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Old 11-12-2021, 03:34 AM  
Ria P
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Default Re: help, diet for diabetic hamsters?

Have a look on the Forum under Healthcare. There should be threads on diabetic hamsters.
I don't think sugar intake is the cause because hamsters can get diabetes when they are still babies. The causes are probably the same as in humans.

I fed my diabetic hybrid dwarf hamster a normal diet avoiding fruit or anything withsugar or honey. I fed him the hybrid mix from Rodipet and gave him mealworms and a bit of boiled egg for extra protein plus a small amount of fresh veg daily. He loved cucumber and always ate it.

I had to adjust his habitat and use washable items because the glucose in diabetic pee can quickly cause harmful mould and bacteria on bare wood. I didn't know about plastikoting then and i had to replace damp patches of substrate frequently.
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