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Old 07-19-2021, 07:12 PM  
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Join Date: May 2018
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Exclamation Too much protein? Higgins/Mazuri mix

Hey guys.

I have been feeding my robo hamster Pancake a mixture of Higgins Sunburst seed mix and Mazuri Rat and Mouse Diet lab blocks. I broke up the Mazuri blocks into smaller pieces and then mixed the whole bag of each food in a large container. When I refill his bowl, I then break the Mazuri blocks into even tinier pieces (until they are basically the same size as some of the items in the seed mix).

I'm worried that he's been getting too much Mazuri lab blocks (and consequently too much protein). I scoop 2 tablespoons whenever his bowl is empty and it appears that I mainly scoop the Mazuri pieces. There's definitely food from the seed mix in the bowl but just way less than the Mazuri pieces. I shake up the container before I scoop (which makes it easier to get more seed mix) but it still seems like his bowl is primarily the Mazuri. How much of an issue is this? Is him getting too much protein detrimental to his health?

I attached a PDF with a photo of his food bowl for reference.

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