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Old 09-17-2019, 02:12 PM  
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Default Re: Older hamster not eating his food

One teaspoon of baby food a day, the veggie ones, would be very good. That is the maximum I use. As for crushing the HH... I have not done this. I have crushed the selective science biscuits though. They were already mixed in the diet though and a complete food.
Trial and error once the food has been crushed I guess. You are trying to soften the food so that it is not too much of an effort to eat it but leaving a little work to do for the teeth.
When you check his teeth, yes, just turn him on his back and gently open his mouth. Don't worry if one lower one is a little splayed. That can happen with age. Just making sure the lower long ones do not keep growing until they pierce the roof of the mouth which is the worst case scenario.
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