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Old 10-29-2019, 04:28 AM   #1
RolyRocks
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Question Ingredients safe or not?

Could anybody please tell me if any of the ingredients listed below are not safe for hamsters? Thanks a lot!

Grubs (Hermetia illucens) (40%) (Insect Meal 26.2%, Freshly Prepared Insect 8.3%, Insect Oil 5.5%), Oats (19%), Potato (19%), Maize, Peas, Brewers Yeast, Seaweed (2%), Linseed, Tomato Pomace, Minerals, Vitamins, Dried Beetroot (0.5%), Chicory Pulp, Dried Pumpkin, Dried Carrot, Glucosamine (575mg/kg), Chondroitin (575mg/kg), Dried Kale, Dried Parsley
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ingredients safe or not?

I wouldn’t give dog food to a hamster. Even if the ingredients were okay, their quantity will not, as dogs and hamsters have very different nutritional needs.
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ingredients safe or not?

I only meant a very occasional small biscuit from time to time as I have read they can be given to hamsters to help wear down their teeth. I just wondered as my dog has a high quality insect based dry food whether one small biscuit would be ok or not.
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: Ingredients safe or not?

I wouldn't consider vague insects to be "high quality". Also, just to be sure you're aware maize(aka corn) in a dog food isn't good for dogs. Corn/maize is fine for hamsters, but dogs don't digest it very well if at all.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:22 PM   #5
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Default Re: Ingredients safe or not?

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I only meant a very occasional small biscuit from time to time as I have read they can be given to hamsters to help wear down their teeth. I just wondered as my dog has a high quality insect based dry food whether one small biscuit would be ok or not.
As an occasional treat, maybe one tiny piece a week, yes, I would give it to my hamster after researching each individual ingredients. Most seem safe, but some I would want to check.
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