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Old 02-23-2018, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Sunflower Seeds Bird Mix

Hello everyone!

I was wondering if it's allowed for a Hamster to have a sunflower seed for birds.

I've recently went to Fressnapf and saw that they have a sale for a bag of sunflower seeds only for birds. I was thinking if I can get that for my hamster as treats.

Are bird-only seeds well only for birds? Or can it be used for hamsters?
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sunflower Seeds Bird Mix

Sunflower seeds are a great treat for hams although they are very high in fat & should be given in moderation.
Make sure you get the sunflower seeds in the shells not the shelled sunflower "hearts". It much better for them to have them in the shells as it helps keep teeth trim & just having to work a bit for the seed is a form of enrichment.
Some seeds sold for birds are fine for hams but not all so you would need to check them individually & not give just any bird seeds.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: Sunflower Seeds Bird Mix

Bird Sunflower seeds are safe for hamster - this is what I also use for my hamsters as this is the only way I can find natural sunflower seeds in their shells (I will always just double check that the ingredients just say sunflower seeds so you know that nothing else has been added).

Not all bird seeds/feed mixes are safe though - some have added ingredients such as grit so always make sure with any bird seed the ingredients have nothing else listed.
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