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Old 02-05-2019, 03:28 AM   #1
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Default Sprouted seeds for hamsters

Hi, I know that sprouted seeds are really good for humans, but I wonder if they're safe for hamsters. I want to sprout only hamster-safe seeds that I have. Some that I think of sprouting are:
Barley
Sunflower seeds
Turtle black beans
Pumpkin seeds
Wheat....
Can I sprout all hamster-safe seeds, or do I have to research each seed individually to see if the sprouts are safe?
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Sprouted seeds for hamsters

I'm not at all sure about the beans, not all legumes & pulses are safe & some are only safe if sprouted in a certain way, not the way you would for human consumption so unless you can find a definitive trustworthy source that says they're ok I wouldn't use them.
The others are all fine though.
You will need to check each thing you want to sprout just to be safe as some things like alfalfa for example aren't safe sprouted.
There's more info on sprouting for hams here.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:39 AM   #3
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Default Re: Sprouted seeds for hamsters

Sunflower seeds, barley, wheat and pumpkin seeds are all fine to sprout and give to your hamsters these are the ones I mainly give to my hamsters. cypher's thread regarding sprouting seeds is really informative and a useful source.

Although I am unsure whether Turtle black beans would be safe or not - as I have never heard of them myself.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:41 PM   #4
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Thank you for the information, it was very helpful
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