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Old 09-18-2019, 12:28 AM  
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Default Re: Older hamster not eating his food

Originally Posted by Coco61 View Post
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.
I crushed up some HH with a teaspoon yesterday and mixed it with water. He ate it!!!! I can’t believe it haha. I guess he just isn’t too keen on hard foods right now. Will have to check his teeth tonight. If I can get a picture of his teeth I’lol post it on here if that’s ok.

So long as he is eating his HH crushed and mixed with water then I don’t see any reason to supplement with baby food any more.

Just in case though, could you recommend any specific vegetable baby foods? He’s been having the cow and gate chicken Sunday lunch babyfood which is hamster safe but not 100% veggies.
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