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Old 10-12-2016, 11:51 AM   #1
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Question Mealworms

Squidge absolutely loves mealworms, but I'm just wondering how many I should actually give him? Also, is it okay if they are dried? That's what I've been giving him and he seems to be okay?
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mealworms

Dried mealworms are absolutely fine for hamsters! They are much better for those who do not want to be chopping heads off of live mealworms (AKA me). I get about 100g from Poundland and that works well for me.

As for quantity, I think Cypher should answer that. Cypher really is an expert on hamster nutrition.
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Old 10-12-2016, 02:28 PM   #3
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Dried mealworms are absolutely fine for hamsters! They are much better for those who do not want to be chopping heads off of live mealworms (AKA me). I get about 100g from Poundland and that works well for me.

As for quantity, I think Cypher should answer that. Cypher really is an expert on hamster nutrition.
I got mine from Poundland as well! And I agree, I can't really imagine anything much worse than chopping up live mealworms... Ewww
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: Mealworms

I actually don't know that much about quantities for syrians, not something I've really needed to know so I'm not sure.
They are a good treat & good for an extra protein boost but very fatty so not too many, I wouldn't give more than two or three a day tbh but syrian owners may suggest more are ok.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice I've giving him more than two or three a day so I'll probably cut down a bit
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:30 AM   #6
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I gave a live mealworm to one of my mice once. Never again. Ate it all apart from the head, which still had a few legs attached as well. It kept moving. For ages. I almost threw up.
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