A clean feeding bowl and a freshly filled drinking bottle should of course be part of the species-appropriate hamster husbandry. But what actually belongs on the menu of the little rodents?
Food, snacks and vitamins for the hamster – Image: Shutterstock / MilousSK
1. Hamster food with grains, seeds and more
Dry food is the staple diet of hamsters. For example, hamster food should contain grain, seeds, dried vegetables and herbs. Hamsters also like a small amount of nuts and animal protein and are good for them. It’s best to look for a strain that’s formulated specifically for your hamster species so he’s getting everything he needs.
2. Rodent snacks for in between
If you want to give your hamster something to nibble on in between, that’s no problem – however, the respective snacks should be made specifically for hamsters and only fed in small amounts. Snack sticks, drops, hamster biscuits, seeds or nuts taste good to rodents and can be given as a reward in between.
3. Vitamins as an addition to drinking water or feed
Vitamins are also contained in hamster food and greens – but if your vet recommends supplementary feeding, you can add the respective product to the feed or the drinking water of the rodent. Many hamsters also like special multivitamin juice for rodents if a few drops are added to the water from time to time.
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