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Old 01-31-2021, 06:01 AM   #1
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I feed my female Syrian hamster about one tablespoon of her main food mix a day and I give her fresh veg 2-3 times a week. I was just wondering if this is an okay amount and how much you all feed your hamsters. Any help appreciated
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:28 AM   #2
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Sounds about right but I would give fresh veg every day It is the one thing they look forward to every day especially! However just a very tiny amount. About 1cm cubed size. Doesn't have to be square of course, that is just a size guide. Eg a very small floret of broccoli about that size, a cube of cucumber or carrot (raw or cooked carrot - I sometimes save a bit of cooked carrot from our dinner as long as it is plain and no gravy or seasoning etc). I also put it on a separate little dish to the hamster mix. When we had a shy syrian I put that extra little dish on the far side of his cage on his shelf so he used the cage more! Or I put it in his sputnik and he got in the habit of using the sputnik and always went straight there to look for the veg.

With the hamster mix I throw away anything left after two days and put another tablespoon out. They tend to leave old food and only go for the freshly put out (how they can tell the difference I don't know!).
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:50 AM   #3
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That is ok to start with but personally, like serendipity, I'd increase the fresh veggies so they have some everyday. My general rule when it comes to quantity is a portion no bigger than their head. There heads look bigger than what they are so don't be fooled!

I do 15g of dry mix everyday. Then 1 day a week I don't feed at all, that way if there's any bits they don't really like and tend to leave, they go and find and eat them because there's nothing else. Keep an eye on the board though, if there's a lot, don't feed for a day or two so it depletes, then continue as normal.
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Old 01-31-2021, 09:56 AM   #4
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I find they eat anything fresh, like veg, straight away rather than hoard it so that’s another reason I keep the veg size very small. They actually eat very little daily.
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