onto my own mix (not totally happy with that yet either but I'm getting there!) so they have a combination of these mixes.
cypher's chinese take away, that's not the entire recipe as I already had some ingredients that I added in myself but it gives you an idea, cypher's chinese (was supposed to be called something else but there was a glitch somewhere!), Myps dwarf magic, Ratrations dwarf basic with additional animal protein & a little of a couple of other mixes which I'm just using up really, Bunny dwarf hamster dream & a Rodipet dwarf mix.

Eventually it will be just my own mix & a bit less complicated lol!

ETA I forgot to say about veg, I feed mine a little every day & they get a tiny bit of tofu too which they love.
Oooh I didn't know about tofu! Do you just give it straight out the packet or do you cook it? If I can find a nice recipe somewhere for making tofu taste nice then I'd probably get some for us and let Sweep have a little too
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