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Old 05-22-2020, 01:25 PM   #1
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Talking Hi there :) newbie here

Hi ��
I'm em, I'm a mummy to 3 small humans, 6 guinea pigs, 2 cats, 1 dog, 1 tortoise and hopefully soon to be a Syrian hamster ��
Looking forward to learning all things hamster from here, I ordered a savic plaza 100cmx50cm cage today, excited!

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Old 05-24-2020, 05:51 AM   #2
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Hi Em welcome to HC, you've got a lot of pets and so pleased you've ordered your cage in advance before getting your hamster. That's a great sized cage.
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Old 05-24-2020, 09:39 PM   #3
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Hello & welcome to HC
That's a great cage, your new ham should love it, look forward to hearing about your ham when you get one.
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Old 05-26-2020, 04:23 AM   #4
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Default Re: Hi there :) newbie here

Thankyou, getting excited as started setting the cage up now, just waiting on some toys and the 28cm wooden wheel and sealant being delivered and then we are good to go �� ��
Any tips for hammie favourite foods etc would be amazing
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Old 05-26-2020, 05:05 AM   #5
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I've never kept Syrians so not so sure about what may be favourite foods for them but most really enjoy things like pumpkin, sunflower, hemp & flax seeds as treats in moderation, also small pieces of various nuts, some love mealworms some don't so maybe worth a try, fresh veggies are a favourite with most hams but they all have their personal favourites so just experiment a bit to see.
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Old 05-26-2020, 12:01 PM   #6
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Thankyou that's a great help, I've got some hamster nuggets, not sure how often to feed the other stuff? I've heard they like things like egg, mealworm, porridge, veg, seeds etc but please correct me if I'm wrong I just want them to have the best life possible
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:37 PM   #7
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Nugget or pellet type diets really aren't suitable, you need a good mix with seeds & other foods so they can forage properly & have plenty of variety. Some people in the UK use Harry Hamster or the Rodipet foods are another good option.
You can give some kind of treat daily as long as it's not too much, any soft foods like porridge should be a rare treat for healthy hams & are mostly fed to older or unwell hams.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:04 AM   #8
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Default Re: Hi there :) newbie here

Hydrogen loved his rodipet food and had pellets as a treat as he really liked them. I think seed mixes work better for scatter feeding too, if you decide to try that as they have to actively look for the seeds which keeps their brain active
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Old 05-28-2020, 02:49 AM   #9
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Savic PLaza is a good size cage, that is what I have for mhy two syrians. It sounds like you have done your homework

My syrians love flax seeds/or plant them and grow some micro greens - they nearly always nibble them up straight away and don't store them for later - really good for the fur too.
a little bit of egg every now and then, broccoli/cauliflower/ occasional spring green/kale (i find too much kale can make poos soft)
Like Cypher already said, I only give porridge/baby food to my elderly/poorly hamsters.
A great healthy treat is a whimzee.
I also give them walnuts/monkey nuts but not excessively as they can be fattening.
Have fun when you finally get your hamster.
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:51 AM   #10
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Thankyou so much for the diet advice, I will get a seed mix straight away erins ark does a good one I think so daily seed mix, occasional egg/ mealworm/ chicken, small amount of veg/fruit daily? I have a whimzee at the ready as my doggo has them for her teeth
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