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Old 02-18-2018, 09:28 AM   #1
BookishB
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Question How much watery veg can a robo have?

Hello everyone!

I am new to this forum and to hamster owning. I got my Roborovski boy (Fievel) just over a week ago now. He is happily accepting treats from my hand and seems to love fresh veggies. Particularly celery and cucumber. Iím just worried since these have such a high water content and I donít want him to get diarrhoea.

How much fresh veggies should a roborovski have each day/week. And is it the same for high water content veggies.

Iíve done a lot of research but canít find a definitive answer for this one.

Many thanks!
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: How much watery veg can a robo have?

Welcome to the forum & congrats on your new robo
Veg of any sort are best introduced gradually so their digestive system can adjust, so a tiny piece finger nail size or a little smaller for a robo once every few days to begin with then you can gradually build up to daily veg.
Try to give a good variety not just one or two things.
If they have the ones with a higher water content they just drink less, they're only likely to get diarrhoea if veg are introduced too quickly.
I've never had a hamster eat more veg than their system can handle, once they've got used to having them I don't tend to worry about quantity tbh, they just eat what they need or want & leave the rest.
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: How much watery veg can a robo have?

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Welcome to the forum & congrats on your new robo
Veg of any sort are best introduced gradually so their digestive system can adjust, so a tiny piece finger nail size or a little smaller for a robo once every few days to begin with then you can gradually build up to daily veg.
Try to give a good variety not just one or two things.
If they have the ones with a higher water content they just drink less, they're only likely to get diarrhoea if veg are introduced too quickly.
I've never had a hamster eat more veg than their system can handle, once they've got used to having them I don't tend to worry about quantity tbh, they just eat what they need or want & leave the rest.
Huge thanks - thatís really helpful. Iíll only do fresh veg a few times a week for now and Iíll get some different stuff for him to try
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