QUOTE(cberry @ Feb 28 2017, 09:56 PM)
Anyone can recommend some good hamster mix here? Been looking for the best food for my Dwarves and Syrians.
Also, anyone know where to get cheaper wheel for Syrian Hamsters? I saw one in Pet Lovers Centre which is RM70++. @_@
Re hamster mix, both dwarves and Syrians have different requirements so you cannot use one mix for all, IMHO. Dwarves are more prone to diabetes so any mix with fruit or that is heavy in sugar is a big no-no while Syrians are pretty much okay with the regular stuff. I use Versele Laga Hamster Complete Nature (mix) and add Versele Laga Hamster Complete (pellets) for Jasper (he's a Syrian). You can refer to this list
of good and bad options. When in doubt, please refer to nutrition listing & percentage:
- Protein 17-19% unless you have growing pups or pregnant hammies
- Fat 4-7% (not a problem as most mixes OD on this)
- Fibre 6-15% (you can top up with fresh veg)
Hamsters also need raw food, eg veg, fruit, meat (cooked pls) every 1-2 days. I feed Jasper fresh carrots, bok choy, apples, capsicum, pea sprouts, cucumber, zucchini and boiled chicken (those cat food packs/cans are good too)/cheese every alternate day depending on what's in the fridge.This list
tells you what fresh foods are safe for both dwarves and Syrians.
(Yes, I did my research.)
Re wheel, you need a minimum of 8" or 21cm for the wheel. You can get those wooden ones for RM60 (mine is RM59 plus and is 23cm). Try looking online - some sellers sell 21cm wheels for RM30.This post has been edited by meiteoh: Mar 2 2017, 09:03 AM