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Old 10-21-2019, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Great and small dwarf hamster food

Hi! Iíve got a White Russian dwarf hamster called Pip and I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with the great and small brand of dwarf hamster food (you can get it online and in Pets Corner). It was quite affordable and looks nice I was just wondering whats peoples experience with it? Thanks!!
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Great and small dwarf hamster food

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Hi! Iíve got a White Russian dwarf hamster called Pip and I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with the great and small brand of dwarf hamster food (you can get it online and in Pets Corner). It was quite affordable and looks nice I was just wondering whats peoples experience with it? Thanks!!
This is the nutritional info I found online:
Hamster Pellets, Kibbled Peas, Flaked Wheat, Alfalfa Pellets, Kibbled Maize, Red Millet, Meat Derived Extrusions, Canary Seed, Small Striped Sunflower, Coloured Mini Cereal Extrusions, Carrot Flakes, Whole Barley, Mealworms, Peanuts.

Typical Analysis:
Crude Protein 16%, Crude Fibre 4.5%, Oil Content 5%, Crude Ash 4.8%.

My opinion: The protein is a bit low. I don't like "hamster pellets", "cereals" and "meat derived extrusions" etc being treated as ingredients. Tell me what those are please.

It also specifies on the manufacturers website that it is a complementary food and not a complete food. So it cannot be fed alone.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:40 AM   #3
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Default Re: Great and small dwarf hamster food

It sounds like an extremely low quality complementary food at that!

In the UK you're blessed with the ability to get Rodipet food, which is by no means cheap. However, cheapness isn't really something to look for when it comes to pet food in general. Quality, safety, ingredient transparency, and biological appropriateness are, and Rodipet's hamster foods definitely have those things!

https://www.rodipet.co.uk/pet-foods/...che=1571765377

That dwarf hamster food in particular is organic. The ingredients are fully and properly named, no "meat derived" this or "coloured" that or random "hamster pellets". They have the proper nutrient levels with the Rodipet junior dwarf food, and you could boost the protein even further by adding one of the Rodipet insects(they carry crickets, grasshoppers, or mealworms) or high quality freeze dried chicken if you consider the 16.9% protein too low(for example for younger hamsters who need the extra protein).
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Great and small dwarf hamster food

Thanks so much for your help, I'm quite new to this and just want the best for her! Will be ordering the Rodipet. I've been feeding her Harry Hamster because it was recommended by the pet shop but shes having a little trouble because it seems she can't fit the large pieces in her pouches/mouth?! Felt like i should go in search of a specific dwarf hamster food but didn't find all that much out there, hopefully the rodipet will be better
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