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Old 03-19-2019, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Percentages of Diet?

Hi, major newbie alert. I'm trying to figure out how to correctly find the right percentages of the food sources I want to include in my Syrian Cocoa Bean's diet. The problem is, everytime I find any sort of answer online, all it does is confuse me. All the equations and methods, it just isn't clicking in my head. I'm trying to mix Hazel Hamster, Tropical Carnival Farm Fresh Fixins (it states on the packaging that the treats can be supplemented into the diet as long as it stays under 20%) and Purebites Chicken Breast Cat Treats. If anyone could either do some magic and give me acceptable percentages or tell me how to find them myself, I'd appreciate it so much! Thanks a ton!
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Percentages of Diet?

Hazel hamster is already a balanced mox so you don’t want to go adding in other mixes/ingredients directly. I’d give Cocoa a piece of the freeze dried chicken every 2-3 days depending on its size (the chicken i use is in 1cm cubes) and a teaspoon of carnival mix once a week since its mostly dried fruit/veg which is hamster candy tbh.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:58 PM   #3
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The ropical Carnival Farm Fresh Fixins is very low in protein & has a lot of fruit in it so I just wouldn't bother with that, Hazel Hamster has the correct nutritional balance so you don't need to add to that really, by adding in the ropical Carnival Farm Fresh Fixins you will be upsetting the balance.
Just stick to HH & the chicken.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:54 AM   #4
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Agree with the others. There's a lot of rubbish out there about mixing foods. Usually people do it to try and achieve the right level of protein. But Hazel Hamster has everything in that's needed - all nutrients and enough protein - and it's sugar free - even hamsters who aren't prone to diabetes can still get tooth decay and toothache!

Hazel Hamster is the same as Harry Hamster - exactly the same formula. Hazel Hamster says 16% protein and Harry Hamster says 18% protein but they are exactly the same formula. The Us labelling requirements and workings out are just different from those in the Uk.

So Hazel Hamster on its own is absolutely fine. Adding some freeze dried chicken for extra protein every other day or so won't do any harm either and will also be fine.

I wouldn't use the tropical mix at all - dried fruits can be full of nasty preservatives.

For treats and extras things like pumpkin seeds, peanuts in shells (more protein) are good.

For extras I give a very small piece of veg each day, half a nut (either a plain cashew or half a brazil nut or half a walnut) and the odd pumpkin seed scattered every couple of days.

You'd be better going to the supermarket bakery counter and buying some small bags of plain walnuts and brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds

The thing they enjoy most is the bit of daily veg! Every 3 days to start with then after a week every other day then after another week, every day, so their stomachs adjust.

Broccoli, carrot, cucumber, baby corn etc are all fine. For an extra special treat occasionally some fresh fruit is better than the dried fruit. But not citrus. So a blueberry or a bit of strawberry or apple or banana.
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:28 AM   #5
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Default Re: Percentages of Diet?

Thank you all for this advice, I'll stick to using just the HH and the chicken treats then. I had no idea about the Tropical Carnival Treats, I'm glad that I mentioned them. I appreciate all the help
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