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Old 05-05-2017, 07:46 PM  
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Default Re: Feeding dwarf hamster veggies

A nail-sized cube of veggies per day should be a good amount to feed per day. For hybrids, the only thing to limit in terms of veggies besides sugar is water content. However, it is important that fruit and vegetables should be introduced to a hamster's diet gradually as a sudden large amount of fruit or vegetables can cause diarrhoea. To begin with the hamster should only be given a small piece of fruit or vegetable once or twice a week and over a period of weeks this can be increased to a small piece every day. If at any time the hamster shows signs of diarrhoea then you should stop feeding all fruit and vegetables until the hamster has recovered and then gradually re-introduce them into the diet.
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