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Old 02-17-2017, 05:03 PM   #1
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I'm considering getting another bag of hamster food. Would this be suitable?
All Living ThingsĀ® Daily Diet Hamster & Gerbil Food | small pet Food | PetSmart
I know it's a bit low on protein so I'll probably supplement it with some sesame.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:15 PM   #2
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I highly recommend hazel/Harry hamster as the staple diet for a Syrian and Burgess dwarf for a dwarfie. It is available online through websites like amazon for relatively low prices, in fact, you may pay more for this food than for a bag off a good website! There are several reasons I wouldn't recommend this food besides the fact that it's not nutritionally balanced. One reason that jumps out straight away is the colorful and filler pellets. This food contains tons of dyes which are best avoided for your hams sake. I also notice that the first ingredients (which means they make up the majority of the food) are corn kernels and corn based pellets. Foods containing a lot of corn are signs of a cheap filler pelleted food and a food lacking in nutrients. The last concern is the fat content, the bag reads "no less than 6% fat" which could be too high for hams! Hamsters should ideally have no more than 6 or MAYBE 7% fat otherwise it can be detrimental to their overall health. All in all, it'd be healthier and better to go for hazel/Harry hamster!


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Old 02-17-2017, 05:18 PM   #3
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OK, thanks!
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:25 PM   #4
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The shipping for the Hazel Hamster food at that website was insane ($10!!!) so I found another one. Seems to be the same, but has different packaging:
http://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcost...r-food-2147022
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:26 PM   #5
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As long as it's the same formula, it will work just fine!
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:11 PM   #6
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Hazel is the same as the UK Harry Hamster!Petco hasn't updated the ingredients or GA as far as I'm aware,but when you get the food you can verify the ingredients just to be certain The company was actually really caring and responsive from what I've seen in terms of acknowledging previous use of an unsafe preservative(ethoxyquin I believe)and that due to it being unsafe they no longer use it.It shows a major difference between most companies that would simply try to bury such a thing and never acknowledge it!

It really is much better than any single food in the US,and to get a good enough food otherwise you'd have to mix several foods and then you might end up using a combination that isn't quite enough protein anyways(which I personally do with added flax seed and freeze dried chicken,but it isn't as easy as using just one food).
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