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Old 08-15-2017, 08:16 AM   #11
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Default Re: Losing weight?

He may be losing condition as he ages; but is he hydrated right now? I'd check his teeth again if he's had problems in the past.

For my older hamsters, a lot of them very much appreciate having their food mixed with a bit of baby food to soften it.
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:46 AM   #12
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The age thing is possible. He does stay hydrated, Do you know any good babyfoods for mixing? Just bc I know some have some additives that could be harmful... thanks
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:53 AM   #13
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Default Re: Losing weight?

You can find some suitable baby foods in this thread.
Baby food suitable for hamsters
Do check his teeth though, if they are a problem then feeding soft food is just a temporary measure until the teeth are sorted out.
It's fine to feed some soft food as an extra but the main food should still be the dry mix.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:33 AM   #14
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I'm currently on holiday but will be checking his teeth when I get back on Saturday or Sunday. We will take him to the vet if needed, as that's what we did last time...
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