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Old 04-19-2017, 03:22 AM   #1
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Default Flax/linseed

I saw somewhere that flax (otherwise known as linseed) is good for a hamsterís fur. How much and how often is it safe to feed?
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:44 AM   #2
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You can give it daily,but keep in mind that extras should not be a large percentage of the diet.I use a pinch usually every day or every other day,depending on when I give my hamster extra food.

Just make sure that it's pure flax,and also make sure that your treats and other extras are also kept at a minimum to avoid dietary imbalance(roughly 10-20 percent of a diet being what is generally agreed on for extras and treats for the majority of animals).
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:59 AM   #3
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Was very much thinking of a tiny amount per day because I know it is very high in energy. They are whole organic flax/linseeds. So, would maybe up to 5 per day be ok? Or less even than that?
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:05 AM   #4
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Whatever amount I use comes to around 1/4 of a 1/4 teaspoon scoop,but I can't be too sure of an exact amount
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:24 AM   #5
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Sorry I am being stupid... So it is 1/4 of 1/4 of a teaspoon, as distinct from 1/4 of a teaspoon?
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:45 AM   #6
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Yes,yes it is Sorry if I'm a confusing mess right now,but I suppose that happens to everyone!
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:51 AM   #7
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Yes,yes it is Sorry if I'm a confusing mess right now,but I suppose that happens to everyone!
Got it. 1/4 of 1/4 of a teaspoon... Which I think works out as 1/6th of a teaspoon. Maths is not my strong point

No no you’re not confusing, you are helpfully exact and I like exactness!

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Old 04-19-2017, 07:03 AM   #8
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Default Re: Flax/linseed

How much & how often depends entirely on condition, something you learn to judge over time, a young healthy ham with no skin or coat problems eating a good quality mix doesn't actually need any but a pinch once or twice a week as a treat would be fine.
If a ham is in poor condition then you might want to give it daily.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:06 AM   #9
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Thank you Cypher. I think he is in very good condition, so will probably only try it out as a treat occasionally if he likes it, that is.
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