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Old 12-04-2019, 12:19 PM   #1
jhxamy
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Question Feeding a Syrian hamster in the UK

Does anyone know what the best food in the UK is for Syrian hamsters? I tried Harry Hamster but he didnít like that, switched to the Pets At Home hamster Muesli and he likes that a little bit more, but I donít know if thereís something better for him?
Iím also open (and would really like to try) making home made hamster mixes if someone could help me with that, I just want to make sure his diet is the best it can be.
Any treat recommendations would be great as well as fried herb mixes and where to find them in the UK? Iíve had a look but Iím struggling to know whatís best for him.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Feeding a Syrian hamster in the UK

Rodipet unfortunately only make one Syrian appropriate food, since all the others are low in protein. It could in theory be fixed with extra protein in the diet, but since many hamster owners would likely either want to avoid the complicated math or don't feel confident enough with having to balance a diet the mix I've linked works out very well.

That diet:
https://www.rodipet.co.uk/pet-foods/...che=1575487607

I would avoid making entire mixes on your own. It isn't a very straight forward process and you can do endless harm providing an unbalanced diet, and not all damage unbalanced diets cause can be reversed. In the UK you're especially blessed with a balanced, biologically appropriate, and even better yet organic mix, which gives even more incentive to not take an unnecessary risk!

If you really want to make nice things for your hamster, consider making treat mixes instead out of whole high quality seeds, nuts, etc. This won't cause a dietary imbalance if fed in reasonable amounts however it gives you the very important opportunity to even further increase the dietary diversity of your hamster. You can pinpoint safe ingredients that would be beneficial to add which aren't included in the main diet, while being able to avoid adding ingredients which are already in the main mix(as these won't add any dietary diversity and therefore would not be very beneficial in comparison).
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: Feeding a Syrian hamster in the UK

I buy rodipet hamster food. Both my hamsters like it (a syrian and a roborovski).

I also give a bit of harry hamster and mr johnstons food as extras/variety but msinly rodipet.
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