Thread: Aging Dwarf
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:05 AM  
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Default Re: Aging Dwarf

I think they say 18 months to 2 years but Russian dwarfs do seem to be at the lower end of that unfortunately. Bramble is 16 or 17 months old and has several health issues now.

A lower protein diet can help when they already have kidney issues because excess protein has to be excreted by the kidneys. They obviously need a minimum amount of protein but one mealworm a day in addition to a good hamster is plenty for an adult hamster. There's no reason to cut back on vegetables though.
Bramble & Athena (Russian dwarfs) and Daisy & Tilly (gerbils)
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