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Old 01-20-2020, 06:21 PM   #11
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Hello,

I feed my hamsters fresh food almost every week, they love it!
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Old 01-21-2020, 12:59 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the advice and fresh food ideas. I like the sound of flax shoots - I think I'll try growing them this year.

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My dwarves all love brocolli and cauliflower. They tend to prefer the tenderstem or brocollini varieties but they are probably just spoiled. They also get small-fingernail-sized potions of sugarsnap pea, spinach, cucumber, green bean, occasional butter lettuce , red pepper and baby corn. Their individual tastes vary but the one thing all of them like is brocolli.

I also give a small fingernail-sized portion of dried coconut or a half a walnut or pecan nut occasionally.

They get a small platter (the lid of a takeaway sauce container) every night with a variety of the above items. I usually give it to them around 10pm, when they begin waking up for their night's activity.

I'm sometimes away overnight so on those days they skip their fresh dinner.
Do you find that they hoard fresh food? I'd be worried about things going rotten if stored away.
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Old 01-22-2020, 06:31 AM   #13
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Do you find that they hoard fresh food? I'd be worried about things going rotten if stored away.
Of the five dwarves I've owned I've never found any of their fresh food in their hoarding places.

If they don't finish all their fresh food then I take what is left over away the next morning. They tend not to move their fresh food away from their platters like they do with seeds or nuts.

I think hamsters are 'programmed' to hoard things that do not go off easily since this is the essence of why they hoard- to store food that will keep until the winter.

I have however found that my one little guy, Norman, drags his empty platter down the ramp to his bottom level but he only does this once he's finished all the food.

He's a random little chap.
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:48 PM   #14
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Of the five dwarves I've owned I've never found any of their fresh food in their hoarding places.

If they don't finish all their fresh food then I take what is left over away the next morning. They tend not to move their fresh food away from their platters like they do with seeds or nuts.

I think hamsters are 'programmed' to hoard things that do not go off easily since this is the essence of why they hoard- to store food that will keep until the winter.

I have however found that my one little guy, Norman, drags his empty platter down the ramp to his bottom level but he only does this once he's finished all the food.

He's a random little chap.
Ok, thanks. I guess it makes sense that they wouldn't hoard anything too moist.
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