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Old 07-01-2016, 09:48 PM   #1
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Question New treat system, is it too much?

Back again with another new hamster mommy anxiety.

I wanted to find a cute way to make my girlie work for some treats, so I hung two leaves of spinach and one little piece of broccoli from close pins. She also has her little bowl of Hammie food and a foraging box with sunflower seeds. Is all this too much food? She loves the broccoli and practically demolished it, then got some water. I don't think I've seen her put anything in her cheeks either.

Also, she's a Syrian hamster that we have had for a few days.

Thanks for any advice!

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Old 07-01-2016, 10:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: New treat system, is it too much?

If you've only had her for a few days go slowly with veg in case it upsets her, just a tiny piece of one veg every few days then build up to a tiny piece each day.
Not too many sunflower seeds, just a few now & then!
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: New treat system, is it too much?

I don't think many hams pouch fresh veg for later, it's too yummy!
I do think it's too much fresh veg though, especially if she's not used to it it could make her ill, I only feed around a teaspoon sized portion every other day alongside the normal mix and occasional nut, mealworms or a bit of porridge
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: New treat system, is it too much?

Lol, cross-post. Have a look for toilet paper puzzles on YouTube if you want to make your ham work for treats, they also enjoy scatter feeding and that keeps them fairly entertained for a while
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:25 PM   #5
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Thank you guys!

I pulled it out of there. She really didn't eat too much of the spinach so I think she's alright. I'll slow down on the sunflower seeds too. So hard to take it slow when they are new!
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:47 PM   #6
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Default Re: New treat system, is it too much?

I've always given our Syrian: His Hamster mix, a thumbnail sized piece of veg each day (usually broccoli, carrot, cauliflower or cucumber - a different one each day and one healthy "extra" - like half a brazil nut, half a walnut, a piece of cheese (thumbnail sized again), a healthy hamster treat like a piece of dried dandelion root or treat biscuit without sugar, or a couple of pumpkin seeds. The nuts only once a week though. To make him work for them (ie get out of bed and go across the cage!) I put them in different places, and would sometimes scatter feed half of his hamster mix.

So the hamster mix would go half in the bowl, half scattered round on the substrate. The veg would go somewhere else (I used to put it in a hanging sputnik but now it goes on top of a ceramic log thing), the "extra" would go somewhere else again - on a kabob or the top of a toy or something - but always the same place. He would get quite excited going to find it each day (knowing where it would be) and it also got him using the whole cage. (Just realise I wrote in the past tense there - it's because he's ageing now and everything is at floor level. I still do the same but all at floor level!)

Occasionally he'd get a piece of plain cooked chicken or any other plain roasted meat we might have had (no gravy) but I tended to keep that as an out of cage treat - he usually ate it straight away or ate some and left some - if they pouch it you then need to check the nest and remove it if it's still there before it goes off! Occasionally he'd pouch it but I never found it in his nest so reckon he ate it all later. It's one reason for giving very tiny amounts - they actually don't eat that much.

Toilet paper puzzles - I was thinking you meant Crossword toilet paper - lol! I had this vision of a little hammy in glasses having to complete a crossword before getting his treats Did you mean toilet roll parcels?
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:42 AM   #7
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Yup, toilet roll parcels! Imagine a ham doing a crossword lol! I realised what I wrote about an hour after I did it but by that point couldn't be bothered to change it
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