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Old 06-09-2019, 09:42 PM   #1
Nugget47
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Default Food for a (hybrid?) dwarf hamster?

Hi,

We have (I think?) a hybrid dwarf hamster - not by choosing, but we have him now and we love him already. I have posted elsewhere trying to confirm this!

I just wondered about hamster food for him. Here in Asia, there are not so many choices as I would like, but I want to make sure he is getting the right combination of things.

We currently have Mazuri Rat & Mouse pellets and for seed mix we have the following options:

Deli Nature Premium Hamster
Jolly Crispy Hamster
Vitakraft Emotion Pure Nature Veggie
Bunny Dwarf Hamster Dream

Has anyone heard of these or know what's best? I understand that I should be doing a mix of both pellet and seed mixes?

We are also currently feeding him a very small amount of fresh food each day, like broccoli, bok choi, tofu etc, and some oats and sunflower seeds as taming treats.

He's under 6 months, so his protein has to be higher as I understand it. I just want to make sure I get him a good seed mix! Any advice would be welcomed

Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Food for a (hybrid?) dwarf hamster?

I think I’d go with the Bunny dwarf mix.

No you do not always need a pellet to go with it in fact you’re better off without. what you would do better with is dried mealworms that you may find for birds. Those or dried shrimp would work, or freeze dried chicken cat treats if you can find them. it’s better to go pellet free as it’s more natural and offers more variety. The only reason you might want to add a pellet is if you really need to raise protein levels or maybe if you have an exceptionally picky hamster and cannot change the diet - which is debatable really. Or in the worst case scenario if the seed mix is so bad that a good quality pellet is required to balance the diet. Is it the Bunny Basic or Expert mix? The expert is better but either would do really. I don’t think the protein is too bad in both like I said a mealworm or two a day would suffice.

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Old 06-12-2019, 06:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: Food for a (hybrid?) dwarf hamster?

It's the bunny expert we have. Thanks for replying, he seems to quite like it, especially all the little seeds!
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