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Old 03-30-2020, 11:37 AM   #1
Myhamsterbabies
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Question Sunflower seeds - how many is too much?

I use sunflower seeds as treats for my hamsters and I find myself giving them quite alot, are they very fatty? Should I be limiting the amount I give them more? I'd say I'll give my syrian between 5 and 7 a day, is that far too much?
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Sunflower seeds - how many is too much?

I think 5-7 sunflower seeds per day would be too much. 7 sunflower seeds contains half of a Syrian hamster's daily fat allowance, so on top of a balanced hamster mix, your hamsters would be getting 50% more fat than they need. I would limit them to 1-2 per day, depending on how much fat is in your hamster mix.

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Old 03-30-2020, 11:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Sunflower seeds - how many is too much?

That is a lot, if you have a seed mix with sunflower seeds you can take those out when you feed him & keep them to hand feed as treats, you can do the same with other tasty bits in the mix too, a few extra wouldn't hurt but no more than two or three at most & try to vary things so he doesn't have them every day.
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: Sunflower seeds - how many is too much?

Thanks everyone! I will definitely be limiting the amount I give them. I just love how happy they look when they get one but we have to be cruel to be kind dont we!
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