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Old 10-20-2017, 09:50 PM   #1
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Question Monitoring food intake

How do you monitor a hamsters food intake when they carry all there food into there burrows.
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:07 AM   #2
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Default re: Monitoring food intake

If it’s a concern then check. When they are up allow them to go into a different temporary cage and investigate there borrow. Do not move their borrow around or change things. Also, if you don’t have a second cage. Allow somebody to hold the hamster while you check as it may distress them watching you touch their borrow.

Only do this if it is a problem. Also you can try feeding them a treat. If the hamster eats the treat it would suggest they are eating food ok. If the hamster doesn’t eat the treat do the above

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Old 11-02-2017, 08:29 AM   #3
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Default re: Monitoring food intake

You can check the hoard from time to time, not too often but just keep an eye on it as they need a hoard but you can cut back on food just a little if the hoard gets too big, other than that if you feed the normal amount & at least most of it has gone each day or few days depending on how often you feed, your ham is healthy & weight is stable you really don't need to worry.
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