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Old 03-01-2021, 01:30 PM   #1
Sahara
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Question How much should I be feeding my hamsters?

I have 2 robo hamsters. I put a tablespoon of food in each of their dishes. I can leave that tablespoon there for 3 days, and it still won’t be gone... and there will be a decent amount left. They do seem to be picky eaters. Are they eating a “normal amount”? How much and how often should I be feeding them? I guess I thought they’d be eating/storing more than what they are.
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: How much should I be feeding my hamsters?

Hello, they are quite frugal, but what is more surprising is that they leave it in their dish rather than build a hoard. Maybe they would be more interested if you scattered it in the cage so they can forage for it? And make sure you have several inches of bedding, to encourage them to forage and build a little hoard. What food are you giving them? You can try to make it more diverse by making sure you provide fresh veggies (cucumber, carrots, broccoli are mine’s favourites) and adding protein, like mealworms (mine doesn’t like them but many do!), egg white or chicken. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:16 AM   #3
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Default Re: How much should I be feeding my hamsters?

I feed my Robo a teaspoon of dwarf hamster mix daily and he won't eat or hoard all of it. I find that after a couple of days he doesn't want what's leftover so i chuck it out and give him fresh.
He always eats his fresh food and brown linseeds which i give him daily as well and he's happy to take a couple of mealworms from my fingers.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: How much should I be feeding my hamsters?

Same with my robo, he leaves a fair bit of dry food (rodiepet mixed with harry hamster). He does like soaked oats but not keen on fresh food.
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