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Old 08-13-2021, 02:15 PM   #1
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Exclamation is 110gm healthy for a male syrian?

ok so i was just weighing my hamsters and all was well until i got to my male syrian bagel, (if you've heard me call him 'her' in other posts its because p@h sexed him wrong) he weighed in only at 110gm, ik hamster weights can vary a lot and he is still kind of young (got him in mid june while he was still young enough to be with other syrians) but this worried me a bit, can someone tell me if this is healthy or not? if so what should i do to help him gain weight?

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Old 08-13-2021, 02:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: is 110gm healthy for a male syrian?

It does sound a bit low but it depends on how old he is - keep weighing him weekly. What diet is he having? They need a lot of protein in the first year when they're growing, so a hamster mix should have 18 to 20% protein.
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Old 08-13-2021, 02:35 PM   #3
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It does sound a bit low but it depends on how old he is - keep weighing him weekly. What diet is he having? They need a lot of protein in the first year when they're growing, so a hamster mix should have 18 to 20% protein.
right now he's eating
burgess hamster food (mostly this)
natures touch
sunflower seeds
a few meal worms
some plain oats
and some rosewood treats
ik its not ideal but theres not a whole lot of options where i am, in a few days im gonna go to p@h and get some harry's hamster food and im gonna start to move all my hamsters on to that
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The Burgess hamster mouse and gerbil isn't the best diet and only has 15% protein. So yes switching to Harry Hamster would be much better. You can get it online

This is for two packs

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pack-Suprem...8891697&sr=8-4

I don't know what Nature's touch is. A good basic muesli with the protein levels daily should help.

When you do switch foods though you need to do it gradually over a couple of weeks so their digestive system adapts without upset. So maybe add a bit of the new food for the first couple of nights, then a bit more for a couple of nights, then about 1/3 2/3 mix for 2 or 3 nights, then 50/50 for a couple of nights, then 75/25 for a couple of nights then switch.
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